Building a page from scratch

by john on November 22, 2003

I really like Retooling Slashdot with Web Standards from A List Apart. I hope to apply this process to my own site one of the days.

The basic process for the retooling was as follows:

  1. Strip out all non-essential tags.
  2. Add semantic markup.
  3. Group data in boxes.
  4. Add layout markup.
  5. Apply unique style attributes.

My templates and stylesheets could use a serious pruning. Most of them are bastardized copies of the original MT templates and I’ve added a lot of cruft. Taking this approach would allow me to optimize the pages and would be a good learning experience. Hope to do it soon.

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