Volume 20, Number 1 January 2000
Web sites and Web authoring programs: trade-off or terror?
by D. Scott Brandt
TECHMAN'S TECHPAGE column focuses on Web authoring programs (WAPs)
and whether they are terrible weapons of mass miscommunication or
wonderful tools for the masses. Indicates that some colleagues are
adamant about not using WAPs, arguing that they produce bad HTML
code. Defines bad code as "files that are slow to load, inaccessible
to many users, syntactically invalid, hard to navigate, and
generally poor in content and design." Observes that while many
things can lead to a bad Web site, there is a difference between bad
code and poor choices in design. Wonders if it really matters, as
long as the code works. Points out that point-and-click WAPs allow
people who have some basic knowledge of using applications in
windowing environments to apply their skills to one of the most
amazing means of communication since wireless phones.
Includes one table and a list of references.
Internet & Personal Computing Abstracts
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