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Re: website: background color in css

From: olafBuddenhagen
Subject: Re: website: background color in css
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2009 22:38:39 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.19 (2009-01-05)


On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 02:18:10PM +0100, Arne Babenhauserheide wrote:
> Am Montag, 16. November 2009 11:34:22 schrieb Michal Suchanek:

> I think the reason is simply that it's damn far from how I learned
> webdesign. 
> Instead of the smooth learning curve you get by defining more and more
> aspects of your page bit by bit while you learn more about webdesign,
> it's "don't touch it or do all at once". 

This "smooth learning curve" approach is dangerous, though. I mentioned
in the Git discussion that usually I read up most of the documentation
before I begin using a tool; I didn't explain however *why* I do so.

The problem with learning bit by bit is that you only look up things if
you want to do something new. You never get a complete picture; you
never learn how you could do things more efficiently, and/or with better
result; and you often pick up really bad practices.

While for most programs this only hurts your own productivity, with
stuff that actually gets published (like HTML pages), you are spewing
out your badly written content on the world. This approach to learning
HTML is a surely a big part of the reason why almost all web pages out
there are horribly broken.

Now of course HTML would never have been so popular if it had a
different learning curve; so I'm not proposing to change the
standards... But if people actually face the choice, I would *not*
recommend them to try learning bit by bit.

In either case, you can't seriously argue that it's demanding too much,
that everyone learning how to set the text color, should also learn how
to set the background color at the same time, and vice versa...

Also, this is getting very off-topic.


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