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    What does one do these days to accommodate all the display sizes and configurations websites are viewed on? I have a website that dates back to the late 90s that I am going to update. It was originally developed using FrontPage98 and maintained with newer versions of FrontPage. I am not sure what I am going to use for the revision but the display issue may influence where I go with this.
    You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
    http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

    See my personal webpage @
    http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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    There are lots of choices. If it was me from looking at your site (which is read only and doesn't need forums) I would find a hosting provider that supports wordpress, find a template you like and run with that. If you are looking to start a blog I would just make an account on blogger.com (if you have a google account just use that). If you wanted to go nuts, have logged in users/comments there is drupal. I have a friend that uses NetObjects Fusion, but I found it too complex and cumbersome.

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    • #3
      most people will have monitors that will be able to display 1024x768 at the very least. But if you still want to accommodate computers older than 10 years or so, The old 800x600 still should apply. A very rare occurrence tho... You can also detect display configuration and code to accommodate different settings through the use of html.
      Everybody wants freedom.... They just don't want it for everybody else...

      A college professor, a man I now consider my dad, once told me...
      "The minute you let someone decide what you can and cannot do, your life is no longer yours." A truer word has never been spoken in my opinion.


      Professor Bill Johnston
      (1930- )

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      • #4
        I use Dreamweaver for all my design. Been at least 15 years since I used frontpage. It's just my preference. I cant advise whether or not frontpage will do what you need - I dont use it... Like T8 suggested... If you want to add functionality to your site, just use what's already out there... You can't go wrong
        Everybody wants freedom.... They just don't want it for everybody else...

        A college professor, a man I now consider my dad, once told me...
        "The minute you let someone decide what you can and cannot do, your life is no longer yours." A truer word has never been spoken in my opinion.


        Professor Bill Johnston
        (1930- )

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        • #5
          I am a big fan of simple. If you want to see an example of drupal, I have a website (note I do not make any money off of it so am not violating any CC rules) http://www.perlmysql.com which is nice and simple or this site is also make with drupal http://www.911memorial.org/ (obviously more complex)

          It is super easy to setup, create your own templates and add content. With dupal you can easily define a version that detects phones and renders the site for a mobile device, all with no work after you get it all setup.

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          • #6
            consider www.squarespace.com too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by -scott- View Post
              consider www.squarespace.com too.
              Lol. Technology looks fine but I went to their about page cause I just am curious about software startups (although at 90+ people they are a mature one). They have a "green" page. I have a feeling I would last about 5 minutes in an interview there

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              • #8
                My primary concern is accommodating the various display sizes and viewing devices. I do use Wordpress for a blog but this website has a lot of photo layouts, flash videos, etc. Displaying the photos with accompanying narratives is always a challenge. Scrolling the display to read text or view the rest of the photo always aggravate me. I want to minimize that. I agree that "simple" is best, but "best" is not always simple.
                You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                See my personal webpage @
                http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by SCIfor55yrs. View Post
                  My primary concern is accommodating the various display sizes and viewing devices. I do use Wordpress for a blog but this website has a lot of photo layouts, flash videos, etc. Displaying the photos with accompanying narratives is always a challenge. Scrolling the display to read text or view the rest of the photo always aggravate me. I want to minimize that. I agree that "simple" is best, but "best" is not always simple.
                  Pretty challenging especially with a site with a lot of media. If you already use wordpress it will do all that, you just need to put in the time to learn how to do it. Use of flash (which is evil) will preclude your site from working on ipads and iphones. Also adobe is discontinuing supporting flash on mobile devices anyway.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by t8burst View Post
                    Lol. Technology looks fine but I went to their about page cause I just am curious about software startups (although at 90+ people they are a mature one). They have a "green" page. I have a feeling I would last about 5 minutes in an interview there
                    don't you own a company?

                    just throwing another option out there.

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                    • #11
                      SCI I just stumbled here and read your site. Great read on your story!

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                      • #12
                        FrontPage was killed off many years ago because of the garbage HTML it generated. Microsoft is on the 4th edition of Expression Web, which is actually decent. Dreamweaver is great. I usually use Visual Studio when I create webpages.

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                        • #13
                          I am checking out Expression Web. A number of people have recommended it although Dreamweaver has a lot of advocates. However, DW seems like more than I will ever need. I wonder if anyone has insight into Expression Web's longevity. I would hate to migrate to it and have Microsoft pull the plug in a couple of years.
                          You will find a guide to preserving shoulder function @
                          http://www.rstce.pitt.edu/RSTCE_Reso...imb_Injury.pdf

                          See my personal webpage @
                          http://cccforum55.freehostia.com/

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                          • #14
                            Expression Web will be around for a long time.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by -scott- View Post
                              don't you own a company?

                              just throwing another option out there.
                              I am a founder at a startup, and and actually am probably considered a bit eccentric but if I suggested we have a "green" page on our website people would think I had finally lost my mind and change all my passwords My last staff meeting ended with me saying "Everybody fights, nobody quits. You don't do you job I'll kill you myself".

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