Codepoet, while discussing ways to quickly edit and preview HTML and CSS code, pointed out a program called HyperEdit, which contains a “live preview” pane to show the rendered code as you type it out. It sounded interesting, so I went to check it out…and cringed.
One of the first things on the page is this screenshot:
First — the
<center> tag, which is deprecated in current HTML.
Next — the
<font> tag — also deprecated.
Next — the use of
<i>Fast.</i> rather than the more semantically correct
Last — the two closing tags that are both missing their final
Sorry, guys, but if I’m seeing four cringeworthy examples of bad HTML code within the first couple seconds of visiting your page, you could have a program that makes BBEdit look like Microsoft FrontPage and I wouldn’t be able to take it seriously.
But maybe that’s just me.
iTunes: “Tourniquet (Prosthetic Dance)” by Marilyn Manson from the album Remix and Repent (1997, 4:10).