Re: best approach to learning HTML...

Subject: Re: best approach to learning HTML...
From: Michele <michele -at- krautgrrl -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 09:37:21 -0500

As a writer of technical books, I think Dreamweaver MX 2004 is a good place to start. You can see your content WYSIWYG as well as seeing the code. But picking up an HTML Bible would be a good idea, or even trying which has millions (or so it seems) of tutorials would help you with basics quickly. He writes well for the beginning HTMLer.

I'm breaking a client in using DW MX 2004 so he can get used to seeing code, it confused him at first, but I'll give him some tutorials and he'll be alright. I think the main thing is the desire to learn! I still only hard-code, but I initially worked production at my college newspaper in the mid-80's and we had to use old typography machines where you coded and that code was very similar to HTML. Hence, memorizing HTML was a breeze for me.

Perhaps Laura Lemay has some advice since she's written a lot of intro books as well.


Michele E. Davis, Writer
Kraut Companies
612-309-6903 (cell)
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Joyce Fetterman wrote:

<< Can someone give me their opinion on this? I've heard from a few
people that as a tech writer, it's good to know HTML. My question is
this - is it better to start off learning how to code manually, then
start using a "real" HTML editor like Dreamweaver, or is it best to
just use something like Dreamweaver from the start?>>


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