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Thread: Hand coded, or WYSIWYG Editor?

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    Hand coded, or WYSIWYG Editor?

    Hi, guys! I'm looking to get back to learning to hand code, instead of using my WYSIWYG Editor.
    But, here is a question, hand coded, or WYSIWYG Editor?

    Which do you prefer?

    Can you get work using only a WYSIWYG Editor?

    I've been building my sites, for about 5 years, with Xara's Web Designer pro. I was learning HTML, and a bit of CSS, before I switched to the Xara.
    Here is my current site: abstractcats.org


    Also, as I'm getting back to more focus on web design, and wondering about getting work without traditional schooling. I've read many articles, about people going the self study rout, and building an on line portfolio (for web design, and C++ etc.), and showing that, to companies/ potential clients, and getting work on that basis. What are your thoughts?


    Thanks!
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    If you want to work without going to school....you need to learn to code. Full stop. A WYSIWYG editor will not help you, particularly one that generates bloated and dated code as is the case with Xara. It's not a question of preference (although I like the idea of doing things myself); it's a simple matter of supply and demand economics. Give anyone a WYSIWYG editor and that person will eventually be able to build something. Find someone who can legitimately code something...especially server side code...much harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGAME1264 View Post
    If you want to work without going to school....you need to learn to code. Full stop. A WYSIWYG editor will not help you, particularly one that generates bloated and dated code as is the case with Xara. It's not a question of preference (although I like the idea of doing things myself); it's a simple matter of supply and demand economics. Give anyone a WYSIWYG editor and that person will eventually be able to build something. Find someone who can legitimately code something...especially server side code...much harder.
    Thats what I was thinking, better(and more empowering) to learn to code. Thanks!

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    You're welcome!

    Empowering yourself kicks ***. Sucks trying to get there sometimes, but when you can do things others can't it's all kinds of fun.
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