designing anew for Frontier

Jim Byrne jim at
Fri Jan 14 10:32:13 PST 2005


Frontier is not a web design package - so you would never design the visual
aspect of a website in Frontier. You can design your site in a WYSWYG
package - and plug the resulting page template into the appropriate place in

You can use Frontier to manage a site - and it can be used to help you
organise the structure of your site - and make it easier to update it and
keep a consistent look and feel. It is a powerful way to manage a site - and
many people have used it this way (including myself) - but I don't think it
gets used this way much these days.

I am at risk of offending list members - but I would say that setting up a
site for someone else using Frontier is probably not a great idea - unless
they person you are creating the site for is a bit of a 'techie' and has an
interest in learning the inner workings of the Frontier database.

Frontier is also the engine behind Manila - which is a CMS with a web
browser front-end. Manila is a server product - so most likely if you are
using Manila you are buy it as a service from a third party. I assume from
you email this is not what you mean?

Hope that helps a bit.

All the best,

on 1/14/05 5:58 PM, Melinda Swenson at m_swenson79 at wrote:

> Hello, 
> A potential client for a website redesign uses
> Frontier.  I do not own the program and don't know how
> to design for it.  My questions are:
> How much design and layout flexibility do I have with
> Frontier? 
> Is it possible to design the site in HTML and somehow
> implement the design in Frontier?
> What is the learning curve for developing a site in
> Frontier?  
> Thanks, 
> Melinda
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