Dear Web Developers

Make it work it before you make it nice. Or better yet – make it work perfectly before adding the visual pizza.

Thank you,
Bruce

Saw the above on Twitter by Rian Rietveld who was giving a talk on web accessibility at a WordPress WordCamp conference

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Chris Lema: Getting the first two minutes of your talk right

As with anything, writing or speaking is something you get better at over time. The more you do it, the calmer you get, the more muscle memory you have, and ultimately, the faster you can get things done.

But when it comes to speaking, I notice that there are people who’ve been speaking for years and they continue to make a classic mistake every time they start a talk.

Don’t get me wrong – it’s not a horrible mistake. But it’s done so often, by so many people, that it’s easy to not think of it as a mistake.

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