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Re: Anyone use Frontpage?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 21:53:06 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200509272053.j8RKr6L03547@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

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> I just found out that the CIS department is looking to buy Frontpage to 
> "teach students web design/development."  Just wanted a quick gauge of 

I suspect the quotation marks are correct.  If an educational institution
makes such a claim it is almost certain that they really mean they want
to fulfill a checklist item on their students' CVs.

It's a bit like the ECDL text books that teach really bad practice
to cover the requirement to be able to write a web page.  I believe
this thing starts very young, with junior school teachers teaching
students "how to create web pages" without having been taught themselves,
and therefore teaching it as graphic arts rather than as language skills.

If they are going to use a WYSIWYG editor, they should use Amaya.  As
well as being more structure oriented, it is not based on IE, so it will
help to demonstrate that desiging for IE only is a bad idea.

I've not looked at it for some time, but at one time Front Page required
detailed hand coding knowledge before you could produce valid HTML using
it.
Received on Wednesday, 28 September 2005 04:40:37 GMT

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