Netscape Composer

Netscape didn’t fare well in the browser wars a couple of years ago when the Net was still web behind the ears. (No, that’s not a typo, I’m just trying to be clever). But, today when I wanted to make a quickie change to a website I went in search of FrontPage on my PC only to realize I’ve yet to reinstall it from the last reformat of my hard drive. sigh

But, lurking there, covered in dust bunnies, was Netscape and Netscape Composer. I liked Composer long before I ever forked out the money for Front Page. They are actually a lot alike. Now, you seem to have to register to use Composer which was annoying as I loathe having more passwords and logins to bugger around with. But, it does work. Also, though I don’t have time this afternoon to really test it out, Netscape seems to have that feature that lets you make changes to your site and then load it to your domain. No resorting to an extra bit of softare for the ftp thing. That is convenient, one of the best things about Front Page. If Netscape works for the uploading I may not reinstall Front Page afterall. How many bulky, cantankerous programs do you need on one hard drive?

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