Poll - rate the proficiency of the development company

Discussion in 'Web Development' started by steveorg, Oct 21, 2009.


Please rate the proficiency of the development company.

Poll closed Nov 5, 2009.
  1. Highly proficient

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  2. Proficient

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  3. Not proficient

    1 vote(s)
  1. steveorg

    steveorg New Member

    Oct 21, 2009
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    I need a reality check about a development company that we hired for a couple of projects. Among their claims is that they are proficient in web development. It’s also worth mentioning that they have accessibility technologies and they knew that familiarity with accessibility issues is one of the reasons that we hired them.

    Below is a list of some of the issues with the code. Please take the poll and feel free to comment, especially on issues such as; standards compliance, server and client loads, and accessibility.

    1. At least half of the formatting is embedded in the code instead of in the CSS.
    2. The CSS has classes and/or ids not used in the HTML.
    3. The HTML uses CSS classes and/or ids that are not defined in the CSS file.
    4. Most CSS tags redefine elements such as font that are exactly the same, and which could have easily been defined once in the body tag.
    5. Many CSS tags would not need to exist if the duplicated code was put in a body tag.
    6. Table cells are used for menus instead of unordered lists. Each td tag repeats the same formatting
    7. The PHP uses an include for reused code, but has instances where instead of calling the include file, the code is repeated.
    8. Includes close tags opened in the calling file.
    9. Tables are used extensively instead of divs.
    Thanks for any input.
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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