Using FrontPage and Expression Web together!

In this short web based tutorial, I wanted to show users how they can still use the powers of FrontPage in conjunction with Expression Web 3.  Even though Microsoft eliminated the use of Web components, we can still use them with FrontPage and edit the site with Expression Web.  This can be a very useful tool when individuals need the power of software development and do not have the experience, nor the budget to hire a qualified developer.  As stated by Microsoft:

Web Components
One of the first things you might notice as a FrontPage user is the absence of Web components in Expression Web. While Web components were an important feature in early versions of FrontPage, they were also code heavy (resulting in slow download times), difficult to customize, and they generated proprietary code that was far from standards-compliant. Much of the functionality that FrontPage Web components provided are now provided in new and often easily customized ways by Web-based services. For example, there are now multiple sites that make it possible to store, sort, and share your photographs in ways that were not possible when the Photo Gallery component in FrontPage was developed.

If your existing site uses Web components, you can still edit those components using Expression Web. However, you won’t be able to add new Web components.

As a user of these components, I was very disappointed they eliminated all of them.  One of the most used components for me was the confirmation form field and the form validation.  I wanted to create a tutorial which easily showed the users how they can still integrate their sites with both applications.

This example shows the user how to create a custom confirmation field, and validate a form field in FrontPage 2003, and then still have the ability to edit and update using the new Expression Web 3 application.

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James MurrellBusiness Analyst


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