Alternatively (and again not knowing Frontpage, and hearing that you aren't up on html), IF Frontpage gives you .html files, you COULD import into the HTML Editor and just learn as you go. But that depends on how much time you have to 'tinker', and desire to dive into the inner workings
Come on over to the CC side great programs and awesome people.
If you are not happy with that then VSD.
Either way you are going to have to learn new skills but I suppose that is progress. Even with Frontpage I found that you had to amend the html code to get the best results.
I use the html editor.
For that matter, the code that you currently have is probably also very old and deprecated code. Should think about updating that and to be honest, it would probably be easier starting over with Visual Site Designer for those up to 2000 pages than it would be to actually update the code for that many pages.
You already have all the structure setup, just gotta do it is all.
Just some food for thought
http://elementsinwebdesign.com (a works still in progress)
On your computer, create a folder 'new', and in your own good time, when you have time, start changing out the old stuff little by little. This is how I did the same thing:
In the 'new' folder I created a style sheet - empty at the beginning. Then I copied the existing index page of the site and in the head section I created a link to the style sheet:
I looked at the index page's code and found the body tag with loads of properties, e.g. like
So, from that body code I made an entry in the css file and clicked Save:
...and I deleted the corresponding properties from the html file. Where it says just 'color' is the text colour. This is what remained:
The links have to be declared independently, so I let them stay for now. Then I went hunting for the next tag to 'reform'. I had a lot of <p> tags, so I made a similar entry in the style sheet and entered the properties for the paragraphs.
And so on, whenever you have time. If you run into difficulties, here is a good website: http://www.w3schools.com/
There is also a library of css tags in the html Editor, look for the 'Code' tab along the left side. And if all else fails, we are quite helpful in this forum
A link to your site may get someone to suggest another idea.
Buying Frontpage off Ebay will only be a short term solution, just looked at around £100 not cheap for an obsolete product.
I had the same problem as you a couple of years back. I used Frontpage until it became discontinued. My web site like yours had 100s of pages and I wanted to move away from FP. After looking around I tried CC html editor and found it worked fine.
I had no knowledge of html but decided to learn how to use it. Short term I just converted each page over using CC html editor. In most cases all I had to do was add a doctype to the FP html coding.
I still have a couple of old FP pages which I converted.
http://www.orrufc.co.uk/Morley%20Festival%202007.htm and view the source.
You will see its in the old FP code.
I think I added the first 3 lines of code and it converted OK. There werre some issues with some special characters like quotes.
Give CC html editor a try on a few pages and see how it converts.
Over a period of time I upgraded each page to meet the latest standards and in the process learnt how to use html/css
Hope this helps. There are plenty of people on this forum who can help you with any issues.
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