Clients are strange creatures. While we talk about standards and best practice, they are obsessed with deadlines, features, and cost. In any client relationship we have to grapple with requirements that change with the breeze, politics, and the challenge of understanding and delivering what they really want - and deliver it yesterday. Marcus Alexander looks into how we learn what quality really means in this complex place and how we maintain our standards and idealism under pressure.
For years now the great & the good of the web have been extolling the value of validating code, semantic markup & optimisation, but truly where does the value lie with such practices? Arran Ross-Paterson will ask whether we can we really achieve all of these goals and whether there's a price to be paid.
15th November 2010