I've been hand coding HTML in Notepad since 1995, and I spend more time trying to get my pages to render properly in every other browser, yet even where neatness is the only thing that counts as far as I am concerned, IE still kicks everyone elses a$$.
posted on 11/04/2004 4:37:51 PM PST
(Congratulations President-Re-Elect George W. Bush!)
I will tell you that with IE you are taking a huge risk with security. It does work well because all webpages are written to accomidate it. Its plugins work better. But Everyone I know who has used it has ended up with hundreds of spyware programs and trogens. I have even picked up a few myself while using it to view pages. Those people I set up with Netscape or Mozilla never had a single problem with Spyware. So IE is really a very bad security risk.
posted on 11/04/2004 4:45:04 PM PST
I design to Firefox and IE. It is rather amusing when I upload a new page, and then bring it up on my Linux box running Firefox. I sit here designing and coding on a Windows box running IIS, then upload. Depending on what I'm doing, I use Notepad, Frontpage (although Frontpage now has an annoying habit of writing in some tags even when hand coding) Easy ASP, Microsofts Web Matrix, or Easy ASP. Heck, I even go so far as to upload pages using FTP from a Windows command prompt, if I need to.
posted on 11/04/2004 5:24:14 PM PST
(Liberalism, comparable to a chicken with its head cut off, but with more spastic motions)
I've been hand coding HTML in Notepad since 1995
I almost hate to ask... but I really have to. Why!?! Why are you still hand coding HTML in notepad?
I see "handcoded in notepad" as a badge of honor on websites everywere.. both good and bad.
I can understand if you don't want to use a WYSIWYG interface like Dreamweaver MX (even though it is a beautiful thing). People all tell me that hand coded is always best, but often when I hand code something and run it through Dreamweaver it ends up a little better... and I mean from the HTML source point of view.
But if you insist on doing it all by hand, which is perfectly valid, please at least get a decent text editor like emacs or vi, or one of the many decent text editors made for windows. Things like syntax highlighting and decent scripting can be very nice... while... notepad makes me very very sad :-(
posted on 11/10/2004 5:05:08 PM PST
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