Reaching and helping the new amateurs
The New Amateurs - part 2 is Peter-Paul Koch's follow-up post to The New Amateurs, which I mentioned in my post A web professional can never stop learning. In the follow-up, ppk responds to some of the comments made on his original entry, and talks about elitism and how to reach the "new amateurs", among other things.
Reaching is indeed a problem. I've spent countless hours writing tutorials and articles that are meant to help. But I find it hard to reach everybody, and there are two groups that stand out to me as being harder than others to reach.
- Those who don't want web design and development to follow any rules at all. They want the web to be a purely visual medium, and treat it as if it was a printed brochure or a computer game.
I would very much like to be able to reach these groups of people. But I'm not sure it's possible to reach those that do not want to be reached.