Simon Swain of Haines Recruitment Advertising describes the project:
Since the ultimate aim was a flat site, not one that was going to be maintained in Frontier, It wasn't necessary to be totally pedantic about having everything done tidily via macros... Frontier just provided a great way of managing lots of components.
Much of the content was going to be supplied by the Airforce, and self referential... meaning I wanted to be able to edit easily if they made changes, and needed the Glossary like nothing else.
The first real step was building a framework for the site - an outline every section, page, and their associated naviagtion, ready for the content.
Then as copy came in, it was just a matter of pasting it in the right place...
The glossary really came into it's own for creating the site map, which in itself was a last minute addition, but proved a great way to surf the site while avoiding the big images on the title pages.
A little patch I made was to change <h> tags to substitute in <font face color size> tags appropriate to the heading while rendering - a kind of primitive stylesheet... I also tweaked quite a few of the standard macros, but moved them in to #tools so I didn't change Frontier as a whole. I really wanted to make it as self contained as possible.
As the site neared completion, Adobe brought out the ImageReady demo... a few quick tests blew me away... It made such a difference to images on the site I was going to have to run them all through it... here's where I found something we really needed, Edit with App for images...
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