Code vs. User Interface, part 2

October 4, 2006

I feel that I was too harsh on user interface in my last entry, so here I will trumpet the benefits of user interface over code. One benefit in particular: the “intellisense.” Intellisense (I think that’s the correct term), is shen the program guesses what the user is trying to do. You will often see intellisense when typing in the html code and a menu of choices appears. For example, when I inserted the “style” keyword into the anchor tag, a menu of all the available styles for the anchor tags appeared. this made it easier for me to remember all the possible styles available for the anchor tag. Without Dreamweaver or a user interface, I would have to have all the possiblities memorized (or at least, a good reference book).

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