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Subject: RE: UKNM: Fast-loading sites
From: Irakli West
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 11:43:18 +0100

I'm not trying to advocate Front Page here, but rather the concept behind
it. The basic differentiation lies within the kind of site you are producing
and whether you are a novice building your personal web site or a net

Software like Front Page has been substantial in creating all those
'communities' - essentially the private web sites covering every possible
aspect known to humanity. Any average user is now able to go web, which is
great; with a Wysiwig tool there is no need to bother about code - FP will
even adapt all your links if you rename files, directories or even if you
move your files. You can't expect people to learn HTML when there is no need
to. The learning process occurs as users want to perform changes beyond the
scope of their software.

OTOH, a proper professional site should be 'handwritten' - and if you have
mapped it out correctly from the start, there is no need to change links !
And I do concur that a lot of code produced by HTML software packages is

Irakli West
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Syzygy Ltd.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jo Chipchase [joatcan-u-hack-it [dot] com (mailto:joatcan-u-hack-it [dot] com)]
Sent: Monday, October 25, 1999 2:16 PM
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: UKNM: Fast-loading sites

>Mark Walker wrote:
> > ? any comments about how to help them keep files as small as possible?
>The other possibily however unpretty, is to create the pages in
>something like FrontPage until you get them right and then when you come
>to upload them drop the files into Notepad and delete the "padding" that
>frontpage adds.

Surely it's better to start with "pure" source code, without trying to deal
with the superfluous tags that software such as Front Page adds? Otherwise
the learning process is back to front.

I remember using Front Page a few years ago, and I can honestly say it
didn't teach me anything useful, except to be patient when spending hours
removing dodgy font, paragraph and table tags. I would recommend giving it
a very wide berth.

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  Re: UKNM: Fast-loading sites, Jon Curnow
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