[thelist] Avoiding common pitfalls

Mike Migurski mike at saturn5.com
Wed Jan 8 12:20:00 CST 2003

>Could all experienced web developers please share with us [the list] what
>some of the common pitfalls are when it comes to the business of
>developing sites for clients that often turn out to be very difficult.
>What are the lessons you have learned that new web developers are
>probably bound to learn the hard way.

1) Keep all designs, comps, layouts, and stylesheets flexible, with
   potential client edits in mind. Clients have a way of asking for the
   most inconvenient feature you could have imagined adding to a project,
   at the worst possible time.

2) Document everything, code to a standard, and keep your variable /
   function / class / files names verbose. Plan things before you do them.
   Nothing bites quite as hard as returning to a project three months down
   the line and finding that you can't make heads or tails of your own

3) Make the logo bigger ahead of time. :P

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