New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Web Design and Hosting Creating sites, scripting, and hosting discussions.

Is RapidWeaver a good alternative to FrontPage?


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
thetravelbug

 
Member Since: Nov 27, 2009
Posts: 4
thetravelbug is on a distinguished road

thetravelbug is offline
I have just got my Mac. I have a number of websites and have always used Frontpage to make and edit pages. I know it gets a bad rap but for me it was simple and easy to use and did the trick. Now I have my Mac what can I use that will allow me to easily import my files and work on them. Dreamweaver is just too complex and time consuming. My sites are all fairly simple, mainly just text and graphics. Is Rapidweaver a good alternative then?
QUOTE Thanks
Collin Bl

 
Collin Bl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Apr 07, 2009
Location: Napier NZ
Posts: 3,282
Collin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the roughCollin Bl is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 27 iMac i5, MBP 13 & iMac 20, 2TB dual TC, AppleTV, iPh4S

Collin Bl is offline
i looked at the Rapidweaver and decided that iWeb was easier so had a shot at doing a new one for the club - will be here for another couple of weeks but have a nosy at a first attempt.
http://www.aughb.org.nz/
QUOTE Thanks
iPod Nano

 
iPod Nano's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 15, 2009
Posts: 1,096
iPod Nano is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: White MacBook. iLife '09. iWork '09. Mac OS X 10.6

iPod Nano is offline
Hi there. I know you're new at this, and that's alright, but like I say to most people, WYSIWYG does not usually do a good job.

iWeb, Rapidweaver, and similar programs, tend to create extra codes, files, and directories that are not needed. You end up with a website that is a mess to take care of and it causes more trouble than it's worth. The only true way in my opinion to get a good looking website is to code it by hand.

Chris K.
QUOTE Thanks
CrimsonRequiem

 
CrimsonRequiem's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posts: 6,006
CrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to allCrimsonRequiem is a name known to all
Mac Specs: MBP 2.3 Ghz 4GB RAM 860 GB SSD, iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 32GB RAM, Fusion Drive 1TB

CrimsonRequiem is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
Hi there. I know you're new at this, and that's alright, but like I say to most people, WYSIWYG does not usually do a good job.

iWeb, Rapidweaver, and similar programs, tend to create extra codes, files, and directories that are not needed. You end up with a website that is a mess to take care of and it causes more trouble than it's worth. The only true way in my opinion to get a good looking website is to code it by hand.
Yeah but that's not easy for some people. You actually have to sit down and learn coding plus know what it does and when to use it. That takes awhile to learn.

死神はリンゴしか食べない。
QUOTE Thanks
iPod Nano

 
iPod Nano's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 15, 2009
Posts: 1,096
iPod Nano is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: White MacBook. iLife '09. iWork '09. Mac OS X 10.6

iPod Nano is offline
^Agreed, but it's well worth it. I'm not going to lie and say I'm any kind of expert, but I can do some basics. The end result is a website that looks a lot better than ANYTHING Rapid Weaver or iWeb or Frontpage, etc. can produce. WYSIWYG editors lack the flexibility to do what YOU want and not what somebody has made with a template.

Chris K.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,575
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
RapidWeaver is a solid product and a good alternative to FrontPage.

iPod Nano, if you like to hard code your pages, good for you - but the question was what Mac software is comparable to FrontPage.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
Scott_A

 
Scott_A's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 13, 2008
Location: Elkhorn, Nebraska
Posts: 17
Scott_A is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: MacBook Pro 2.4

Scott_A is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by thetravelbug View Post
I have just got my Mac. I have a number of websites and have always used Frontpage to make and edit pages. I know it gets a bad rap but for me it was simple and easy to use and did the trick. Now I have my Mac what can I use that will allow me to easily import my files and work on them. Dreamweaver is just too complex and time consuming. My sites are all fairly simple, mainly just text and graphics. Is Rapidweaver a good alternative then?
I was in the same boat. I tried Rapidweaver and uninstalled it in a matter of weeks. Turns out I had gotten spoiled with Frontpage's built-in FTP processing and I simply didn't want to fool with having to move files with a separate program.

I got Dreamweaver and have been using it since. I think it has a reputation of being horribly difficult to learn and use, but, if you're an FP user, I think it's primarily a case of figuring out what the task translation is.
QUOTE Thanks
Woodensail

 
Woodensail's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 29, 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 28
Woodensail is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 27-inch (Core 2 Duo)

Woodensail is offline
Yep, I'm at that dilema right now. Front Page is so easy to use, I'm afraid to try something else that might be extremely time consuming. I change my site frequently as artwork is added and removed due to sale. So far, I have just been using my Windows machines to do the work for now, but I'd like to do the work on the Mac big screen.
QUOTE Thanks
ZorroAMG

 
ZorroAMG's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 23, 2005
Location: Vancouver Canada
Posts: 522
ZorroAMG is a jewel in the roughZorroAMG is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: | '09 24" iMac 3.06 8GB | '09 iPhone 3GS 32GB | '09 ATV 1.16TB | '07 23" ACD | '06 15" MBP |

ZorroAMG is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by iPod Nano View Post
I can do some basics. The end result is a website that looks a lot better than ANYTHING Rapid Weaver or iWeb or Frontpage, etc. can produce.
Post up your hand coded site that YOU did, I can guarantee my iWeb site will give it a run for its money.....no template, designed ENTIRELY by me.

Your bragging (and now mine, ironically) did the OP no good.

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« how to forward to mobile website?? | question on makeing a kids game »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Looking for good external hard drive/enclosure? markw10 Other Hardware and Peripherals 3 04-14-2010 08:25 AM
import site from iWeb into Rapidweaver? badhabits Web Design and Hosting 1 10-30-2009 06:31 PM
RapidWeaver 3.6 upgrade demands new payment dekan Web Design and Hosting 12 06-20-2007 02:00 PM
What's closest to FrontPage for the Mac? sbatson Web Design and Hosting 8 07-30-2006 07:10 PM
Dreamweaver vs. Rapidweaver? daz087 Web Design and Hosting 12 05-17-2006 01:15 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?