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

Sent by Rachel Andrew on 25 January 2002 18:06

>Al, dreamweaver is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get tool, and typical users 
>of the product expect the way a page looks in DW is the way it will look 
>on the web. Until DW can do this, and create code that complies with 
>standards, most/all of DW's target audience will not be using any form of 
>cutting-edge or compliant CSS. If the average DW user loaded a glish 
>all-CSS template into dreamweaver and it looked terrible, they wouldn't be 
>inclined to use that template.

I've had a fair few glish templates that have been imported into DW emailed 
to me by people who don't understand why they don't work - usually they 
have accidentally added inline styles. It's all well and good saying that 
advanced users will be ok, of course they will be, but that will just 
create an even wider gulf between the standard of work of the solo designer 
trying to do it all for a company using a 'wysiwyg' and the advanced users 
or people who have the luxury of working in a team.

Rachel Andrew

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