Anyone still hand-coding web sites?

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Subject: Anyone still hand-coding web sites?
Posted by:  RFox (rfox0…@go.com)
Date: 9 Sep 2003

I date back to the early days of the web when HTML was limited
but very managable, and have always maintained that hand-coding
HTML gives you far better control and cleaner HTML markup than
any WYSIWYG editor.

But all the sites I created and manage are small sites (<50 pages).
And I've been out of the loop in terms of what's new in
methodology and with the specifications for the past couple
of years.

I need to get back into web design and am having to catch up
with a lot, as I find that most of the stuff I knew and did
is probably considered "archaic" and tedious.

It will just take me some time to familiarize myself with the
newer specs, but I can't decide if I should stay with hand-coding
web pages, or move to some kind of pre-packaged management
system.

I hear Dreamweaver is very popular, but have never used it.
Are people still hand-coding web design and web pages, or should
I move to a newer, more efficient method?

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