Saturday, July 17, 2004

Up the hill both ways in the snow

Blogger now has a WSYWIG editor, which is so very cool for days when I'm feeling lazy, but I can't help but feel nostalgic for the notepad days, the days before editors when damn it, we wrote our HTML by hand. Every now and then I feel the urge to code by hand once again. As much as I love Macromedia's Dreamweaver, sometimes it's too easy.

I often liken WSYWIG editors to calculators -- I don't think anyone denies that you have to learn how to add/subtract/multiply/divide before bringing out the heavy artillerary. I feel the same way about HTML. WSYWIG is fine and all for a quick down and dirty job but when it comes to the heavy lifting, I go back to ye olde NotePad.

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