…the way to make a paragraph with small text is
, but a lot of people wrote
which is technically incorrect for reasons most web developers donâ€™t understand…
What?! If you’re a web developer and you don’t understand the difference between a block level element (
) and an inline element (), you should get a new job. NOW.
I stopped reading the article at that point. It was extremely long-winded and treated the reader like a 5 year old (or upper level management perhaps).
Perhaps if managers like Joel Spolsky wouldn’t set their expectations of technical knowledge so low for their developers, the web would be a tidier place. 😉
Just kidding Joel. But seriously, inline vs. block? Thats like a web developer not knowing the difference between GET and POST.
Also, CSS is preferable to , especially for a whole element like a paragraph. However, if you check out the source to this paragraph, you’ll see I’m not exactly a purist myself.