Sometimes, It’s Just Easier To Handcode

Before, I talked about being skeptical of people who are strict about handcoding. I see the appeal now, but it doesn’t have much to do with creating clean code as it is to saving myself from having to navigate through tons of pull-down munes.

Like when creating DIVs.

In Dreamweaver you’ve either got to go through the menus or the layout bar to create a DIV. Or, you could just type

<div>This is my DIV content</div>

or

<div class="header">This is my header DIV content</div>

And about 100% of the time it’s faster just to type the code in once you know what you are doing.