[OT] HTML usage...

From: Alexander Schreiber <als_at_thangorodrim.de>
Date: Sun Feb 8 05:43:17 2004

On Sun, Feb 08, 2004 at 12:25:29AM -0500, David V. Corbin wrote:
> R.D.
> 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
> years).
> 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.

Have you never heard of template processors? There are tons of them out
there (you could probably even abuse cpp) and if you don't like any of
them, a custom one could be whipped up with a few lines of Perl/Python
or whatever language you prefer. So you make the logos a defined value,
change the replacement rule for it and fed your source through the
preprocessor again.

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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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