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RE: WYSIWYG [OT?] :: User Experience (Was: Layout Tables vs. Style Sheets)..

From: Cheryl D Wise <cdwise@wiserways.com>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2008 08:38:04 -0500
To: "'Harry Loots'" <harry.loots@ieee.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "'Cindy Sue Causey'" <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <00ea01c9294b$17cd8240$476886c0$@com>

Okay, I won't say never but I've dealt with blind web designers, with
dyslexics and those with mobility impairment who appreciate the code
completion, auto complete-whatever your editor chooses to call it. Color
coding helps many, I know it does me. 

FWIW, Dreamweaver, Expression or even FrontPage do not change my code (I no
longer have FrontPage installed anywhere so I can't tell you exactly which
tab under Site > Site Settings lets you turn off "fix" code but it was added
in FrontPage 2000.

In Dreamweaver it is under Edit > Preferences > Code Rewriting. While in
Preferences you can also turn off or change color coding, code hinting,
configure css formatting, highlighting and a whole bunch of other stuff
along with setting what browsers to preview in, paths for server side
applications and other things.

In Expression Web go to Tools > Page Editor Options. You tabs for color
coding, Intellisense, code format. Under Tools > Application options you can
set it to use the same color scheme as your OS so if you have a high
contrast screen or some other that helps you see better you can set it there
as well as the location of your PHP executable for previewing php code you
may be using.

You don't have to hand code everything to "be in touch with the code you
use". If that is what suits you go for it but personally my joints
appreciate not having to type every single character and I find it easier to
spot errors that may have crept in when I can see color coding, highlighting
or red squiggles under syntax errors. My typing is such that syntax errors
can crept in simply due to typos not because I need help with the code.

Cheryl D Wise 
Adobe Community Expert - Dreamweaver
MS MVP - Expression Web

-----Original Message-----
From: Harry Loots

Thank you and AMEN to that, Cindy Sue 
And thank you for speaking for all of us who are in touch with the code we
Received on Wednesday, 8 October 2008 13:40:32 UTC

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