Previous Message
Next Message

Re: [css-d] What happened to design?

Sent by Drew McLellan on 25 January 2002 17:05


Al Sparber wrote:


> If you ever saw my copy of
> Dreamweaver, you wouldn't recognize it as Dreamweaver. My oh my it even
> inserts my preferred doctype... automatically.



Dreamweaver is essentially a productivity tool. It allows folk to work 
quickly through its visual interface. It has a code editor, but that's 
not why people use Dreamweaver - that's what HomeSite is for.

Whilst DW is fantastically extensible, you cannot modify the rendering 
engine. It is the rendering engine that prevents one from working on a 
page laid out with css.

By the time that you've cludged the tool around so that it inhibits you 
less, it ceases to be a productivity tool - just look at the time it 
took. I have no interest in trying to manipulate a fork in order to eat 
soup with it.

Sparber ... know thy tools!  :)

-- 

drew mclellan
(css is all in the head)
Previous Message
Next Message

Message thread:

Possibly related: