[OT] HTML usage...

From: David V. Corbin <dvcorbin_at_optonline.net>
Date: Sat Feb 7 23:25:29 2004


While your points are well taken (it is easy to design BAD pages using tools
such as DreamWeaver), hand writing HTML is not practical for most
professional web development (which I have been doing for well over 10

When my firm sets up a site that has over a hundred pages (just counting the
"static" content) and then client say "change these logos", "move the tool
bar from the top to the left", or other quite common changes, we would
quickly go broke if we decided top open each of the pages and manually
modify the HTML.


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> > >Brian Mahoney wrote:
> I'm not really sure how to do that, I use Dreamweaver to set up the page.

A good example of useless software. That explains why so many web
pages are created which older browsers can't use, for no good reason.
I can't understand why anyone who isn't mentally retarded would even
want to use software to design web pages instead of relying upon their
own brains.

It's much easier to just write all of the HTML by hand. That's what I
do, unless I have a need for dynamically generated pages, in which
case I write the Perl or javascript by hand that generates the
dynamically generated code. It really isn't that difficult to learn
HTML and some very basic javascript, since there isn't much at all to
learn for the basics. What takes the time is deciding on the overall
site and page design itself, not the technical details. Writing the
HTML doesn't doesn't take long at all (actually, it's probably faster
than fooling with that annoying software used to create web pages) and
it will give you much more flexibility. Try it, you'll like it.

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