RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...

Subject: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...
From: John Posada <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 14:10:51 -0400


I'm sure you'll find that most large web sites (the ones with the jobs)
don't use HTML pages...they are being database driven. The "web page" is
written on the fly. Now, imagine two resumes.

1) Web content writer. I know how to write well. I also know DreamWeaver.
2) Web content writer. I know how to write well. I also know XML, Oracle,
asp, and client/server side scripting.

Who would you call first.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
212-414-6656



-----Original Message-----
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com [mailto:jgarison -at- ide -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 2:00 PM
To: JPosada -at- book -dot- com; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Subject: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...


John,

That's good advice to someone who wants to be a Web developer ... but what
about someone who wants to be a content provider (Web-ese for writer)? Pat's
initial statement was "I am interested in Web design and writing for the
Web."

Or are you just talking about a generic "how to get a job" solution?

I'm not currently looking myself, but if I were, I would be looking for a
job as a writer, not as a programmer. If it were me, I'd focus on the design
part ... Look for courses on designing for the web. You do need to get some
understanding of the technical side as well, but that doesn't have to be
your sole focus.

My 2¢,

John



-----Original Message-----
From: John Posada [mailto:JPosada -at- book -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 1:51 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: RE: I'm taking my marbles and going home...



If you want to get serious about web development, forget the tools
(DreamWeaver, FrontPage, Web Content
Management Systems)..they are just tools. Learn the technologies and
programmer stuff...asp, java, oracle, XML/XSL/XSLT, VBA, C++, server
side/client side, etc (the stuff that is hard).

The woods are full of (unemployed) people that know the easy stuff.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
jposada -at- book -dot- com
212-414-6656


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