List assembled by Blake Nancarrow (firstname.lastname@example.org) of Computer Ease for the Computer Trainers Network (CTN) on 24 Nov 2000.
|XXX||If compatibility is an issue, your options may be limited
or forced. For example, if you regularly use Microsoft products, Word and
Excel, to generate content, which, on occasion needs to go on the web,
FrontPage is, not surprisingly, the best option. As you would expect, you
can copy from Word or Excel and paste into FrontPage. Not surprisingly,
much of the formatting is preserved (not necessarily a good thing).
Conversely, if you copy from these same products into Dreamweaver 2.0, all
formatting is lost (definitely the greater of two evils). This is
marginally improved in version 3.0.
If you run Microsoft Access databases that you want to make accessible from the web, again, FrontPage may be the best choice. Although, I have it on some authority that for serious web-enable Access database projects you'll need to use something entirely different: Microsoft InterDev; FP98 is buggy in these environments.
If you use Corel Office or Lotus Suite I know of no significant web page generator offerings from them.
(Those interested in Dreamweaver or using non-MS business software, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Since most business office software applications have the ability to save data in HTML format, you can indirectly get content into web sites.)