Re: HTML books/tutorials

Subject: Re: HTML books/tutorials
From: David Demyan <dbdemyan -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 1996 08:53:48 -0500

Brad Connatser wrote:
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> Can someone tell me: Why does anyone need to know anything about HTML?
> Aren't there dozens of software applications that do the HTML work for you?
> For example, if I buy Adobe PageMill, can't I create Web pages without
> knowing anything about HTML?--snip--
Brad:
I use good HTML tools too, but I _always_ go into the raw HTML code
to tweak things once it is done. The closest I've come to avoiding
the code is to use Netscape Gold, which I guess is something like
HD and PageMill.
Also, I personally love to know what is going on in the background.
I don't fully trust any authoring program and when the inevitable
happens, I like to go in an fix it, just like the guy who likes to
tinker with his own car. Plus, I like to read up on the latest
element or extension and try it out -- before the author programs
pick it up and include it in their scripts. Today, this equals a
3-12 month head start on cool new effects.
But then someone calls and says they need an Intranet built with
50 long documents in a week (to h_ll with quality) and I go back
to the tools and forget the tweaking (except to fix problems or
broken links).
I respectfully recommend all web practitioners learn the HTML at
some point, maybe not at first. You can develop and learn
simultaneously.

Dave.
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