Jens Oliver Meiert

September 2008

The Most Important Thing Is to Get the HTML Right

Why? Because it’s the markup that makes for the most code of a site and is hence key to cost efficiency and maintainability, because it carries meaning and is important for accessibility, because it often has an impact on performance, and because it is the prerequisite for online success.

Post from September 26, 2008, filed under .

When Guidelines Should Be Descriptive or Prescriptive

Every time I’m putting up guidelines and standards one of the decisions I need to make is whether or not the guidelines, or which parts of them, should be descriptive or prescriptive. For coding guidelines this could mean the difference between, say, “the markup should be valid” and “the markup must be valid”…

Post from September 13, 2008, filed under .

How to Share Code with Users

If you share HTML/CSS code with users: Make sure that the code is valid and that ideally, it works in both HTML and XHTML. Focusing on valid code—a step towards quality code—should be obvious. “Invalidating” other people’s sites isn’t nice…

Post from September 8, 2008, filed under .

Notification on updates: RSS feed.

Like what you see here? Get an ebook version of many of Jens’s posts on web design and development: On Web Development.

Categories

Archives

By Year

By Month

Jens is also available on Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.
Does my work make yours a little easier? Consider supporting my public projects.

Found a mistake? Email me, jens@meiert.com.

You are here: HomeArchive2008 → September 2008

Last update: August 23, 2018

“The end does not justify the means.”