I’ve been very happy with Windows Frontpage, but that’s no longer supported and there is no Windows replacement for it. I have tried a couple others, but nothing seems as easy and powerful as Frontpage. So I’m wondering if I can install the old Windows 2000 OS onto this computer so that I can continue using my favorite html editor (frontpage).
The problem is that my other computer is on its last legs and it is my only one I can use for this program. It’s getting pretty worrisome. I need to have an HTML editor I can use with Vista Home Basic but will seriously consider Windows 7 if that one allows me to run the old Frontpage designed for Windows 2000.
Microsoft replaced FrontPage with something called Expression. I tried using it for a while, but it was just such slow, complicated bloat-ware, I found it easier to use a text editor called Notepad++, in combination of course with what’s built into Google’s blogger where I host hepya.com and WordPress editing that I use for friendsnews.com.
I wouldn’t count on Windows 7 supporting something that Vista doesn’t support. Here are a few WYSIWYG html editors, some free, here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_HTML_editors. Of the non-free programs, I’d recommend Dreamweaver. I’ve always liked it best. Although I see on this list that Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer is free, though it might only work with XP. You can download that here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=baa3ad86-bfc1-4bd4-9812-d9e710d44f42.