What are the steps that you go through when making a web site?
Are you adding a lot of extra
<span> tags? Do you have way too many classes?
Maybe you should reconsider your process.
The process that I have found effective, is exactly what I am doing with this site:
- Create the markup for everything.
- Add divs that make sense, i.e. header, content, footer.
- Go in and implement the design adding the necessary divs and classes.
Your markup will become much less bloated, and you will have less non-semantic elements. Sure you may have to add a couple of extra
<div> tags to add those rounded corners, but its better to add those after you have the structure in place.
While I could easily come up with a design for this site, I really am not as creative as my sister is. That is why I have tasked her with coming up with a logo and a design for my site. Then when it is time for her to build her online portfolio, I will help her to implement the site.
How can you improve your design / development process? Can you improve mine?
Share your methods.