At 09:45 AM 1/29/2002 -0500, RUST Randal wrote:
>Why do you think it is that there is such a lack of knowledge in our
>industry? I work for a big IT consulting firm, and the current web project
>I'm on didn't even think to register a domain name (this was back before I
>came onto the project).
I'm on several lists, some are even web-oriented, and I'm going to guess
the lack of knowledge is due to the proliferation of WYSIWYG *tools.* I
know of several graphic artists (very good ones too) who buy a copy of the
WYSIWYG du jour and go into business as web developers based on their
ability to manipulate a graphics tool.
I've also seen people get started with personal home pages, garner a few
compliments and then think they're *designers/developers* too after
figuring out how to use the web-based file tools provided by some hosts.
I know one woman who owned FrontPage for several years and thought she
could save her company money by re-doing the company web site (the
company's first framed site was definitely over-priced). So, she scanned in
the company brochure, added some links and asked me to critique it. Took 10
minutes to download and then I was, well, let's just say I could have been
I agree -- there is a /huge/ lack of knowledge. I love coding and I love
CSS -- can't do near the things some of you do with CSS, but, hey, I'm
here, I'm trying.
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