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  • I have a website that I have cobbled together over the years starting with FrontPage and more recently I have been using ExpressionWeb 2:

    http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/

    I say "cobbled" because when I started I really didn't know anything about web design or FrontPage and I don't really know much about either still.  The site uses navigation link bars extensively and I undertand that these are (or can be) problematic.  The site also has a feedback link that uses something called "asp" I think .  I scratched it together a few years ago following some examples that I found on the web.

    I guess I am just looking for general "where to begin" type help/advise with converting my site to Expression Web.

     

    1.  Should I even try?  Is is worth the effort?

    2.  What do I use in place of the navigation link bars.

    3.  Will my current feedback page still work? Is there something better now?

    Thanks.

     


    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 3:11 PM

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  • I guess I am just looking for general "where to begin" type help/advise with converting my site [from Front Page] to Expression Web.

    1.  Should I even try?  Is is worth the effort?

    First, go here: http://www.frontpage-to-expression.com/ and see if this helps.


    Nancy Ward
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:17 PM
  • "Nancy Ward"  wrote in message news:d90252e5-8bc2-4b6d-b6db-df24c1944764@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    I guess I am just looking for general "where to begin" type help/advise with converting my site [from Front Page] to Expression Web.

    1.  Should I even try?  Is is worth the effort?

    First, go here: http://www.frontpage-to-expression.com/ and see if this helps.

    The above is for a class and book, but if I were trying to do what you are, I'd be sorely tempted to take the class!

    I've also found a 51 page Microsoft document that may help.
    download.microsoft.com/.../Microsoft_FrontPage_to_Expression_Web.doc

    This is a different animal; just plug the link into your browser and follow the yellow brick road.


    Nancy Ward
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:35 PM
  • Greg,

    I believe that the mvps.org server is now supporting asp.net and you'd need to check with Karl or Felix if it configured to support classic asp. The good news is that there is a free form to email generator at http://www.ctrfx.com/form/ that you can just copy/paste to replace the FPSE one which even includes anti-spam measures.

    John McGhie tells me that your site has tons of useful information so it would definitely be worth converting. <g> This tutorial http://by-expression.com/post/2009/09/22/Basic-Website-Tutorial.aspx is your where to begin using Expression Web and even has a section on bringing your content in from Word in a way to keep the content cross browser compatible.  If you go up to the tutorial section on that site there are three basic menu types  tutorials - horizontal, vertical and dropdown. All of which are easier to maintain than the current FPSE based menus.

    Contact me through the contact form on the by-expression site and we'll chat about some options for you or get John to give you my contact info directly.


    Free Expression Web Tutorials
    For an Expression Web forum with without the posting issues try expressionwebforum.com
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 5:36 PM
  • Cheryl,

     

    Thanks for information and links.  I am just at the "pondering" stage at present and probably won't begin the conversion until my calender clears up later this fall.  I appreciate your offer to chat and will keep it in mind should the need arise.


    Greg Maxey Please visit my website at: http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/word_tips.htm
    Sunday, May 15, 2011 6:30 PM