In the retirement of FrontPage
- a bitter sweet farewell.
So is FrontPage coming
to an END???
no and Yes, not 100% but rather Microsoft will no longer be
supporting the FrontPage extensions. This should be a good heads up
to those users who like to use FrontPage. Perhaps this might be a
nice early heads up for ISP's and those thinking about the future. I
won't give the farm away however there are some pretty cool and free
tools taking her place. Have a search, I'm sure you can find her
Is there any history
YES! Did you know
that Vermeer FrontPage was one of the first distributed web content
authoring applications developed? That was in 1994.
Are there any other
interesting historical areas about the history of FrontPage???
YES! It all
started back in 1994 when the software was developed by little
known Charles Ferguson, who then produced Vermeer Technologies
and only 20 months after making Vermeer FrontPage, sold it to
Microsoft for ....$$$$$ wowwy zowwy Dollars. :-O
FrontPage Historical Note:
Development of the Vermeer FrontPage product began in 1994 and
within 20 months this was heard to of happened...
Ferguson tells what it was like to create Vermeer Technologies,
which produced one of the first software products that made
creating web pages fairly easy, and then sell it to Microsoft
for $133 million some 20 months later."
What can I do to
Smile, an enjoy
the fact that you were a part in it all..... and so with the
history of this very historical application comes to it exactly
that; History. Before sending her off we may as well take a
stroll down memory lane and look at the rich past she was always
tidily wrapped within, those boxes that came about through the
I would love to
have a piece of the history, is there anything I can get that
would always remind me of FrontPage???
With this said, I
will leave it to you all to ponder and research what it is that will
be coming down the pike. It is a good time to start rolling over to
the change that is to come, and rightfully so you can find her
replacement online somewhere, somewhere located on a very large
website out there in cyber space. ;-)
Should anyone have
any questions please don't hesitate to email me and/or reply to this
message. I think that even though this is a bitter sweet moment that
change is good and that you all will understand why as the power of
her replacements unfold. I truly hope that you have enjoyed this
little historical piece. I Have had fun writing it and I have had a
lot of fun working with this killer app as I hope that you have too.
Unto Bigger and
Story by: Scott
Scott E. Bruno