2003; 15 years ago ( 2003) (11.8164.8172) / September 17, 2007; 10 years ago ( 2007-09-17) Microsoft FrontPage (full name Microsoft Office FrontPage) is a discontinued and administration tool from for the line of. It was branded as part of the suite from to. Microsoft FrontPage has since been replaced by and, which were first released in December 2006 alongside, but these two products were also discontinued in favor of a web-based version of SharePoint Designer, as those three HTML editors were desktop applications. Contents • • • • • • • History [ ] FrontPage was initially created by the company, evidence of which can be easily spotted in file names and directories prefixed _vti_ in Web sites created using FrontPage. Vermeer was acquired by Microsoft in January 1996 specifically so that Microsoft could add FrontPage to its product line-up allowing them to gain an advantage in the, as FrontPage was designed to create web pages for their own browser,.
[ ] As a 'WYSIWYG' (What You See Is What You Get) editor, FrontPage is designed to hide the details of pages' HTML code from the user, making it possible for novices to create and web sites easily. FrontPage's initial outing under the Microsoft name came in 1996 with the release of Server and its constituent 2.0.