5597Re: [PPLetterpress] web design
- Apr 4, 2006I get a kick out of these applications; as though "web" development was an
"easy" thing to do like a "pro."
Dreamweaver (was Macromedia, now Adobe) is, of course, the industry standard
web development tool, but it can be a bit daunting for new users. The point,
of course, is that it's unreasonable to think that just because you might
know a few HTML tags you should go ahead and attempt to build a site that
will meet even the simplest of technical or aesthetic standards. I'm biased,
of course, as both a book and web designer, but it really is disappointing
how many publishers and organizations are willing to have a very poorly
designed and coded site represent them on the internet. That bright orange
tie with the mustard all over it says a lot about the guy wearing it, and so
does a site plagued by a distracting background, cheesy buttons, sloppy
typography and default link styles.
Don't get me wrong, I know that many publishers/organizations don't even
have sufficient budgets to afford decent design for their books and other
projects, let alone for their web site, but, like anything, you get what you
pay for in this arena, as in any other. Cheap & "easy" web applications will
help you to produce cheap and flaky web sites, or a college kid at $10/hr
can do the same.
Bethany, good for you for seeking some outside help, you'll be glad you did.
I'm sure there are a handful of good design shops in your area, and working
with someone local will make your life much easier when it comes to updates
----- Original Message -----
From: Lance Williams
Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2006 10:16 AM
Subject: RE: [PPLetterpress] web design
I use WebEasy Pro, version 6.0. Available from CompUSA for $50 or so....
It's a fairly complete package, and fairly intuitive... I use it for the
Letterpress Printers of the World website as well as our business website
and a few others I maintain.....
- Lance Williams
Williams Stationery Co.
Camden, New York
> [Original Message]
> From: thistleberry_press <etsu4@...>
> To: <PPLetterpress@yahoogroups.com>
> Date: 4/4/2006 12:20:37 PM
> Subject: [PPLetterpress] web design
> Hi, does anyone have a recommendation for a reasonable priced web page
> designer? I really don't need someone to design the layout of the
> pages but I need them to actually build the pages on the web. Any
> advice would be appreciated. Thanks!
- << Previous post in topic Next post in topic >>