[thelist] a tip for US list readers.... [offlist]

Maximillian Schwanekamp lists at neptunewebworks.com
Tue Oct 19 18:27:46 CDT 2004

bruce wrote:

>don't forget to register/vote!!!!
>if you don't register/vote.. don't complain!!!
>and the rest of thw world might thank you.. curse you!!!
Tip spam!?  Didn't this just get addressed today?  While we may or may 
not agree with your sentiment, *please refrain* from posting political 
statements on TheList.

<quote from="Evolt Admin">
We have a
dedicated list, thechat, for this sort of thing.


<tip type="Typos in HTML pages" author="Max Schwanekamp">
No matter how good your underlying code is, a lot of typos and spacing 
issues can add up to a negative experience for your client/end-user.  
Too many typos suggests that your underlying code might also be 
slipshod.  For example, I recently saw a control panel interface with a 
customer type listing where there were two status types "Free" and 
"Payed." Many other misspellings and grammatical errors in the admin 
interface really detracted from site owner's respect for the developer 
who built the site. 

Since developers are often slightly less polished when it comes to human 
language grammar, get someone to edit your scripts' output before 
letting your client/end-user see it.  Even minor mistakes/typos, when 
taken in aggregate, could hurt your business.
Maximillian Von Schwanekamp
Dynamic Websites and E-Commerce
NeptuneWebworks.com <http://www.neptunewebworks.com/>
voice: 541-302-1438
fax: 208-730-6504

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