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From Bill Clinton <>
Subject Re: Taglibs decrease the separation between designer and develope r?
Date Wed, 01 Aug 2001 19:55:07 GMT
Kusch, John wrote:

> me, that's a pretty clear separation between "development" and "design".  If
> you argue that it's a waste of time to teach a designer the Struts taglibs,
> I think it's fair to ask whether designers should even bother learning HMTL.

    The line between designer and developer is a blurry one and differs 
in most organizations.  But in my last few postions, my experience has 
been that HTML proficiency is no longer a given for web designers. 
Macromedia Dreamweaver seems to be the tool of choice for most designers 
these days, and HTML skills seems to take a back seat to skills in 
Photoshop, Flash, Dreamweaver, gif animation, etc.
    As someone who used notepad as my first HTML editor, this is not 
something that I am thrilled with, but it seems to be fairly common. 
Sure, its a pain in the ass to me, especially all that junk html that 
gets inserted by WYSIWYG editors, but I'd rather have a good artist with 
no scripting skills making great looking designs than a great 
html/javscript guy with mediocre artistic talent.
    So, I guess you are right: it is fair to argue whether designers 
should even bother learning html.


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