Web Pages from Microsoft Programs

Most people have a number of Microsoft programs on their computer. When it comes to creating your first web pages, many people who are used to working with these Microsoft programs start looking at using one of these programs to create their web pages. This is not necessarily a good idea.

If you are looking through the Microsoft programs on your computer, trying to decide which one to use to create your web pages then you need to take the following information into account.

With the exception of Microsoft Frontpage and Microsoft Word 2000 with the HTML filter installed, all other Microsoft programs are incapable of producing HTML output suitable for uploading to the web. In each case you need to edit the output before you upload it to remove all of the code that doesn't belong in a web page. In order to be able to do this you will need to learn HTML (a relatively simple task). Of course once you know HTML you will probably find it easier to code the pages yourself from scratch rather than spend ages editing the badly coded output from these Microsoft in an attempt to generate decent HTML.

The other thing that you might want to consider is that there are hundreds of dedicated web ewditors available, many of which are free downloads from the web itself. In all instances you will be able to create clean standards compliant HTML web pages using one of these free downloads much faster and easier than you can using any Microsoft program except for Frontpage.

 

This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.

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