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ImageReady and W3C-Compliance

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I write most of my HTML by hand, but have been enjoying using
ImageReady CS to generate complex layouts from my Photoshop layouts.
Is ImageReady CS W3C-compliant? Is there a lot of tweaking that must
be done to the ImageReady-generated HTML to make it W3C-compliant?

Thanks.

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Jul 20 '05 #1
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"Fleemo" <fl******@comcast.net> wrote in message
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I write most of my HTML by hand, but have been enjoying using
ImageReady CS to generate complex layouts from my Photoshop layouts.
Is ImageReady CS W3C-compliant? Is there a lot of tweaking that must
be done to the ImageReady-generated HTML to make it W3C-compliant?


If dedicated web-authoring programs like Dreamweaver can't produce good
markup, what gives you the idea that an image creation program can?

Typically, when programs such as Imageready and Fireworks create a page's
HTML, they use fragile, overly complicated table structures. So, even if you
can go back to the page and tweak it to create "valid" HTML, you're still
ending up with bloated markup.
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Karl Groves
http://www.karlcore.com

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Jul 20 '05 #2

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Fleemo wrote:
I write most of my HTML by hand, but have been enjoying using
ImageReady CS to generate complex layouts from my Photoshop layouts.
Is ImageReady CS W3C-compliant? Is there a lot of tweaking that must
be done to the ImageReady-generated HTML to make it W3C-compliant?


Two good principles appear to be:

- Don't generate web pages from image editing packages. I use Photoshop &
Image Ready, and use them for what they are good at: image / photograph
editing. I don't know whether their HTML can be W3C compliant - that covers a
multitude of recommendations. But it can hardly be expected to be a good
balance of HTML & CSS.

- Don't generate web pages from a "layout mode" even in a web page authoring
package such as Dreamweaver.

Contrary to some views, however, web pages generated by "design view" in
Dreamweaver (a sort-of WYSIWYG editing mode) can be good quality pages. I
write valid 4.01 Strict using valid CSS in that view. Given that you know
enough about HTML to write it by hand, you could probably work well in that
mode. I suspect some people don't distinguish between Dreamweaver's design
view (OK, and in fact pretty good in MX2004) & its layout mode (bad).

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Barry Pearson
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