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Because the competitive landscape of the web is such that the site which looks and works best gets the most traffic, developers and designers put a premium on the presentation of that content and let structural markup take a back seat.
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Blogs are a great way to monitor and even participate in the chatter about your new site.
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For most of the '90s and the first part of this decade, content providers who wanted to publish online only needed to worry about the graphical web browser.
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For the tiny percentage of people who are negatively affected by our embracing of standards, they can just get their sports somewhere else in the meantime. It's not like we're denying them hospital care.
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I don't start with a design objective, I start with a communication objective. I feel my project is successful if it communicates what it is supposed to communicate.
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I loudly applaud what the folks over at Wired have been able to do with their site in one fell swoop, but for better or for worse, ESPN is a much bigger beast.
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I vertically center things in tables a lot, and the fact that there is no way to control vertical positioning in divs affects the way we do things across the board.
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If I somehow felt like having a site which strictly validates was an indication of my manhood, maybe I'd do it, but it really means very little to me. We're mavericks over here, what can we say?
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If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools.
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If we can do them a favor by telling them how to improve their experience on the ESPN and the rest of the Internet, then why shouldn't we? We are a bit cocky over here so we feel that people should of course invest the 5 or 10 minutes it takes to upgrade in order to view our site.
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It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges.
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It's all about people. It's about networking and being nice to people and not burning any bridges. Your book is going to impress, but in the end it is people that are going to hire you.
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Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones, and other Internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.
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Our basic strategy for this redesign was to just start with our big mamma-jamma, the ESPN.com front page, and then work outward from there.
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Our old site did not have very good support for the disabled, but our new site should soon have much better support. With all of our content in divs now, we can hide all but the relevant chunks of content and navigation with a simple alternate CSS file.
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Sometimes people just won't upgrade unless they feel they really need to. We feel honored to help create this need.
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Standards purists always recommend that you don't design with pixel precision, but we have done just that, with no code forking, no alternate stylesheets, and no box model hacks.
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Telling me my site needs to validate in order to be standards-compliant is like telling me I need a flag in my lawn to call myself an American.
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There were really only three things we couldn't do with this redesign: properly position our partner-specific footer at the bottom of the page, use vertical alignment within divs, and achieve validation.
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There's only one big piece of advice I can provide and that is to know your audience. We would have never gone to a tableless layout if we thought a significant amount of our audience used non-compliant browsers.
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Vertical alignment within divs is probably the single biggest oversight by the W3C when they created standards for div-based layouts.
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We are constantly working towards the highest level of compliance possible.
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We found a way to make things look great to the human eye through the window of a graphical web browser without worrying about what everything looked like under the hood.
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We fully expect our competitors to join us in embracing open standards with their next redesigns.
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We reduced the size of our front page code by about 50%, and by using absolute positioning, we are able to display important parts of the page before other parts may have fully loaded yet.
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We'd rather assertively tell you why your browser needs to be updated than show you an ugly shadow of our front page and have you assume we did something wrong.
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When I see a style that I have never seen before on the Web, that inspires me, there is a lot more to be done with this medium.
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Writing old school HTML code was never very much fun but now it's getting downright tedious for most people.
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You can have information and ease of use and have artistic integrity at the same time. The art of being a good Web designer is getting yourself into that middle ground and treating it as a final destination instead of as a compromise.
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