Re: Web page generation

Subject: Re: Web page generation
From: Anne Weiler <annew -at- CHANCERY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 23 May 1996 09:37:42 -0700

In article <2 -dot- 2 -dot- 16 -dot- 19960521071934 -dot- 3177c1a2 -at- idirect -dot- com>, DAVID IBBETSON
<ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com> wrote:

> I've just been presented with Incontext Spider 1.1. I hadn't heard of it

> I won't be using it seriously for another 6 to 12 months.

> Is there anything special I should know about it, or should I forget it and
> learn to write directly in HTML?

Get an idea of the HTML codes before even looking at Spider. Spider uses a
tree metaphor which IMHO makes things much more confusing than they need
to be. All you're doing is applying tags to paragraphs and headings and so
on, but for some reason Spider wants you to believe a Web page is like a
tree and the paragraphs are like leaves or something.

I only used a demo version, but found it quite annoying. I'm actually a
big fan of metaphors to help users make a mental model of what they're
doing, but this one didn't work for me.


Anne Weiler --annew -at- chancery -dot- com
Media Development
Chancery Software

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