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Ask Slashdot: Value of Website Design Tools vs. Hand Coding? 342

Posted by timothy
from the pre-built-motherboards-are-for-wimps dept.
An anonymous reader writes "I am pretty computer literate, and have a son who is extremely computer savvy. He taught himself C#, Javascript, built his own desktop with his Christmas and birthday money two years ago and is an avid reader of stackoverflow, reddit and many forums. He recently was asked to design a website for an architect, and likes to code by hand using Notepad++ and the Chrome developer tools. He uses CSS and Javascript libraries, but is convinced that all visual editors (Dreamweaver, Expression Web and so on) are only for extreme beginners and create non responsive, non compliant sites. I argue with him that while handcoding abilities are essential and great there is a value in knowing and using WYSIWYG editors. We agreed that having slashdot weigh in would be useful — comments appreciated on either the approach or good tools he can and should use."

Comment: Some are willing to take a pay cut to switch jobs (Score 2) 374

by zaunuz (#40611871) Attached to: To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...

Around three months ago i found myself in a job that i hated - I spent 5 out of 10 weeks on the other side of the world, the pay was good, but not good enough to justify the frustration the job involved. I decided to leave, and my new job paid roughly ~30% less than my old one, and ever since i started i haven't regretted it for a second. In fact, i am currently on the clock, sitting in my couch at home, while my toddler son is playing with a SATA cable that belongs to him. I voted 50% pay increase, as that's what's closest to the 100% pay increase it'd cost my old employer for me to go back to them.

Comment: Hire someone to check it out. (Score 1) 182

by zaunuz (#36325898) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Verifying Security of a Hosted Site?

As mentioned earlier, hire someone to check out your security measures. Many companies do this. Sadly i can't remember any names off the top of my head, but google is probably not completely clueless.

And obviously: Make sure that the contractors are legit and not just in it to rig the system with backdoors

Comment: registry export for the lazy (Score 1, Interesting) 434

by zaunuz (#36162004) Attached to: How Windows 7 Knows About Your Internet Connection

Made a .reg file for a lazy friend of mine.. basically, it just reroutes the requests to my server instead, as he trusts me more than microsoft, heh.
Feel free to use it, if you want, or edit it to fit your own preferences.

I take no responsibility, etc...

PS: I'm slightly less evil than google.

Comment: three indications that i'm a Pirate (Score 1) 572

by zaunuz (#32403468) Attached to: Arrr ye a pirate, matey?

95% of my total disk space used is for pirated stuff (TV shows, movies, music, etc etc).

On top of that, it just so happens that I'm currently on the ship i work on... that's gotta count in the pirate-direction too, right?

Also, having a weird Norewegian last name is suitable.. the first syllable is pronounced "Yarr"

Comment: Re:Bed (Score 1) 460

by zaunuz (#29044109) Attached to: I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most

It appears that the setup i have isn't in production anymore, but the ones below are very similar.

bed: http://www.ikea.com/no/no/catalog/products/S69849849 http://www.ikea.com/no/no/catalog/products/50156664 -- slightly different measurements
plus a thin (15-20 cm) mini-matres thingy on top to make it extra soft.

Oh, and sorry for not providing the link in english, but search the product name on your local IKEA, and you'll prolly find it.

Comment: Bed (Score 2, Interesting) 460

by zaunuz (#29004777) Attached to: I Appreciate The Ergonomics Of My ___ The Most

It is by far the most comfortable bed i've ever slept in, and the ones who's slept in it agree with me. It's 200 x 180 cm of awesomeness.
I am currently undergoing a moving process from Norway to Ireland, and due to the comfyness of the bed, i decided to throw some extra money into the moving process and drive all of my stuff around europe, across the channel, and a few bridges and ferries along the way to be able to bring the bed to my new apartment.
A bed is a place where you spend approx 30% of your life, so in my opinion it is a severely underated upholstery.

The difficult we do today; the impossible takes a little longer.