[simpits-chat] Word vs. Textpad

Brian Sikkema simpits-chat@simpits.org
Fri, 17 Jan 2003 22:37:45 +0000

Never used it. It probably does just fine, though. I learned html way back, 
a couple of years ago. I just like hand coding because its pretty fast, and 
I don't have to worry about the editor messing it up and making it look 
different to different browsers, etc etc. And it makes things a breeze to 
change later - it can be nasty to make a page with frontpage or word or 
whatever, and then try to edit it by hand. But if you wrote the page 
yourself, editing it is very simple b/c you know how its all set up.


----Original Message Follows----
From: Matt Bailey <mattb@rtccom.net>
Reply-To: simpits-chat@simpits.org
To: simpits-chat@simpits.org
Subject: Re: [simpits-chat] Word vs. Textpad
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 17:27:09 -0500

What do you think about Netscape Composer? For my humble little page it does
fine, but I never inspect the raw HTML. I don't know any HTML actually.

	-Matt Bailey

On Friday 17 January 2003 03:25 pm, you wrote:
 > On Fri, 17 Jan 2003, Brian Sikkema wrote:
 > > Hey guys,
 > >
 > > On a bored whim I decided to pit Word's html exporting capabilities
 > > against my hand-editing of a webpage in Textpad. Here are the results:
 > >
 > > http://www.me.mtu.edu/~bjsikkem/Web/
 > >
 > > I simply wrote "Hello World" on the page and exported it, and then made
 > > the identical page with Textpad. Looking at the two pages they LOOK
 > > identical - right down to the title. The difference?
 > >
 > > The Word version is 2k and 60 lines long - thats right, 60 lines, to 
 > > "Hello World" on the page and title. Mine is but 9 lines.
 > >
 > > This is just for a very simple page. Imagine laying out a very complex
 > > one, with tables and pictures and all of that. EWWWWWWW.
 > I've yet to find a 'good' web tool. The worst of the bunch seems to be
 > FrontPage which produces wonderfully useful things like:
 > <p><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif size="2" color="black"></p>
 > Loads of redundant crap - everywhere.
 > I prefer to do it by hand.  <fnarr fnarrr>
 > Roy.
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