Time runs

The Race of the Time-Keepers, Elgin Ahead
Harper's Weekly, February 10 1872, Page 13

Note: A hundred and thirty-one years ago, time did not fly. It ran.

In other news, I just finished the first part of Zeldman's Designing with Web Standards.

I am going to take the plunge into compliant, semantic mark-up. If I do this right, you won't notice a thing except faster download of pages.

This feels like the right time to separate content and format for once and for all. I generate too many words to contemplate doing it later in life.

I used to do my HTML with Notepad. I've since done sites with HotDog, Fusion, HomeSite, ACEhtml, Cute HTML, and Dreamweaver 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and MX 2004. The most effective tech learning experience I've ever had was View/Source. See something I like? See how it's done. Do it. Marvellous. I'm afraid I'll be losing that with CSS stylesheets and so forth.

Today I had to look at some code from way back when. Geez. Line after line of superfluous cruft. So that nudged me into the revamping of all the content.

Of course, I'll consolidate and prune as I go along. If less is more, I don't have much of a site.

Posted by Jay Cross at November 24, 2003 09:36 AM | TrackBack

"View Source" has definitely always been my favorite way to pick up html/xhtml as well- and I've found that I'm doing it more now that I have in a long time since I've switched to separating style from content. The only difference is that it takes an extra source page open once I've found where the CSS file is- good luck!

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