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Posted: 11.14.2002
all things girl
I was interviewed this week by "all things girl"! Please go check it out if you are so inclined... (Endlessly talented -- man, do I have people snowed or what? )



Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...



Congrats! You're a star!

¤ ¤ credit: Lauri | 11.14.02 at 02:43 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Strikes a pose... *supah-stah*

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.14.02 at 02:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

you dont hold your arms in your pits and them smell then do you? not that there is anything wrong with that...

nice article by the way!

¤ ¤ credit: jenny-poo | 11.14.02 at 02:58 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

One day I am gonna write a novel about disabled housewives...they don't get nearly enough respect.

¤ ¤ credit: JE | 11.14.02 at 03:03 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Great interview... I really appreciate you mentioning view source as a means to learn more about layout and web design. For many years, I felt bad whenever I tore apart someone else's code to figure out how it worked, but, like you, it's how I taught myself a lot of tricks, tips, and basic stuff. Thanks so much for sharing the interview!

¤ ¤ credit: Mariann | 11.14.02 at 03:17 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I honestly only feel "view source" is bad if you're going to cut and paste it into your own site as-is. I liken it to a dress pattern almost. You take the individual pieces after you've cut them apart -- but the fabric will be different. The orignal may be ankle length, but you shorten it to knee-length. The original may have a zipper, but you altered the pattern to have buttons. Etc. If you're doing "view source" to rip off someone else's work, it's wrong. But if you're doing it to learn how things are done, it's really like reading a textbook and then writing your own thesis about its contents -- making sure not to cross that fine line of plagiarism.

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.14.02 at 03:26 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

That's how I learned years ago using Pagemill and analyzing other people's code. Still use it to discover css techniques and javascript tricks. I don't know how any experienced web designer who didn't learn this way.

¤ ¤ credit: Lauri | 11.14.02 at 03:39 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Lauri, you're absolutely right. Tutorials and books can only take you so far. Until you get in there and sling code, you don't really learn it.

¤ ¤ credit: Sekimori | 11.14.02 at 04:09 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I must admit I'm a lazy dreamweaver whore, but I do view the code and the WYSIWYG at the same time and quite often go up to the code section and tidy up and code some things by hand. It's really just a time saver for me, and the template feature is a gret help to me when designing sites for clients.

I don't think I could code an entire site by hand without references beside me, but I can do the Matrix thing and look at the code and see the webpage layed out. A girl's gotta do things in a timely manner to make a living. I also make a living from design among other things.

¤ ¤ credit: Jessica Parker | 11.14.02 at 04:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I need to spend more time doing that. deciphering code. I get bored and then just go look at porn. Hey, at least I'm honest.

and man, you so have them snowed. naw just kiddin' you're so amazing. You're one of my favorite people!

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 11.14.02 at 04:29 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Very cool interview - I was surprised to see me in, silly willy! And thanks for pointing me towards this site - I remember seeing it when it first came out, but hadn't checked it out recently - their "embracing women in business" section looks really cool! :)
You do so rock, and now more people know ;)

¤ ¤ credit: kristine | 11.14.02 at 04:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Shhhhh...don't tell them 'bout the 10-spot I slipped you just to say that, Statia...ok?

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 11.14.02 at 04:31 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Very groovy! You are da coolest, baby!

¤ ¤ credit: Da Goddess | 11.14.02 at 05:00 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Don't feel bad, Jessica. I use Dreamweaver whenever I can because it's faster than handcoding, has excellent site management tools and I can see what I'm doing while I'm working. If it did a better job with advanced css-only sites, I would use it all the time. It's a professional tool and as long as we understand the code it creates and fix the rare occasion when it doesn't follow good practices, I don't want to hear any insults from the staunch handcoders. So there. : )

¤ ¤ credit: Lauri | 11.14.02 at 05:55 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

*zips lip* mphwhat mphten mphot?

¤ ¤ credit: statia | 11.14.02 at 06:53 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Great interview!

¤ ¤ credit: anotherLisa | 11.14.02 at 09:45 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Interesting article... too brief though... I liked your advice about web design. I would shudder when asked what HTML editor I used. Either that or I'd get laughed at when I answered, "Why Notepad, of course." Since then I've grown fond of the power of DreamWeaver but I still respect the "power of the tags."

Also, take it from someone else who only gets out once or twice a week: you're just missing out on a world of miserable meanies out there. Stay in inside and hang with us!

¤ ¤ credit: popcorn | 11.15.02 at 01:21 AM | link--this ¤ ¤




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