HTML Standards (Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1)

Subject: HTML Standards (Re: Word '97 vs. Frame 5.1.1)
From: Paula Puffer <techwrtr -at- CEI -dot- NET>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 1997 03:23:04 -0600

Matt Wrote:

>And who do they think they're hurting? Adobe? Wrong. As evidenced
>right here, it's the end user who is harmed by these kinds of actions
>(right, Suzanne?). The same holds true of the NS/IE battle: they're
>destroying the very foundation that their existance was built upon;
>namely, a common HTML *standard* that allowed anyone on almost any
>platform to access any web page. The Web as we know it would never
>have existed if it wasn't adherence to these standards in the first
>place. Now, in trying to create their own "competitive advantages", MS
>and NS are segmenting the whole thing and we'll be back where we

On Monday, Region 5 director-sponsor Judy Glick-Smith discussed "Starting
and Growing an Independent Consulting Business" during the Arkansas
Chapter's Monthly meeting. It was a wonderful presentation and made me
realize that I don't necessarily want to be an independent yet. During the
meeting she asked me what my 30 second commercial would be for my business
and I rattled off that I design webpages that use good design and HTML
principles, without a lot of bells and whistles to distract the user (bells
and whistles being Animated graphics, etc.) from the *CONTENT* of the page.

When I code HTML, I try to code to the standard set out by the WWW Consortium.
That way I don't have to deal with the proprietary tags that NS/IE have and
my documents are viewable by the widest possible audience. As long as I
apply the design principles I have learned, I turn out great pages that
don't need a lot of bells and whistles to get your attention.


Paula Puffer
techwrtr -at- cei -dot- net
Thesis Project: The UWC Online
Class Web page: RHET 1312

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