database driven website
I have a website (texas-medical.com) which is done in static pages. I want to expand with hundreds of new products that are available to me, but I don't want to hand create all those pages.
Will FP2003 easily create some kind of template to pull the info from a database, including pictures?
I'm not familiar with ASP or any of the other programming stuff, although I am a little handy with MS Access.
If there is no easy way, is there a hard way? <grin>
I would suggest that you get a bit more familliar with backend programming or hire someone who has knowledge. If you're inclined to, it isn't that hard and there's lots of folks here who know the ins and outs.
Your website is hosted on an Apache/Unix server so ASP won't be much help, however your server does support PHP and that's certainly a powerfull place to start.
PHP works hand in hand with a Relational Database called MySQL and the internet is absolutely full of articles and tutorials about content managed websites built using that combination.
You can fairly easily set up a Windows Development computer for building and testing your website and edit it with FrontPage.
If you need some articles or tutorials I'll point you towards some.
There is a program that can help you. You can setup a web application in ASP, PHP, ASP.net, JSP without programming.
The application is not that easy and not that difficult. But it is a bit expensive.
It is called. CodeCharge.
See the sample webs created using this program, they are really powerfull. It also has FrontPage Add-in. When you install it, open Frontpage and you will see that a new menu added to frontpage. It will boost Frontpage capabilities in creating web applications.