In Part 1 of this series, we rebuilt the foundation of our website. In Part 2, we’ll start replacing FrontPage web components with standards-compliant alternatives.
You’ve probably already noticed that the Microsoft® FrontPage® web components aren’t included with Microsoft® Expression Web®. Though they provided an easy way to add relatively complex behaviors to web pages, they required installation of the FrontPage Server Extensions on your hosting provider’s web server, they slowed down page load times, and they were not standards-compliant.
It’s safe to use Expression Web to edit existing web pages that contain FrontPage web components. In most cases, you can even edit the properties for the FrontPage component just by double-clicking it in Design view. Of course, you won’t be able to add new instances of web components, but the existing ones will continue to function as before.
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