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- Jeff Fritz
October 17, 2005, 1:38 pm
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I've started out by coding websites for myself - but eventually have
moved on to making websites as projects for people. Originally, when
doing personal websites, I had the leisure of taking my time and coding
however I wanted - however, when coding for someone else, they often
want things done a certain way.
It's hard explain to someone non technically-savvy about what's the
best way to code a website - they often want a feature that isn't
exactly in line with coding standards. So basically, you have to
explain to them in as simple terms as possible, the advantages of
coding according to web standards.
might want you to make a website that has some fancy flashing text or
user, who has a mainstream windows PC that runs these effects fine.
However, you need to make your user realize that not everyone's PC is
might completely bog down their computer's resources so much, that it
will be inaccessible by these users.
It's impossible to track down all of the combinations of users'
operating systems, computer speeds, and browser software, so it is best
informational or commercial website, it's very important to take your
audience into consideration.
If you're making a vending site that sells computer parts, most likely
your audience will be computer savvy and may be able to handle some
page on a topic, you should make your page as clear and accessible as
So, that's just one aspect of code that you may not see eye to eye
with your user about. However, explain it to them in easy to
understand concepts, and they will have an easier time comprehending.
Re: explaining web standards to clients
Jeff Fritz wrote:
[An explanation about dealing with clients' demands.]
Please don't multipost, and please could you explain what this post is
about? It sounds like an answer to someone who may have asked you what
to do with certain clients, but I don't see any post preceding yours
in this thread.
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