FrontPage-L Resource Links

FrontPage 2003 will continue to be supported by Microsoft until 2013 under the Microsoft Life Cycle Support policy. See: (FP is part of Office which is a business application, it was never intended as a home user web editor though many of course used it for such.)

If you are considering moving from FrontPage to Expression Web, then you may be interested in Migrating from FrontPage to Expression Web EBook.

NOTE: If you are using an older version of FrontPage, you may want to consider moving to Expression Web.

Microsoft has now made Expression Web available as a FREE download for anyone who would like to use the software. You can read Microsoft Expression Changes and download from:

If you feel you MUST keep the outdated FrontPage bots which include Navigation View you might want to consider moving to Sharepoint Designer 2007 offered FREE by Microsoft. The program works like Expression Web version 1.0 yet allows to to continue using the FontPage bots. Many of the tutorials written for Expression Web will work with Sharepoint Designer 2007.

If you are interested in the history of FrontPage and a timeline of the various releases see FrontPage History - FP Version Releases and Vermeer FrontPage Timeline. The last release was FrontPage 2003 which was released in October 2003.

Using FrontPage With FreePages

FrontPage Resources

FrontPage Add-ins

Many of the add-ins that were originally released for FrontPage are no longer available. The ones listed have been created for Expression Web but will work with FrontPage.

Web Building Tools

Web Page Design

Search Engines



Mail Merge

Server Side Includes (SSI):

FrontPage Includes

While RootsWeb does not support FPSE, you can still use FrontPage Includes as they are an author time component. All pages that have the include inserted will need to be published when the include page changes.

HTML Validators:

CSS Validators:

Genealogy Graphics:


Web Accessibility

  • Creating Accessible Tables - Creating accessible layout tables and data tables. You will probably hear some accessibility advocates say that layout tables are a bad idea, and that CSS layout techniques ought to be used instead. There is truth in what they say, but, to be honest, using tables for layout is not the worst thing that you could do in terms of accessibility. People with all kinds of disabilities can easily access tables, as long as the tables are designed with accessibility in mind. In order for a data table to be accessible, it must have the proper markup in the HTML. When the proper HTML markup is in place, users of screen readers can navigate through data tables one cell at a time, and they will hear the column and row headers spoken to them.