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Re: Impact on Effort Estimation


From: ben morrison
Date: Sep 28, 2005 8:40AM

On 9/28/05, Sohaib Akhtar < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> I mean if we want to conform to all the standards then how much more effort
> one has to put to conform to all the standards?. If previously one develops
> one page in a day then when he will go for all the standards then how long
> will it take?

>From my own experience - coming from a tag soup dreamweaver user
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tag_soup). It takes effort to begin
with, to learn css, vaild semantic markup and accessibility
techniques/guidelines. So initially your estimates will have to go up
- although not your costs, as its your learning curve not your

The rewards soon start appearing:
site wide changes are quicker,
non-duplication of web sites - text-only/print.
More understandable code.

Once you begin to understand then it actually becomes quicker than before.