[thelist] IA - Visio Tricks - Menu Templates

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Fri Nov 2 11:17:28 CST 2001

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com wrote:

> However, I would question anyone's ability to produce production-
> quality code (and that's what you'd need to get the benefits you've
> been talking about) in a rapid prototyping & iteration environment
> such as that needed at the early visual stage.

Uh, let's stop and define "code" here; there's HTML, CSS, and JSP*.
(* substitute your choice of server language here)

> Sure you could do it with Dreamweaver or whatever, but you're
> still going to have to completely rewrite the code for production
> purposes,

Yep, and that's only one reason I don't use "Dreamweaver or whatever";
all my HTML and CSS is done by hand in emacs. Sure, I'll iteratively 
consolidate styles/classes and validate and whatnot as I go, but it's 
all basically ready to go live at the end of the prototyping.

Honest, this is *not* rocket science. or difficult. Just Say No to 
WYSIWYG editors :-)  

The JSP stuff - some of it swaps right over without any changes,
(yay!) and some doesn't (awww). C'est la vie -- you're still ahead.
> >It's much more important to try different approaches and decide what
> >works best for *you*.
> Of course. But it's probably no coincidence that most IAs do produce
> prototypes in Visio or PP.

Sure -- because they don't program; for the rest of us ...  :-)

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