FrontPage 2003 is the last version of FrontPage. It will continue to be
supported for critical updates by Microsoft until April 2011, but full
support stopped in April 2009.
FrontPage has been replaced by Expression Web and MS Office SharePoint
Designer. These are NOT upgrades (though Expression Web does have upgrade
pricing). Some knowledge of HTML and CSS are required to get the best out
of these programs.
Expression Web is aimed at standards compliant web sites, and has limited
support for FrontPage components. Expression Web supports PHP and asp.NET
SharePoint Designer is aimed at SharePoint websites, but has more support
for FrontPage Components. Note that Expression Web does not have a
Navigation View if you use FrontPage navigation components - SharePoint
Designer does have Navigation View.
SharePoint Designer does not support PHP, whereas Expression Web (version 2)
Neither program has any support for VML graphics as produced by FrontPage
and other Office applications (WordArt, ShapeArt, TextBoxes and objects
created using the Drawing toolbar)
A 30 day trial for Expression Web is available from
IMPORTANT: Do not forget the product key obtainable from a link on the
Sharepoint Designer is a free download from
The newsgroup for Expression Web is microsoft.public.expression.webdesigner
should open the group in your news reader.
FYI, FrontPage extensions are only supported on Windows 2003/2008 servers -
other server types (Unix, Windows 2000) have no support for extensions other
than that given by hosts. There is a version of FP extensions available for
IIS7, used by Windows Server 2008 and Vista.
Microsoft MVP (Expression)
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"David" wrote in message
> What is the replacement for frontpage 2003 I have tried a few others but I
> like frontpage the best I don't publish with it just design and got use to
> it. Is there a microsoft product that replaced it.