This week on Herding Code, Scott Bellware returns to talk about .
- Scott talks about the frustrations in working with “HTML Specialists”
- Scott discusses the team issues caused by specialists in a software team who aren’t in touch with the entire product development cycle
- The problem with handoffs: loss of workability
- Eventually, things turn to the technology issue involved in working with HTML and CSS
- Are HTML tables necessarily evil
- Scott and Scott K discuss whether CSS purity is a premature optimization
- Jon and Scott discuss whether clean markup can be deferred until the end of a project
- Scott talks about the lunacy of delivering design work as “final”
- Scott talks about how optimization fights with workability
- Scott enumerates some of examples of websites which might not benefit from accessibility
- Jon posits that tables might not be easier than CSS design, it’s just what we learned first
- Scott K talks about how CSS floats drive him nuts
- Scott talks about how crazy CSS is when viewed as a programming language
- K Scott talks about some technological workarounds like lesscss
- Scott talks about how he doesn’t see Silverlight as an improvement, because it brings along a lot of other challenges
- Scott talks about how working in teams and in “small batches” solves the problems with handoffs
- Scott talks about the joy of a January 1st project date
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Herding Code 69 – Scott Bellware on HTML Specialists
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