Re: Can a Technical Writer be a Web Designer

Subject: Re: Can a Technical Writer be a Web Designer
From: iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk (Iain Harrison)
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 14:04 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

> Good web designers have strong programming and graphic design skills.
> Writing skills are virtually unnecessary.

That is the view of many people. Utterly wrong, but commonly-held.

> You might not agree with this, but most places hiring web designers do
> not care about writing proficiency.

Sadly, that is true. The evidence is clear: a plethora of web sites that
are slow, uninformative, hard to navigate and badly written. Eventually,
people will see the light, but for now the focus is on the delivery
method, never mind the content.

--

Iain

iain -at- hairydog -dot- co -dot- uk
iainh -at- cix -dot- co -dot- uk




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