I’m digging through the source to a Web page that was built with Microsoft FrontPage and came across a code fragment so scary that even if you don’t have a clue about HTML, you should blanch and feel quesy:
<blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> <blockquote> </b><p ALIGN="LEFT"> </p> </blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote> </blockquote>
Got that? What does this accomplish? I don’t even really know, as it’s just such a complete waste of code and complexity…
Oh Brother Dave, I feel your pain!
FrontPage is like the Doctor Frankenstein of HTML!
Someone with whom I once worked (I was running a start-up for them) once suggested that we do our company website in FrontPage. I should have known, and run screaming then.
Fortunately, I looked at his personal website (“I did my own website in FrontPage”), and after I stopped laughing at his having little blue balls trailing your mouse on what was *supposed* to be a credible website, I looked at the code and though “What *is* this ***t???”
On the other hand, FrontPage serves the useful function of making even my hand-coding look passable.
P.S. Your visual test is a bit daunting for the math challenged. 🙂
MSN FrontPage must die 🙂
sorry iam very angry 🙂
That’s why I use VI. 🙂
I am no programmer, but HTML is a cinch. Sure there are the rough problems here and there, but from my experience, you have to know how to at least tweat HTML by hand (even if you use a program for most of it) to make a professional site. I, too, use the VI editor, and its color coding and efficient tools make HTML coding quite easy.