- Release Date: 27 October, 2003
- Collectible Price: $32.56
- Used Price: $25.25
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Authors: Paul Colligan, Jim Cheshire
Customer Rating: 4.88 of 5 (8 total reviews)
- This Book is First Rate
I have been using Frontpage On and Off Since FP 98. This book is a virtual treasure trove of useful information on utilizing Frontpage 2003 to it's fullest advantage. It is very well written and organized and will be easily read, understood and appreciated by both novices and experts.
I have a virtual library full of technical books. This is only the second time in 8 years that I have been impressed enough to take the time to write a review.
- This is a Great Book!!!!
I loved this book. It is structured in an easy to follow user friendly format. The author's while easy to read serve up each chapter with a great mix of: Info, walkthroughs, and practical advise. The book is well illustrated and encourages, while not requiring, the reader to try even the more advanced features of frontpage when building and publishing a site. I am a novice site builder and in one evening I had a little family web page up and running on the internet.
I whole heartedly recommend this book.
- Useful, but not meeting expectations
The other reviewers have done a fine job, and I do recommend the book, but my expectations were not completely met.
Firstly, it has a lot of repetition, which makes for a physically large book. Maybe this is good for learning for some, but I found it a little annoying.
Second, the examples are a little theoretical.
Finally the CDROM is a disappointment. Here is why
1. It includes "Woody's Office Power Pack 2003", which ONLY works with Office 2003, not XP or earlier. You have to pay for the earlier versions. No value to me, as I am an XP user.
2. The examples from the book are "buggy", and so far, I've not found them to work as advertised.
3. The so-called "software library" is only for trialware - 30 days max. The sort of thing you can download off the web anyway, so no added value here.
4. The graphics library is very small and limited when compared with other online sources - again, no added value
5. The remainder of the CDROM is simply advertising, with one valuable exception.
It has a complete copy of the book in PDF form, which is great for searching out references to subjects. Make sure you have the latest Adobe Reader. I would not bother to try reading the manual on my computer screen, but use Reader to find the right pages and go to the paper copy. But that's the only item of value that I have found on the CDROM.
I'm glad I have the book, but don't expect much from the CDROM. The claims of $ value on the CDROM are a little optimistic.