Stumped:: web HTML. Caution, may be OT.
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Fri May 30 09:20:14 UTC 2008
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> Subject: Re: Stumped:: web HTML. Caution, may be OT.
> Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:
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> >> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org]On Behalf Of Gary Kline
> >> Sent: Thursday, May 29, 2008 2:51 PM
> >> To: Ted Mittelstaedt
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> >> Subject: Re: Stumped:: web HTML. Caution, may be OT.
> >> you probably didn't start with the earlier markup. back then,
> >> '93-4, there was <BR>,<P>, <B>, and <EM>. i wrote a 2.2K-line
> >> program to handle "hi" -> ``hi'' and a couple other things.
> >> the code has evolved, of course, but still works.
> > Not the case. I use vi myself and I eschew background gifs and
> > such. Web pages that I create are black text on a white back
> > ground interspersed with images when needed. Period. No CSS
> no frames, no
> > nothing. If the content I put up isn't worth reading
> > then no amount of formatting, font specification, animated
> > images, and so forth is going to get people to look at it,
> > is my feeling.
> I nearly spit coffee on my keyboard! I agree with you 100%. When we all
> did HTML with BBedit and Textpad, people like Black, Tog, and Nielsen
> kept everyone designing websites to best serve the content. Now it is
> all about the sizzle, but there is rarely a steak.
Think about the generation we went to High School with. This is
the generation that's signature movies were Risky Business, Fast
Times at Ridgemont High, etc. Listening to Prince and Michael
Jackson. Who's signature book was Madonna's SEX. These are
the people who a decade later were buying SUV's and drinking
coffee out of a Folgers can, who voted in George Bush, and who
today are upside down on their ARM-financed homes.
These are the consumers of the websites on the Internet today.
No wonder most of the sites suck.
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