[ILUG] [OT] web design companies
kae at verens.com
Fri Oct 29 09:45:45 IST 2004
On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 19:18, nils wrote:
> thats why if you check what tools was used for the development is nearly
> always macromedia's Dreamweaver. And I'm not to up on they web design
> tools but i think that asp is one of the default scripting language that
> Dreamweaver supports,not sure about other scripting languages.
As was mentioned elsewhere, Dreamweaver supports a few different
languages. PHP is one. Another is ASP.
As was also pointed out elsewhere, a lot of sites are generated with RAD
in mind, which, in this case, usually means /very/ poor standards (I
know - I tend to read through the source of websites), very poor
accessibility (testing on one browser only - IE6 - with flash,
Also, a lot of companies - especially government-funded - go for the
lowest bidder, or close-to, which can mean people, or small companies,
who do not have the experience and knowledge to properly decide which
languages/platforms they should be doing the project in.
I would bet that in most cases, web design/development is done with
absolutely no knowledge on the development company's side of the actual
underlying technology used, apart from its name.
Also, as a lot of designers come from a graphic-design history, rather
than a computing one, they usually go for the most visible technology,
concluding that because it is so visible (ie: highly advertised), it
must be good.
This is all changing, I'm sure. Web development is still a young
business. As it develops, the companies will figure out the proper
requirements for their employees' knowledge, and conclude that simply
knowing how to draw a picture or write some visual basic does not make a
person a web designer/developer.
[disclaimer: this is all my own opinion. if it's offensive, then go get
a cup of tea and pretend you didn't read it]
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