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    Do you ever compromise your integrity for a client (standards)

    Sorry for the strange subject, couldn't figure out how to word it properly. I wanted to know if any of you in here who speak so highly of using standards ever have had to compromise using them because a client wants this and that, so instead of using your beliefs in the w3c, you take the other route due to money?

    I hope that isn't too personal, just curious if it happens or if anyone wants to share their experience

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    Do you really think coding to w3c is a matter of integrity? I endeavor to do so but I don't know if it's an integrity issue...
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    Let me rephrase this.

    I know there are many on this forum that have a belief in how websites should be constructed (coding wise). They feel every website should have this "set of standards". Have any of you ever been put in a position with a client where they were asking for something that would be difficult to accomplish through "standards".

    Basically, have you ever had to design a site that you did not want to design it the way it was, but did so because of the money.?

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    Bryan, I don't feel it's compromising my *integrity* to use the best tools for the job. Sometimes the job is done according to current XHTML standards and heavy with CSS. Sometimes, it's coding to HTML 4.01 with a more tabled layout.

    Since I work FOR the client, it's not really up to me to dictate which standard I code to (XHTML or HTML), I believe it's my job to find the most effective, efficient way to code the site so it meets/exceeds the client's expectations.
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    What abbey said

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    Perfect abbey
    *hits reputation button*

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    Thank you for your responses everyone.

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    Your client wants what they want, but it's up to you to inform them of the outcome. If something won't break the project, I have no problem doing it. If a clients request means alot of extra work, or a broken product, educate them why is should be done a certain way. Your the expert, and they will take your word in most cases.

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    Im going to thank everyone for the responses too, good topic. jag, you and I have the same brain sometimes I think, you always post the questions on my mind.

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    thats what I am here for

    Look off to the left, i am THE ONE!

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    If they want something "not up to my standards", I just leave it out of the portfolio
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    Quote Originally Posted by naramation
    If they want something "not up to my standards", I just leave it out of the portfolio
    Off Topic:

    You forgot the "Charge double" part

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    Oh yeah, my bad
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