Depending on their qualifications and job description, quite likely. I work with Instructional Designers daily, who are usually teachers, or persons with a Masters or PhD in English. It is their job to create the content for the websites (online courses), it is my job to create the website, and to enlighten them as to what they can or cannot do. A good general rule is to tell them, 'idealize what you want, if I can't do it, I'll let you know'. Generally speaking they rarely come up with idea's that aren't compatible with an internet environment. I also find it becomes increasingly my role to come up with innovative solutions and suggestions, broadening my horizons, and theirs. After a few projects the content managers/instructional designers tend to catch on to how the internet works. They still never have to know a bleep about HTML, and to be perfectly frank, the less they know, the better. Your job is your job, their job is theirs. The more they know, the more they poke their nose into what you're doing, and thats bad for everyone. Annie -----Original Message----- From: sarah [mailto:disaster7 at yahoo.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2001 3:21 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] Web Content Manager qualifications A simple question: Someone who doesn't know that HTML can make words italic and will display a asterisk, do they deserve to be a Web Content Manager? __________________________________________________ Get personalized email addresses from Yahoo! Mail - only $35 a year! http://personal.mail.yahoo.com/ --------------------------------------- For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !