Web design - digital media

People will judge you on what you can build

Part of Barak Obama’s speech said “people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.” This can be applied to building a website.

People (your customer’s) will judge you and your company on your website and how it is built. Your website is a testimony of you and your company. This is why it needs to be built correctly.

Web designer’s destroy websites by using bad practice, old fashioned methods. For example table based layout, images used for spacing, no CSS for style. These practices are thankfully dying out.

As we look to the W3C for guidance.

Thankfully now with new guidelines, HTML 5.0, CSS 3.0 the web is developing, browsers are evolving and websites are being designed and built in a way that separates content from design.

When building a website that uses web standards we are ensuring:

  • Accessibility
  • Futureproof
  • Cross browser compatibility
  • Usability

Founded in 1998, The Web Standards Project (WaSP) fights for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web.