Essay 1/ pg1- So you've never built a Web page?
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You're a Designer and You've
Built a Web Page?
You've been busy at your job, or
perhaps you have your own studio with demanding clients
that keep you moving all the time. With so much on your
plate, you've never had the time or opportunity to learn
to build Web pages. You know you should learn, it seems
like everyone else is cashing in, and you're way behind
the 8 ball. Maybe you've even found ways to conceal your
HTML illiteracy with buzzwords and jargon, deftly repeating
phrases like "XML will change everything" and
"The success of e-commerce is a myth".
Whatever your defense, you may be
feeling that it's a lost cause. WIth everyone talking about
the latest trends it can be hard to find information on
the basics that will bring you up to speed quickly. The
article below is intended to encourage you that it's not
as hard as you think, even as it delivers some basic tips
First The Encouragement...
While it may seem that everyone knows more than you do,
the reality is that 80% of the procedures that have been
learned over the past four years is obsolete. The people
who learned the ins and outs of Netscape 2.0 and hand-coding
HTML frames are finding that either there are easier ways
to get the same result, or that older browsers and techniques
are obsolete. Its similar to the old desktop publishing
days when everyone got tired of making drop shadows and
globes, and settled into learning how to build a page that
If youre just getting started in Web design, you can
have the satisfaction of knowing that countless Internet
pioneers have taken a lot of arrows in the back for you.
You can jump right in with software that writes HTML, frames,
and DHTML, even as you access huge libraries of cut and
than you can imagine. In addition, there are tons of very
good online tutorials that can teach you anything from HTML,
DHTML or Java. So youll never be able to tell your
kids about the good old days when you had to write HTML
tags by hand. Take advantage of the resources at your disposal
to get up to speed quickly.
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Created: Nov 7, 1998
Revised: Nov 7, 1998