Re: which class?

Subject: Re: which class?
From: "William Sherman" <bsherman77 -at- embarqmail -dot- com>
To: "tech2wr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 5 Nov 2011 12:33:28 -0400

I like to look at it this way. I like to be better prepared, and not need it, than to be under-prepared, and need it.

As such, if you do the harder and more technical class, you will easily understand the less technical if you do it later or on your own.

DreamWeaver has a few quirks, like most of these, where it determines the way it thinks the code should go. If you don't know the code, you only know that something isn't working right. If you know the code, you can easily check the code view (or work in it to begin with) and make it do what you want it to do.

I'm working with several people who know no HTML and we are working in DreamWeaver and SharePoint Designer. Several quirks are showing up in their work (most notably nested lists) and they can't figure how to fix them.

But looking at the code, it is easy to see and fix.

Realistically, since I know HTML and have worked in it since '96 (and GML and ISIL before that), it took me about 15 minutes to figure DreamWeaver enough to be productive. I am sure glad I did not waste money and time on a class for it.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Becca" <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "tech2wr-l" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, November 04, 2011 3:23 PM
Subject: which class?

I'm setting up my schedule for next term. While no class in CSS and HTML is required for the certificate (that would be far more useful than the web user interface analysis class that is required!) recent conversations here make me believe that knowing more XHTML and CSS would be useful to me.

There are two beginning classes I can take. One uses DreamWeaver and seems to be a Web Design For Dummies class (which is me!). The other uses a text editor, and is geared more for people who want to be professional web designers (which I don't want to be).

Which, do you think, would be more valuable? DreamWeaver? or coding?



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