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  Asked By: Bhagavati    Date: Jan 10    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 609

I have been following the discussion here for about a week to help get
my head into the SharePoint world. I am a Software Engineer who has
been tasked with setting up a SPS (2003) for a couple of departments
here where I work. For the past two weeks I have been doing this mainly
via the administration capabilities found on the site, which to me is an
excruciating process. I was wondering if FrontPage 2003 helps with
this. Does it give you easier access to object properties and
additional capabilities, such as Web Part Libraries or enhanced
formatting? I am really just trying to figure out how others generally
work with SPS and have run out of trial and error learning curve time!

I have all of the MS development tools, so that is not an issue, rather
my boss who thought this would be completed in a week.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nisarg Shahane     Answered On: Jan 10

There are things that can be done in Sharepoint which you have obviously
have been doing. There are tasks that can be done - and a few can only
be done in Front Page. Personally I like to do as much as I can in SPS
since I am not a heavy front page user. I jump to FP for layout, color,
look and feel and of course the DataView web part. DataView can be one
powerful tool.

Answer #2    Answered By: Naimish Misra     Answered On: Jan 10

I think I'll fire up FrontPage and check
out the DataView web part, that sounds interesting. I'm not real adept
with FP either. When I did heavy web stuff I always used Visual
Interdev. The JavaScript debugger was awesome.

Answer #3    Answered By: Terence Thornton     Answered On: Jan 10

No problem. I too came from Interdev and never did much with FrontPage -
child of the notepad development style. I will say that FP2003 looks
like a great tool this time around. I still like to work in Visual
Studio and the Settings on SPS2003 but there is no way to completely
avoid FP2003. There are a few other interesting tools in FP2003 that
relates to SPS2003 as well but for me it all takes time to get to play
and understand it all.

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