[thelist] griping about dotcom world

AtdtXav atdtxav at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 17 01:12:18 CDT 2000

I relate.  Looking for a job now in the metro detroit area, and
apparently being a web/graphic designer / info architect
/HTML,CSS, and Javascript implementation (with a smidge of
flashwork) just isn't enough nowadays. I mean so what if I write
HTML that works on all 4+ browsers, the fact that I don't do
database/backend work has me stuck.  *rolls eyes*  


> ...I spent 3 hours last night 
> trying to clean up their HTML and adding alt tags so it would
> be more 
> degradable & accessible.  It wasn't all that it was all that 
> high-tech, just sloppy.  I expect to put many more hours into
> the 
> front end of this (very expensive and way over budget) whiz
> bang site.
> While beta-testing, I was surprised that all my personal info 
> (address, phone, etc) was being displayed forever.  I asked &
> they 
> said they'd set it to time out after 6 hours.
> 6 hours??? seemed a bit long to me.  But then, no one thought
> to ask this question before, I guess.
> BTW these people get $115/hr for HTML production...for
> inaccessible sites that won't display properly on any Mac 
> browser.
> These are the same sorts of companies that wouldn't give me
> the time of day when I was looking for work.
> yet again, I fail to make sense of the dot come world.
> </rant>
> Erika

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