TAILIEUCHUNG - Taking Your Talent to the Web- P28

Taking Your Talent to the Web- P28:It was a simple solution to a complex problem. On one side, thousands of designers and art directors are eager to take their talents to the Web but aren’t sure how. On the other, web agencies could not find enough good web designers to get their work done. | chapter 13 Never Can Say Goodbye Your dialog with the Web has now begun. And though this book like young love must end our conversation will continue. You will find us and we will find you on the pages of the World Wide Web. No book indeed no five-year program if one existed could teach you everything you need to know to design smart attractive user-focused websites. You will learn as you work from teammates partners and even your clients. You also will learn a great deal from the people who visit your sites. You ll be surprised at how many write and not merely to complain when your single-spaced 10px type sends them scurrying to the optometrist. But some of the best places to learn are on the Web itself hence this chapter. In it we share our favorite online resources and explain the importance of continuing your education as the Web and your career experience growth and change. Separation Anxiety Throughout this book we ve shown methods used to design today s Web and shared theories about how people interact with the medium. You need to know these things to begin working now. 388 HOW Never Can Say Goodbye Separation Anxiety But as we ve also pointed out the Web is changing indeed like the sea or like some other Zen metaphor we can t quite put together here the Web s very nature is one of constant change. Currently the Web is changing in an intriguing way one that will move it closer to its founders original vision of an open medium accessible by all people and available to all sorts of Internet-enabled devices. What will empower that happy change It will come with the separation of style from content. What does that mean It means you ll stop welding your texts and functions and images together through overextended HTML. Instead you ll keep your visual design in one place a Cascading Style Sheet and your content in another a series of HTML or XHTML documents a database of XML-formatted text . The twain will meet on the web page but their behind-the-scenes .