Microsoft FrontPage 1.0, Macintosh Edition Brochure
Designed for non-programmers, yet robust enough even for experienced Web site developers, Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh is the fast, easy way to create and manage professional-quality Web sites. With easy to use functionality such as WYSIWYG ("what-you-see-is-what-you-get") editing, intuitive hyperlink creation, and wizards to step you through the creation of your Web site, it's never been easier to publish on the Web.
The result is a robust client-server Web authoring and management tool that fulfills the vision of bringing powerful Web publishing to Macintosh users
FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh represents a leap forward for users that want to create and manage professional-quality Web sites.
Easy for Everyone
Many claim this, but FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh really delivers. Through the use of intuitive functionality and features, users will be able to get up and running with FrontPage quickly and easily.
Best of the Web Made Easy
A significant amount of development time in FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh has been spent on creating features and functionality that take advantage of all of the best that the Internet and intranets have to offer. In keeping with the FrontPage vision of bringing the ability to create and manage professional Web sites to a broad base of users, this functionality has also been designed so that it is easy to use and is well integrated into the product.
A Complete Set of Web Tools
Users told Microsoft that to create a professional Web site, they needed a powerful set of tools at their disposal. So FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh has powerful functionality such as the ability to edit HTML from within FrontPage, and a Software Developer's Kit, so users can create custom Microsoft WebBot® components and wizards.
An Office Family Member
Not only does FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh look like an Office application, but key underlying technologies are shared. This is important because users want to create Web sites and have the same capabilities to edit and manage them that they would have in a Microsoft Word document or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
Many claim this, but Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh really delivers. Through the use of intuitive functionality and features, users will be able to get up and running with FrontPage quickly and easily.
Importing of existing Web sites.
The From Existing Content Wizard makes it easy to import existing Web sites into FrontPage so that even if the user has created a Web site without FrontPage they can now take advantage of powerful FrontPage editing and management capabilities in the ongoing deployment of their Web site.
In the FrontPage Editor, what you see is what you get. This is great for the user because no guesswork is involved in knowing what pages in their site will look like once viewed in a browser.
Easy creation of hyperlinks.
With Microsoft IntelliSense® it's easy to create and manage links within and outside of a Web site. In fact, in some instances, creating links is automatic.
Drag-and-drop capabilities for easy site creation.
FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh has pervasive drag-and-drop support that makes creating content and links easy.
Templates and wizards.
Templates and wizards make it easy for users to create content as well as entire Web sites. FrontPage has the templates and wizards to help make the complex easy and make the easy automatic.
Intuitive FrontPage Explorer visuals.
With the visual representation of the Hyperlink View it's easy to differentiate internal, external, and secure links so that users will be able to effectively manage all aspects of their Web site with the FrontPage Explorer.
By making online help complete, having a comprehensive Getting Started manual, and providing a direct link to the FrontPage Web site through the About FrontPage menu item, users of FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh will have access to a wealth of information that will make it easier for them to get up and running, as well as take advantage of more advanced functionality in the product.
A significant amount of development time in Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh has been spent on creating features and functionality that take advantage of all of the best that the Internet and intranets have to offer. In keeping with the FrontPage vision of bringing the ability to create and manage professional Web sites to a broad base of users, this functionality has also been designed so that it is easy to use and is well-integrated into the product.
Database access using Internet Database Connector.
With the Internet Database Connector Wizard, it's easy to have dynamic database queries in a FrontPage Web site. As a result, users have the ability to get up-to-the-minute information from a database.
Tables and frames.
FrontPage makes it easy to take advantage of both HTML tables and frames. With the help of a self-explanatory dialog box or the Frames Wizard, tables and frames can come to life on a user's Web site.
Java applet and ActiveX Control support.
By supporting Java applets and Microsoft ActiveX® Controls, FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh gives users the ability to develop powerful web applications in an intuitive environment.
Netscape plug-in insertion.
By supporting the popular Netscape plug-ins, FrontPage makes it possible for users to easily author dynamic Web pages so that people viewing their site will have a more complete viewing experience.
Users told Microsoft that to create a professional Web site, they needed a powerful set of tools at their disposal. Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh provides exactly that. FrontPage has the ability to edit HTML from within the user interface, and provides a Software Developer’s Kit, so users can create custom Microsoft WebBot® components and wizards.
FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh gives users the ability to edit HTML source code directly in FrontPage. This makes the job of the Web master easier because other HTML editors are not needed to create truly custom pages or sites. FrontPage also contains an intuitive HTML Markup tool, making the use of this functionality easy.
Preview in Browser.
This function will let the user preview their finished Web site in whatever browser they choose. By clicking a button, the user can to go back and forth between editing a page and viewing the finished product.
WebBot components are CGI scripts that let users have powerful interactive functionality in their Web sites without having to program or write code. All the user has to do is insert a WebBot.
Microsoft Visual SourceSafe™ lets developers use version control to keep track of changes on their sites.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.0 for the Macintosh.
Including the Microsoft browser in FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh gives users the best tool available to view their finished FrontPage Web site right in the box.
Microsoft RTF Converter.
The RTF converter lets FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh customers easily import documents into their Web site. This will make it easy for them to convert any existing content into their FrontPage Web sites.
Not only does Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh look like an Office application, but key underlying technologies are shared. This is important because users want to create Web sites and have the same capabilities to edit and manage them that they would have in a Microsoft Word document or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.
FrontPage is the most sophisticated cross-platform Web authoring and management tool available. If you are working in an environment with Macintoshes, Microsoft Windows® 95 and Microsoft Windows NT® machines, FrontPage makes it easy for everyone to be involved in the process. The product looks and feels the same across platforms so developers can create sites on one platform and then edit on another.
The FrontPage Editor looks and works much like Word with functionality such as Automatic File Name Suggestions, individual table cell behavior, similar toolbar, and intuitive all-around functionality.
Cross-Web spelling checker.
Users can check for spelling across their Web sites using the same spelling checker found in the Office applications. By making this functionality available across the Web site, users will not have to go through each page of their site manually.
Cross-Web Find and Replace.
FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh includes a cross-Web find and replace feature, providing the ability to quickly find and replace text in all of the HTML documents in your Web.
To use Microsoft FrontPage® 1.0 for the Macintosh you need:
- Power PC-based Macintosh computer running at 100-MHz or higher
- System 7.5.3 operating system or later
- 16 MB of RAM with virtual memory turned on (24 MB recommended)
- 30 MB of available hard-disk space
- One CD-ROM drive
- Macintosh-compatible monitor (color monitor with Thousands of Colors mode or better recommended)
- Open Transport 1.1 or later
- QuickTime required for inserting QuickTime movies
Note: Internet features require you to obtain Internet access. Internet and other online access may require payment of a separate fee to a service provider.
Pricing and Availability
FrontPage 1.0 for the Macintosh Web site creation and management tool is now available for an estimated retail price of $149 US/$209 CAN and includes a $40 US/$55 CAN rebate coupon.
Customers are eligible for the rebate by mail if they are a licensed user of one of the following programs for the Macintosh: Office version 1.0 or later, Microsoft Word version 1.0 or later, Microsoft Excel version 1.0 or later, Microsoft PowerPoint® version 2.0 or later, Microsoft Works version 1.1 or later, Adobe Photoshop version 3.x or later, Adobe PageMill 1.x or later, or Adobe SiteMill version 1.x or later.