Inspired by John’s awesome post on how to bug check a blog yesterday, I thought I would ask you whether or not knowlege of XHTML/CSS is required for bloggers?
Part of the point of blogs, and the reason for their popularity is that you dont have to be tooooo technical to get started, but as blogging matures, and a new breed of professional publishers emerges, it seems that code is once again hip, and I’d argue that basic knowlege of how web pages work will give some of you an edge.
Proposal: A Short Course in XHTML/CSS Geared for Bloggers
Although there are a ton of html tutorials out there, I think we could benefit from a “quick and dirty” course, aimed at bloggers specifically. Here’s a few ideas/points
- Geared toward bloggers entering posts, not designers building websites
- Short, easy chapters
- All in one “book” for easy reference
- To get bloggers to the point where they are comfortable working with various useful elements in html and css
- Able to edit templates and tweak CSS files to produce unique themes based on existing designs
Let Me Know What You Think!
So, tell me if you think this would be useful, or if you think bloggers really dont need this knowlege. I wont mind, i’ll just think of something else to write about 🙂
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