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    I'm a college yuppie now! sbdi's Avatar
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    Building a site: Best and Worst Parts ?

    Just wondering what are peoples favourite and least favourite parts about creating a site (design and scripts)

    I just cant stand making table templates by hand (notepad)

    I always forget a / or put a R instead of D by mistake screwing up the whole thing. But now I have DW so its cool

    My favourite part is when I get some fairly advanced script to work.

    I get all excited but the computer sites there displaying the info. Misrable cack you think the thing would play some celebration music or something!
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    Best - Finally finishing a design and having it turn out exactly how you had imagined it would, that is a good feeling...

    Worst - Spending hours/days working on a complex script and finding out you forgot some fundamental piece of information which means starting from scratch, especially if a deadline is involved...

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    I think the best part is getting scripts to work, too, only I'm pretty happy when the simple ones work. When I get an even mildly complex one to work I'm ecstatic.

    The worst part..is planning it out for me. Right now, figuring what to compromise about, regarding screen resolution, old browser support vs. standards..all that stuff has me going around in circles and not really accomplishing much lately.

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    BEST: I actually like most of the web design process. From the first concepts, to designing the logo, to designing the site, to coding the site and templating it and making it all work.

    WORST: Probably the programming part because it's what I'm worst at. I also hate all of the compatibility issues that arise. I strive for web standards, but it's a difficult thing to achieve.
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    BEST: when my silly CSS stuff actually works in all browsers....

    WORST: Initial design layout....I am never happy with what i do, so this usually takes me a long time....

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    Best: Seeing a finished product and the joy in creating the site.

    Worst: Tie between deadlines and myself being a perfectionist.

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    Best: The actual coding and development, I love that. Finishing it and actually having a tangible page that is just like what you drew out in the design phase is up there too.

    Worst: Design phase. I completely cannot think of a design I like, then when I find one I like, half way through development, I am already writing notes for a new one.

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    Best : Finishing the website of course..and actually liking what you have done!!!

    Worst : Making the initial design. I'm way too picky.

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    Best:

    1) starting on a site without a solid idea of what I want to do and coming out with something really nice.

    2) starting to use new script I picked up and getting it to work well

    3) learning something new, which happens every day


    Worst:

    a) realizing I forgot something to add on a site and having to spend so many hours or days redoing the site.

    b) going to my well of creativity and finding it bone dry
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    Best: When I first complete a project. Before I get tired of it.

    Worst: When I see my client turn right around and "edit" my template. Make it look like a daycare full of 2-year-olds were just given permission to play with the site.

    Example of this horrible, horrible mess: http://www.hostbet.com

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    best:
    Designing it all in PS
    Making a nice script that works and does what it should!

    worst:
    cutting it up and coding it in HTML, I don't mind doing it now i've done it quite a few times lol, but it still remains the more boring part

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    Best: When you don't really have a plan for a design and just start coding it in Notepad not really knowing how it will come out. Then when you look it comes out good.

    Worst: Writing scripts. I am good with PHP but I have just started to get sick of it. I do it way too much.
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    Best: I like most of it. Especially, PS designing, I guess. And seeing it all fall together - images, code, content...


    Worst: Forgetting something stupid like the $ in front of a PHP variable name. That one had me confused for a while.
    Colin Temple [twitter: @cailean]
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    Smile Best and Worst of Web Design

    I'm very new to web-building but my best is much simpler than most...I really enjoy seeing a functional webpage come out of my struggles

    My worst, well, I don't really have a worst yet...I'm enjoying the process....
    Last edited by KarateEd; Jul 29, 2002 at 13:35.

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    Best:

    Having the inspiration for "that" design and scribbling it down on paper.
    Shutting down your SSH after making the last update before launch.
    Having that "script" finally sing in all its glory when for once you havent asked for or needed any help.

    Worst:

    Making a mistake early on which turns into a bigger and bigger fix job as you go on.
    The frustration of something that should work, but not working, and taking ages to error check it again and again before retrying the very first version youi had only to find it mysteriously works now!


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    Getting new ideas and thoughts and trying the hell out to achieve the objective.

    <[Worst]>
    Getting irritated by errors in scripts which you think are correct..
    Last edited by Ruchir; Jul 30, 2002 at 01:18.
    Peace.

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    best : Making the design in Photoshop , I could spend the rest of my life making designs in photoshop.

    wurst : cutting the stuff up and putting it in place.then working a few houres to get all the CSS done.

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    Best: Writing extremely clever scripts that automates lot of boring stuff.

    Worst: Compatibility Testing! "/(!/(!/)!!KH!"HGHSXGHJAHA K!hjw323223! Arrggh.
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