Responce to interview transcript

From: Don Brozz
Date: 10 Mar 2004
Time: 10:20:02
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Before I say anything, I want to be clear that I respect people's opinions and views. However, while reading the interview transript on this site I came across this ... (quoted from original) "Don't learn HTML. Don't learn Java, or HTML, 3-D programs, or anything similar. Whatever you do, don't ever use Flash. It does nothing" I can't believe someone would actually say this. If that theory works for you, fine, but in my opinion is bad advice to buddy designers, very bad advice. First off, anyyone interested in web design should have at the very least a decent working knowledge of HTML. If you have to ask why, look into another line of work. I'm not going to go off on a rant here, but I will offer this advice to anyone interested in web/graphics design. Learn as much as you can about as much as you can. Experiment with different things, what works for one person might not suit another persons taste. Javasvript, Flash, .gif animations etc. are great ways to add life and interactivity to a site. Yes, I know it can sometimes cause fits with a slow dial up connection, but everything in life is a trade off. Learning to optimize animated files will help that problem. (back to learn as much as you can. I also think web graphics are very important to a site. Graphic overkill is not good, but well designed graphics that add to a sites appeal are always a good thing. If you think otherwise, why not just grab a newspaper and read that? Anyway, enough of my rambling, like I said earlier, I respect the opinions of others, and having said mine, I'll stop typing now. :-) BTW ... I really enjoy this site. Great job!!