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Pardon?

 

Where did you get this startling information from, please?

HTML class.

 

If, for example, a certain typeface is called for and a computer doesn't have it installed, there needs to be code giving an alternative typeface, or the computer gets stuck. The old message was that an illegal action had been performed, but these days it says an error has occured.

 

Programs like Dremweaver can put it in automaticly, as opposed to hand coding, but each instance needs to be defined for the computer. They are fairly unintelligent critters, really.

 

And someone I know who had to deal with programs that weren't adapted to IE 6 has stated to me - in defending Netscape - that Netscape is compliant with all applicable standards, whereas IE 6 is not. However, IE 6 has a large enough share of the market that it needs to be adapted to to keep the customers happy.

 

(But Netscape still takes forever to load and has never been anywhere near any of my compuers. My HTML instructor used Netscape exclusively becaue it would gag on coding errors, useful if you are grading HTML.)

 

Lynn

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My HTML instructor used Netscape exclusively becaue it would gag on coding errors, useful if you are grading HTML.)

Been a while since you took the course, huh? Netscape is now dead. Designers now use the W3C to check both html and css for errors. With xhtml (which I've been using for 5 years) upper case is also dead. ;)

 

The font thing is easily cured by selecting specific fonts (if you like) but always concluding with a general Serif or Sans-serif designation.

 

And yeah you're correct that IE 6 is a buggy POS but not as buggy as Netscape 4.x - that was a real minefield to negotiate with a tableless design. It required all sorts of hacks and then resetting of rules to make other browsers happy.

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Been a while since you took the course, huh? Netscape is now dead. Designers now use the W3C to check both html and css for errors. With xhtml (which I've been using for 5 years) upper case is also dead. ;)

 

The font thing is easily cured by selecting specific fonts (if you like) but always concluding with a general Serif or Sans-serif designation.

 

And yeah you're correct that IE 6 is a buggy POS but not as buggy as Netscape 4.x - that was a real minefield to negotiate with a tableless design. It required all sorts of hacks and then resetting of rules to make other browsers happy.

Yeah, it's been a few years. One of my classmates persuaded the school to offer Webpage Design with Dreamweaver instead of Notepad. :)

 

But as you say, and the point Brendon was focusing on, is if you don't have the alternate code in there, the browser crashes. (I like the way with IE you can have Notepad and the browser open, and save the change then refresh the browser. Netscape wasn't as accomodating - I only used it as a check.)

 

Lynn

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One of my classmates persuaded the school to offer Webpage Design with Dreamweaver instead of Notepad. :)

That was a step backwards IMO. I have never used Dreamweaver (being old-school hand-coding type) but my "coding-challenged" friends have told me that Dreamweaver chokes on my perfectly functioning and validated code. All WYSIWYG editors suck. Dreamweaver may be the best of the lot but that's not saying much as it can still throw out junk code. All the "real" designers I know use it as a text editor which seems like a big waste of money when there are excellent text editors out there like NoteTab, my personal fav.

 

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That was a step backwards IMO. I have never used Dreamweaver (being old-school hand-coding type) but my "coding-challenged" friends have told me that Dreamweaver chokes on my perfectly functioning and validated code. All WYSIWYG editors suck. Dreamweaver may be the best of the lot but that's not saying much as it can still throw out junk code. All the "real" designers I know use it as a text editor which seems like a big waste of money when there are excellent text editors out there like NoteTab, my personal fav.

My software Guru uses Dreamweaver, but my understanding is she has modified the program code to suit her needs. What I do for her is basicly data-entry, and I've not used Dreamweaver elsewhere (altho I can and do go into code for things like umlauts and tildas).

 

However, I've forgotten the names of the text editors she's mentioned - not Notepad - for when she is making modifications.

 

Lynn

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