View Full Version : Front Page site to Dreamweaver - can it be ported?

03-25-2010, 01:24 AM
Hi all,

I am a newbie to websites - I have written a rudimentary website using NoteTab Light, a free basic HTML editor but would like to expand my horizons. Since I can get the Adobe Web Premium package at student prices, I'd love to try DreamWeaver. In conjunction with picking up Dreamweaver, I will possibly be taking over the admin responsibilities for a club website. The website was written in FrontPage and appears to use frames (which I'm not familiar with).

I am wondering if I would be able to take the code used in FrontPage and port it to Dreamweaver to be manipulated. Or, am I better off starting from scratch and building a new site? I fully expect a lot of trial and error while I learn more about html, css and Dreamweaver so that is not an issue. I just need to know what can or can not be converted to Dreamweaver from Front Page so I can advise the club's president.

Thanks for any insight you can send my way!

03-25-2010, 05:25 AM
It really depends on the site i would say , however the fact that it has framed says a start form scratch is called for,
do you have a link we can see?

03-25-2010, 05:26 AM
welcome to the forum BTW

03-25-2010, 02:00 PM
The site I would be working on is http://www.mswhl.com (http://www.mswhl.com/). Unfortunately I do not have access at this time to the underlying pages.

I rather thought it might be a "from scratch" project - and probably not a bad idea at that as the site could use a major overhaul. But...always best to get opinions and ideas. Especially when you are new to something.

Thanks for the welcome. I'm sure I will be using the resources here quite a bit if I get the opportunity to re-write the site. :)

03-25-2010, 03:24 PM
I'd suggest also to make a whole new 'frameless' site with a fresh design. This one has really an early nineties look :)

03-25-2010, 03:44 PM
My favourite bit is this... "All pages within are created for an 800x600 resolution using MSIE (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/windows.htm)."

03-25-2010, 03:48 PM
My favourite bit is this... "All pages within are created for an 800x600 resolution using MSIE (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/windows.htm)."

aha... that confirms the early nineties look :)

03-25-2010, 04:18 PM
aha... that confirms the early nineties look

:) 'Course you did see that the league started in 1992 - thus the early nineties tie-in.

I've looked at a lot of sites to get ideas but if anyone has a site they think would be a good inspiration, please post the link.

03-25-2010, 04:37 PM
Check these sites out:

03-25-2010, 05:22 PM
I know I am massively biased but, for a sports site, I love; http://www.arsenal.com

To be followed by a 'c'mon you Gunners'.

03-26-2010, 02:53 AM
Great links!

There are some seriously talented people out there - very inspirational.

03-26-2010, 01:31 PM
do you take your girlfriend up the arsenal or isnt she into football?

03-27-2010, 12:58 AM
for those who dont know who the arsenal are, they are a london soccer team
. that is what you are talking about guys isnt it? , with this being a family forum

03-27-2010, 07:17 AM
Of course. Although your description is a little flawed. We are in fact THE London soccer team.