Web Publishers

Subject: Web Publishers
From: Nancy Hoft <nhoft -at- WORLD-READY -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 1996 10:09:52 +0000

Stephan wrote recently of HTML generators like PageMill. These are no
more capabable of generating effective, well designed Web pages than
English grammar checkers are of ensuring well written manuscripts.
The point is not whether you know HTML. The point is whether you know
how to use HTML to create well designed and effective Web pages.
These are skills that technical communicators already know and this
is why the Web is a great environment in which technical
communicators can apply their talents.

Learning HTML is a no brainer for the most part. There are very few
tags compared to the almost infinite number of styles you can create
in word processors like MS Word. Learning design and how to
communicate with a specific audience are hard skills to learn. The
Web is filled with examples of poorly designed and poorly written Web
pages.

As an aside, you still need to know HTML to use PageMill and related
products effectively.
N a n c y H o f t
WORLD READY
RR2 Box 493 Moran Road
Temple, NH 03084-9761 USA
603 878 4540 (voice)
603 878 0508 (fax)

N a n c y H o f t
WORLD READY
RR2 Box 493 Moran Road
Temple, NH 03084-9761 USA
603 878 4540 (voice)
603 878 0508 (fax)


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