Stand and Deliver

by David Sleight

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  1. @john: I still can’t figure out how to do a blockquote with Textile.

    The non-apparent secret is that you need a space between that “?bq.”? and your quote. Not exactly intuitive. “Markdown”:http://daringfireball.net/projects/markdown/ seems much more intuitive than Textile in using the quote-carat “>” to demarcate blockquotes.

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  2. There was no mention of web design in this article and I think sometimes that’s beneficial to us all. I know I sometimes get stuck in my own little world of code and style and sometimes forget that I need to sell to stay afloat. A website is in a lot of cases just a communication medium for the company. One point that has stuck with me form this article is to inform myself about the client – I admit to not doing this enough.

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  3. Anthony: Glad you found it useful. Every now and again it’s healthy to step back from the daily routines of the job and remind yourself of first principles.

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  4. Thanks..This is good

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  5. It’s really difficult to communicate something abstract such as the design of a Website. One thing that I always do is interview the client about what is the goal of their design, what do they want to communicate? How will it affect and reflect their business. By collecting all of this information up front, it often times saves a lot of pain and back and forth in the long run.

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