When Webmasters Attack!
CSS-Tricks scribe Chris Coyier wrote a great post titled What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like where he outlined (with a great image, no less) how a great HTML/PHP file looks when proper programming practices are used. The post was so popular that the featured image was promoted to the Digg homepage. Then the webmasters logged out of their guild chat long enough to bless the Digg comments with their wisdom. I present to you...
When Webmasters Attack!
Also, what kind of web designer doesn't already know this? It's called being organized. However, all that white-space is going to add-up and waste bandwidth, which makes this "beautiful code" (a self-serving, inaccurate, subjective description) not-so-perfect.
What kind of web designer doesn't know how easy it is to GZIP content which compresses/eliminates all of the extra whitespace that makes code more maintainable?
I don't think <?php .. is valid HTML 5 either.
This isn't a "Hello Kitty" picture, Webmaster, so please don't comment. This will get parsed by PHP and output as HTML.
I link to one stylesheet. It works on firefox, safari and ie8.
If you can't be bothered to upgrade your browser, I can't be bothered with you.
None of this If IE>blabla shit.
Oh, and spare me the "but i need IE6 to use some of the software at my office". I DONT CARE! Use a more recent browser to surf the internet, and stop spreading viruses because you're too lazy.
I was going to ask you, Webmaster, about your clients' web visitors and the money they'd be losing by turning away persons with IE6 and IE7 browsers but then I realized I took them all from you. Apparently the order of importance goes: you, client, visitors. That's completely backward.
...The irony of this article is that it's one giant PNG image. Further proof that the most beautiful HTML is the nonexistent kind.
Apparently Chris should have used a JPEG?
Why I am not surprised to see a MacOS window?
Because you're a psychic? WTF is that supposed to mean?
PHP in a .HTML file?
change the title to "What Beautiful HTML Code Looks Like [infoFAIL]"
As long as you're going to ignore the main point of the post and be a smart ass about the PHP/HTML, I'll point out that Chris added a .htaccess directive to parse .html files as PHP. Ouch, sick burn!
No title attributes in the anchor tags. Since when does that make for beautiful HTML?
The article isn't called "What Beautiful SEO Looks Like".
This page has a story, a sidebar, and a footer. 'Real' websites are far more dynamic than this, and by 'real' I mean ones that people will go to. Complex websites have complex markup. You shouldn't be bragging just because you've passed your w3schools tests.
You're right. What he should really brag about are the dozens of thousands of RSS followers and his status within the community.
I get it but to some point it gets stupid. Stop accommodating specific browsers. If the web page loads properly then good but if it doesnt and looks broken then that tells he consumer to upgrade their fucking browser! It should be that simple.
Another lazy, ignorant idiot that doesn't understand that he isn't important -- his clients and their visitors are. This person clearly doesn't get it.
In the end...
Thank you again, Webmaster, for reminding me why I should be so proud of the work I do. Without you I couldn't pay for house, cars, and fine wine. Keep up the good work so I can keep up my fine life!