At 6/30/08 03:43 PM, bagoverhead wrote:
^^^ yawwwwwwn ^^^
it ain't 1995, no need to learn any language to build a website.
for the average 13 year old with no attention span this may be the case, but for the people who are into making websites and who actually want to make something of their site, it's pretty much rule #1 that you should know what you're doing when it comes to making it. saying you don't need to know any language to build a website is like saying there's no need to learn how to drive to drive a car if you can just get auto drive to do it.
buy some cheap webhosting, use dreamweaver to upload via ftp.. and learn as u go along.
unless u are a complete nerd learning to code to build a basic website will become very boring and pointless
well, no, it doesn't get boring at all, because the result of what you code is very rewarding, and you don't need to be a "nerd" to build a website with coding, a lot of regulars here are far from nerds and what they produce is amazing, more so than what any WYSIWYG editor can make, ALSO, the website will load faster because if you code by hand you won't have any unnecessary junk clogging up your code.
coding will only become boring and pointless if you don't know what you're doing or you have no attention span and concentration to actually take the time actually DO IT instead of wanting a super awesome designed and coded site in 5 minutes without having to do any work what so ever
seeing the hours of work adobe has put in to dreamweaver
i will give adobe credit for creating dreamweaver, as it is a good learning tool, but coders cant rely on WYSIWYG editors throughout, they become tedious and slow, slow, that is - if you actually learn what pressing the 'insert table' button actually does
just to avoid that time consuming activity.
this is what is really fucking me off, people these days want instant everything without having to do anything what so ever, and to be honest, i've taken it as quite an insult, as a person who has actually spent nights coding, trying to figure out why this code wasn't working, where i needed to write that code for the other code to work, and there are people who just put no effort in what so ever, relying on other people to do the hard work for them so they can get a free ride.
ARGH. rant over.
i'm new to this :3