HTML, web design and such like . . .
> M$ FPX and FP are the worst way to create a webpage ever written. IA lot of people have found them easy
useful and a lot simpler than learning code.
They may be the worst for your needs, tastes
and insistence on tight code.
> create all my pages using a text editor. A page I write in the editorThose of us interested in design find
> that may be 9K long, when imported and re-written with M$ FPX (running
> in Wine for Linux or Odin for OS/2) becomes about 22K long, that's 2 1/2
> times longer. Doesn't sound like much, but when you have a website that
> has about 250K of HTML files (doesn't include images, etc, just the HTML
> text) that bloats it up to about 700K. That is a lot, especially for
> those of us who can't get broadband. That's why I hate things like
> flash and idiots who put BMP pix on their sites.
that (just as in software) presentation
is important whether you find it hateful or not . . .
Dreamweaver has an option NOT to alter code
and all design versions or html editors allow a straight
text mode, hand coding the final work is always possible.
> If you must have an HTML generator, a quick google on "HTML editorYes I downloaded the Debian bluefish
> linux" brought up 1.5 million hits, the start of which seemed to be
> relevent. Try something like Bluefish Editor
> http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/index.html. High learning curve, but very
- did not seem to install properly
so that is on hold
(I am still learning basics)
> Keep working in Linux. As far as writing websites, use something likeI am not interested in creating pages
> composer or Bluefish for a while, but examine the code closely. Go to
> http://www.htmlhelp.com/distribution/ and download the help files for
> everything like HTML 4.0, 3.2 and CSS. They are available in HTML, Win
> Help and OS/2 INF formats, zipped or TARed. Look up anything in the
> generated code you don't understand. Then learn it and you'll end up
> writing better HTML faster and tighter that way. No HTML generator ever
> makes as good of code as you can do by writing it yourself.
(I used to hand code in HTML and as soon
as a design prog became available this was preferred)
I am interested in creating web pages
that people enjoy . . .
I appreciate your approach and agree
with it in principle but have no intention
of going back to hand coding.
I did download Amaya which is a bizarre
web browser/coder . . . maybe too weird . . .
- will have another go with Blue tooth
perhaps and stick with composer :-)
> Just my humble opinion.Thanks Davey. I appreciate the viewpoint
> Davey Brain
and advice. I am finding the restrictions of
composer quite fascinating . . .
> If your ambition is even just slightly above creating a flash andPerhaps so :-)
> animated-gif haunted homepage nobody cares about or reads unless you make
> people do it (and control them by asking questions about it), it pays to
> learn HTML.
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Any other Web Designers?
What do you use?
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