Working together for standards The Web Standards Project

Natalie Jost put together a print-ready poster, available as a PDF file, which describes the benefit of standards-friendly development techniques in a visual way. It’s behind a link within the entry in question.

Try it, you might like it. It’s one of those "I wish I’d thought of that" things.

I’d first thought not to mention the poster here, but then I considered all of the programmers I’ve worked with over the years who think "oh, we need to include content or interface bits that are laid out a certain way, so let’s use a table to specify their layout."

Stretch tnings out across enough includes and all of those tables start to run together. Thence hilarity ensues the first time a producer makes a mistake, or something on the server breaks… and this "nutshell" poster makes it easy to grasp how simply that outcome can be avoided.

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#1 On April 17th, 2006 5:25 pm