Re: [webdesign-396] In praise of action

From: Aoirthoir An B.
Sent on: Friday, September 21, 2007 12:07 AM
I think everyone that has responded to these emails has
already contributed. Even when we have different ideas,
we are each simply offering our particular view and then
why we think something is more or less useful (or not
at all). My hope is that we are all able to contribute to
the site in one manner or another. And in so doing we
can keep the contribution requirements from each
individual small. This will keep any of us from being
taxed, and yet create a truly great whole.

I believe a course that might be wise, is to continue to
push and to progress. Yet at the same time, doing so very
carefully. Just little bites at a time, but all something that
we have created ourselves. One of the rules I enforce on
myself is to write the least code to accomplish the desired
or needed task. Then I go back and I periodically get rid
of even more code, because in experimental phases there
will be build up of garbage. But at least it is my garbage
and I [mostly] understand why I was using it in the first place.

Really I think even those that are not doing the coding or
designing should have as much input as those of us that
are doing it. I think that's one of the purposes of this

Best Regards,
Joseph James Frantz

----- Original Message ----
From: Eric Meyer <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thursday, September 20,[masked]:20:08 PM
Subject: Re: [webdesign-396] In praise of action

At 5:49 PM [masked]/19/07, Nate Klaiber wrote:

>This is with all due respect. I have just been involved in way too
>many projects where people rushed things, only to end us spending way
>too much time, money, and effort to get what they really NEED.

    Conversely, I've been involved in way too many projects where
people didn't push things forward, and the whole thing strangled on
its own inertia, which is why I said what I did.
    But let's be real: I don't have the time or expertise to devote to
this particular aspect of the group no matter how it proceeds, so my
vote counts less.  (No, I'm not being passive-aggressive; I firmly
believe that the votes of those doing a thing count more than the
votes of those observing.)

Eric A. Meyer  ([address removed])
Principal, Complex Spiral Consulting
"CSS: The Definitive Guide," "CSS2.0 Programmer's Reference,"
"Eric Meyer on CSS," and more

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