When perfect code gets FUBAR - and how to avoid it!

You’re a confident coder. Your JavaScript is polite, humble and never intrusive. Your CSS is flexible yet robust, and your HTML is arranged with such beauty that Rev Burners-Lee would bow in admiration. And, you’ve just finished coding your magnum opus. Nimble, responsive, elegant and accessible. You lean back in your chair, hands folded behind your head, as you proudly click “send” as a fellow coder begins to incorporate your code into the CMS. You look forward to the day a few weeks from now, where, in response to your site going live, a double rainbow forms overhead, Republicans agree to co-sign a bill guaranteeing universal healthcare, and Lauren Hill releases her follow-up album.

However, as the launch draws near you take a peek at the progress and notice that everything is in a complete state of chaos. You see list tags wrapped in divs, your beautiful microformats have been ransacked, and nefarious onclicks pepper the code like a burgeoning fungus.

Face, meet Palm.

Wincing, you try to figure out what happened? Was it an issue with communication, lack of documentation, client education, CMS bullying? All the while, you’re wondering if it’s even worth attempting to fix. Well, anxious reader, the answer is an emphatic “Yes!” And it’s not as daunting as you might think...

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