[thelist] Coding standards....

Ben Glassman bglassman at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 12:17:50 CST 2006

Just thought of another one. This is something I started doing a few months
ago and it saves me a lot of time messing around with photoshop.

Whenever I develop a site, I create a set of classes in a "Colors" section
of my stylesheet that contain the colors used in the site. For example:

.blue { color: #2B5353; }
.black { color: #000; }

etc. etc. (obviously black isn't necessary). Sometimes I put comments after
each line saying what the colors are used for. This saves me (and other
people) a lot of time opening things in photoshop or taking screenshots of
sites to find specific colors.


On 12/7/06, Eduardo Kienetz <eduardok at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 12/7/06, Chris Ditty <cditty at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The company that I work for currently does not have any coding
> > standards.  No comments, no stylesheet usage, no nothing.  I have
> > spoken with my supervisor about this and she has commented that she
> > would like to try and get some standards in place.
> >
> > Can a few of you share your coding standards?  Below is what I
> > currently have, but I am drawing a blank on what else needs to be
> > said.
> >
> > Variables should be capitalized accordingly and for easy readability.
> >         ie....myVar, dpsLookUp, qry_myApp
> >
> > Use stylesheets when possible.  It speeds up rendering and makes it
> > extremely easier to change colors and other details from one location.
> >
> > Comment, comment, comment and oh yes, COMMENT!!!!  Comments help you
> > and your co-workers know what you were thinking of wen you wrote that
> > bit of code.  6 months from now, are you going to remember what you
> > did and why you did it?
> In your PHP files you might find it interesting to use javadoc like
> documentation/comments.
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/doxygen/
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doxygen
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