I did a search in Google for “differences between CSS and tables in Freeway” and got a link to a very interesting freewaytalk thread called “[Pro] Should I give up on CSS and Freeway?” with 24 replies from October, 2009. Much of it was above my head. I did this search in the first place because I’m so new to FW and website creation and I see talk about these topics (and the other things in this message’s subject line) continually.
The penultimate posting in that thread was still in October, 09 but then the last one turned up in May, 2010. That poster said:
“Brian, I’m a very new user who has come across this thread only recently. I am wondering if I should “leave the CSS button on” or not. May I ask you what your thoughts are regarding this topic since these posts from October ‘09? Thanks, Tobor”
Well, the thread was about 6 or 7 months old by then and maybe the folks who contributed to it weren’t following it anymore, for there were no replies to it.
I’ve become committed to working with FW because I agreed to a good friend’s request that I build a site for his new business. Just as an aside as to why he asked me to do this, someone who knows so little about site building – though this is not my first, I’ve done a couple of personal sites in Front Page a long time ago and more recently in iWeb – is because back in 1988 we co-founded an educational software business that turned out to be extremely successful and which we sold in 1995.
I now see that this commitment I made is going to be a full-time (unpaid, but that’s OK) job that’s going to go on for a long time. So I want to become as educated as I can with FW so I can do the best job possible for my friend and former partner.
Having said all that, I’m asking, first, the same question as Tabor, above, and also what is the best way for me to find out everything that I might need to know about all the topics in the subject line of this post. I do read the FW manual (I’m a big RFMer, having been an academic for the first 25 years of my working life), but I don’t find a succinct answer to these questions.
If anyone could give me an idea of what I really need to know and maybe point me in the best direction for learning about it, I’d be greatly appreciative.
Finally, to give you an idea of what the site is about (this very early stage of development can be seen at http://www.blackpatchgrassfedbeef.com): my friend and former partner, Phil, is undertaking a life-long dream of working the family farm where he was raised, a farm that’s been in his family since 1832. He’ll be raising grass-fed beef and other meat products and selling the cuts from them locally, online, beginning in the spring of this year. So in addition to a lot of relatively easy content pages and photos, there will eventually be a store on the site, as well.
Thanks for reading this.
Signal Mountain, TN
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