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Re: Using htlm editors to produce clean code?

From: Mike Britten <mbritten@sirius.com>
Date: Sat, 16 May 1998 10:35:29 -0700
Message-Id: <199805161737.KAA26594@mail3.sirius.com>
To: A.Flavell@physics.gla.ac.uk
Cc: "'Web Accessibility Initiative'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Alan,

Thanks for your generous contribution to this thread. Jakob Nielsen's latest
"Alertbox" seems to me to be very relavant to the discussion at hand. Anyone
who is interested in employing so-called WYSIWYG products (ads for which
make a
big deal about templates) for page/site creation by non-professionals, will
find this most illuminating (I think...)

later,
mb



The Alertbox for May 17 is now online at 
http://www.useit.com/alertbox/980517.html
By turning all text into gibberish, a usability test 
can focus on whether the *layout* of a Web template 
helps users navigate and use the myriad of pages 
that will be authored with the template. Better 
test *before* you release your template designs 
to hundreds of content contributors.


At 04:54 PM 5/16/98 +0100, you wrote:
>
>I'm not a subscriber to this list, but I found this thread on the
>archive and felt impelled to comment. 


At 04:54 PM 5/16/98 +0100, you wrote:
>
>I'm not a subscriber to this list, but I found this thread on the
>archive and felt impelled to comment.  I've copied the typo in the
>subject line, in the hope that it keeps the thread together.
>
>Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net> wrote:
>
>> The consenses so far:
>> 1) FrontPage is quirky and you still have to know html to use it.
>> 2) It doesn't take much work to correct Communicator pages.
>> 3) Other packages MIGHT do the trick.
>
>Part of the problem here is that you haven't really stated in a global
>sense what problem you are aiming to solve.  Perhaps if I draft the
>problem out in a crass fashion you can correct it: "we have
>secretarial staff, we need web pages, therefore secretarial staff
>shall create web pages" - is that roughly it? 
Received on Saturday, 16 May 1998 13:37:45 GMT

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