Microsoft FrontPage was commercially available in four versions[source?]: FrontPage 98, FrontPage 2000, FrontPage 2002 & FrontPage 2003.
There was also a freeware version included in earlier releases of Internet Explorer. It was called FrontPage Express. If you have an older version of IE (if I am not mistaken this would be 4.0-5.0) it was found under "Accessories". It was actually a useful web editor for those without access to the funds for purchasing professional software. FrontPage express is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and possibly earier versions of Windows. FrontPage Express downloads are still available online from third-party hosts, such as stormthecastle.com.
FrontPage is a WYSIWYG, "What You See Is What You Get", Web Editor. All versions of FrontPage are still in use by web developers all over the globe.
The 2003 version is the last installment to the series. It was replaced by Microsoft Expression Web and Microsoft Office SharePoint Designer.
The first version of the app was made by Vermeer Technologies, before its acquisition by Microsoft.
References[change | change source]
- Kalif, Will. "Design your own webpages with the free Frontpage Express software". stormthecastle.com. http://www.stormthecastle.com/mainpages/frontpage_express/frontpage_express_index.htm.