[thelist] real men code by hand...

Morgan Kelsey morgan at morgankelsey.com
Sun Mar 17 12:43:01 CST 2002

DISCLAIMER: all references to WYSIWYG folks refer to people I know and work
with regularly, not the industry as a whole.


i was just at the pub the other night, having a couple of beers with some
designers i code for.

i think its interesting that those that use WYSIWYG editors think that it is
faster to code that way.

those that hand code think hand-coding is faster.

most hand-coders have experience with both, most WYSIWYG users have very
limited experience hand coding  (at least the people i know and work with

where did the conversation go next? to font tags of course. these WYSIWYG
guys next declared that font tags are much easier to deal with than H tags,
P tags and CSS, and don't know why anyone would use that stuff. thank
goodness these folks consider themselves designers, and not web programmers.

luckily there was beer to help me keep my mouth shut.....though i did end up
drinking *way* too much.

'have you guys ever been to www.w3.org ?' asks morgan between gulps.
'huh?' they replied in chorus, 'whats that?'.


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