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After someone mentioned to me they had learned HTML from a particular site,
I thought I'd check it out. The site is http://buddinghtmlgurus.com . On
their main page they tell you to "[t]ake control and learn to write your own
W3C standard HTML 4 code."

I have lost count on how many basic flaws there are in this one page. And if
you continue to page 2, it gets even worse.

Now, if the author is reading, I'm sorry. You are probably a fantastic
person and a great friend/parent/domestic partner/etc. But this page is not
worthy of someone who ought to be teaching others to do HTML. I am queasy
just looking at it.

I'm not in the habit of trashing webpages, but this author purports to teach
people to code HTML! It's awful enough that I had to post here about it.
Maybe someone's got a wall of shame going...
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Neal wrote:
After someone mentioned to me they had learned HTML from a particular
site, I thought I'd check it out. The site is
http://buddinghtmlgurus.com . On their main page they tell you to
"[t]ake control and learn to write your own W3C standard HTML 4 code."

I have lost count on how many basic flaws there are in this one page.
And if you continue to page 2, it gets even worse.

Now, if the author is reading, I'm sorry. You are probably a fantastic
person and a great friend/parent/domestic partner/etc. But this page
is not worthy of someone who ought to be teaching others to do HTML.
I am queasy just looking at it.

I'm not in the habit of trashing webpages, but this author purports
to teach people to code HTML! It's awful enough that I had to post
here about it. Maybe someone's got a wall of shame going...

http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/www/

scroll down to flavell's law

--
William Tasso - http://WilliamTasso.com
Jul 20 '05 #2
In article <3f************ **********@news .rcn.com> in
comp.infosystem s.www.authoring.html, Neal wrote:
The site is http://buddinghtmlgurus.com . On
their main page they tell you to "[t]ake control and learn to write your own
W3C standard HTML 4 code."

I have lost count on how many basic flaws there are in this one page. And if
you continue to page 2, it gets even worse.


There _is_ a law, "Flavell's Law" (named by me).

The law states that any site that claims to teach HTML will contain
invalid HTML.

(There are exceptions, but they are about as rare as exceptions to
Murphy's Law.)

--
Stan Brown, Oak Road Systems, Cortland County, New York, USA
http://OakRoadSystems.com/
HTML 4.01 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/
validator: http://validator.w3.org/
CSS 2 spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/
2.1 changes: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/changes.html
validator: http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
Jul 20 '05 #3

"Stan Brown" <th************ @fastmail.fm> wrote in message
news:MP******** *************** *@news.odyssey. net...
There _is_ a law, "Flavell's Law" (named by me).

The law states that any site that claims to teach HTML will contain
invalid HTML.


If only I had a bit more free time, I'd take one of their 'courses' - I'd be
the celebrity mole...
Jul 20 '05 #4
"Neal" <ne**@spamrcn.c om> wrote in message news:<3f******* *************** @news.rcn.com>. ..
After someone mentioned to me they had learned HTML from a particular site,
I thought I'd check it out. The site is http://buddinghtmlgurus.com . On
their main page they tell you to "[t]ake control and learn to write your own
W3C standard HTML 4 code."


Well, I've never had the slightest expectation of anything resembling
valid, accessible Web authoring from any site with "guru" in its
name... that's generally a signal of "gee-whiz" dee-zine-er types who
want to show off "kewl tricks" rather than engage in logical
information architecture.

--
Dan
Jul 20 '05 #5

"Daniel R. Tobias" <da*@tobias.nam e> wrote in message
news:aa******** *************** ***@posting.goo gle.com...
Well, I've never had the slightest expectation of anything resembling valid, accessible Web authoring from any site with "guru" in its name... that's generally a signal of "gee-whiz" dee-zine-er types who want to show off "kewl tricks" rather than engage in logical
information architecture.


I'll consult them when I build that "My Little Pony Tribute
Page!!!11!!1"
Jul 20 '05 #6

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