heres another weird one: %5F ?
replying to myself before the 50 RTFM posts lol
Some people are more visual - so to Shining Archaine - who said in another post " just learn .NET" ... well ive tried... it is too hard READING about it..
I'm sure all the "real" programers around here will have ideas for this - or are happy with it the way it is - but as a non-programmer / designer, here are some quick thoughts on making it easier ( for me anyway)
1. Ready to run samples
In the IE 3 / 4 days there use to be lots of downloadable Samples on MSDN. There would be a description - but also a download of a RUNNING WORKING script or app or flyouts etc.
These days i find you have the description broken down in lines of code - then a paragraph describing what it does - then more lines of code etc.
For intermediate users, it is MUCH more helpful to just grab a working sample and hack away at it - learning as you go.
2. Perhaps break site down into Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced / Enterprise
3. on Asp.net - the Starter kits ( portal etc)
again - ALL require programming knowledge to get functioning - please post working running samples with install instructions
4. MSDN SIMPLE Search ( laid out like google ) without useful articles purged ( ie; type an error in google - and youll find the error and fix - at MSDN - more times than not - you wont find anything - or get links trying to sell you stuff
5. Please remove and redesign the Frontpage website from the office website and integrate it into MSDN. Position it as a Visual Interdev lite or what have you. * As youve removed it from Office it shouldnt be there - although you should bundle Frontpage LITE with all versions of office - as it helps us sell the tool to clients ( see Frontpage post)
Ideas for headings could include:
- Step by step RSS with Frontpage
- Content management with Frontpage
- Vectors in Longhorn explained - free tool
Lastly - if Frontpage REALLY is suppose to be a dreamweaver competitor - then USE IT ( eat your own dog food) at microsoft.com
so to summarize: More web dev - more sample code - less programing ( remember this is for non-programmers who still need to build tech releated stuff)
im assuming youre refering to (i think it was called) Constellation - the full screen NN desktop replacement
that was ALMOST cool - but if i remember correctly they made it too hard for regular designers to do anything with it
IE made this all simple