Jul
1
2012

Focusing on what matters most in Web Design

www.mlwebco.com – In this video I talk about focusing on what matters most in web design and stop focusing on the non-essential things.

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  • why did you with to MAC ?????

  • to be fair, I view source on facebook all of the time. Ah the nerd in me is pathetic.

  • What’s ironic is now flash is on it’s way out in webdesign.

  • Well said.

  • “Hi, I’m a table.”

    “An I’m a div”.

  • All your content is ALLWAYS GOOD!! ,,, I see your usuing a Mac now, is there a reason? Thanks,and Keep up the good Vids,,Jack

  • I never validate my sites. What I focus on is just making sure my site doesn’t break across all Grade A browsers (meaning the top browsers that most people still use). 

  • I use fireworks for art and webstie design myself x3
    I love it!

  • Yeah good point, what do you think about W3C Valisation service?

  • You should check out the debate I had on my blog regarding this topic. Good stuff.

  • Ehh I dont think I agree with a lot of what you just said. The point of using certain programs and methods of coding is to allow ease of going back and making changes. If you slop some code together with inline styles and tabular layouts It makes it extremely hard to go back and edit. When I build a site I build it for the client and other possible developers in my team.

  • I am Defiantly the kind of person that is willing to do something like that, Would never judge a song on how many views it has, But depending on where and what sort of crowd I’m playing too, Those sort of things defiantly come into consideration.

  • Exactly!

  • Tables tend to be bad for accessibility like screen readers, but at the end of the day it’s how well it’s made, however it’s done that matters. You could use all div’s and not a single table and still have it less reader friendly than someone elses site made entirely with tables, but done well.

  • The tables vs. Divs debate is the same as pc vs. Mac if you ask me. It seems like a personal preference but sometimes, cross-browser compatibility plays a role as to what elements are used. As long as it works, it’s all good.

  • great video thank you so much :)

  • Learning web design on a budget and it would have been a lot more confusing if it wasn’t for this channel. The web is full of useful info but it’s rare to have the process broken down and explained so effectively. Thanks and please keep the uploads coming.

  • Yet another great video Mike. I really appreciate your video blog, it has inspired me a great deal over the past year and a half. I am already looking forward to your next video.

  • Don’t get me wrong, I wish I knew flash….I love flash. I just was never that smart, so I stuck to the simple sites. 🙂 Thanks for the props.

  • You’re welcome, thanks for the positive feedback.

  • Anytime!

  • Thanks for that…glad you get what I’m saying in the video. 😉

  • As a DJ, I can totally see where views might make sense when you’re viewing if something is hot or not. Totally get that. 😉 But even still, if the video has one view and you like it, maybe you can break it open. 🙂 You never know.

  • Thanks everyone for all the comments.

  • Just very late and tired 😉