[thelist] real men code by hand...

Dan Romanchik dan at danromanchik.com
Sun Mar 17 14:01:01 CST 2002

> > From: "Pat Meeks" <pmeeks at email.msn.com>
> [...]
> > I'm probably going to get killed for asking, but as someone who has
> > coded in html (but I'm not an expert and have nowhere near the
> > expertise of many list posters), I would appreciated it if someone
> > could let me know what they mean when they say "code bloat" and could
> > you post an example of how Dreamweaver "bloats" code and how it should
> > be done using notepad?

From: "aardvark" <roselli at earthlink.net>
> without using a WYSIWYG editor, try a little experiment...
> write up some content in MS Word... export it as HTML...

Sure, it's easy to come up with examples of bloated code produced when
exporting HTML from Word. Dreamweaver, however, produces much better code,
especially if you keep your page layout fairly simple.

I applaud all of you macho (or macha, as the case may be) enough to produce
all your code by hand, and I don't recommend that designers simply use the
wysiwyg editors without an understand of HTML, but I think most people are
going to be more productive using something like Dreamwever.


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