Design The Essentials

In defense of the low-fiber tweet

Please close the door quietly on your way out.

Hey… You were one of my early influences into the realm of embracing standards so I thought you’d be cool to follow….

However, you seem to be one of the many techie’s that get a ton of followers and the ego takes over. I find no value in your 90% of your tweets.

It’s nice to know that Spiderman movies make you cry, but I really don’t care and probably most folks don’t either. But if they do more power to them!

Sure.. maybe it adds a little bit of personal intrigue but I’d rather see 90% value and 10% fluff. If I wanted to follow a comedian there are tons of them to choose from. And while I do follow some entertainers, that’s not why I chose to follow you, but it is the reason that I’m choosing to not follow you now.

Take the ego down a few notches and provide some value.

[Name withheld]

If you’re looking for web design “value” from me, read A List Apart and Both are free.

You can also download my first web design book free, or buy Designing With Web Standards, or attend An Event Apart, or hire Happy Cog.

Those are the means through which I provide web design value to the community and clients.

My Twitter feed is for personal expression, a basic human right.

Please close the door on your way out.

By L. Jeffrey Zeldman

“King of Web Standards”—Bloomberg Businessweek. Author, Designer, Founder. Employer Brand at Automattic. Publisher, & Ava’s dad. Pete’s brother (RIP). He/him.

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