Who lets these people near a computer?

<tr><TD><FONT SIZE="5" style="color:red">I am so smrt</FONT></TD></tr

I mean really…  REALLY!?!?!  C’mon!

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Sami wrote on

;|  care to explain where you got that?

Grammar Geek wrote on

But look, it’s so pretty and tucks everything into one line.

*ducks and runs for cover…*

Nick wrote on

People like that are nowhere near as dangerous as the developers of IE6. I wonder your very same thought on a daily basis when working to make a script or stylesheet work in IE6 that works in all other browsers without complaint.

Derek wrote on

Yeah.  I got that from a site I was asked to look at.  Um.  I’m going to leave it at that. :)

Notice the tasteful consistency of capital and lowercase markup… that is the sign of an artisan at work.


Shane Ross wrote on

Wow, that breaks my heart. :(

Ian Clifton wrote on

Sadly, that’s not as bad as some that I’ve seen, but I am the kind of person who would be pleased if (X)HTML was handled like XML in that a browser would simply scream “WRONG WRONG WRONG!” instead of interpreting and nicely guessing…

John_Betong wrote on

I wonder if the author has this Home Simpson T-Shirt

BoltClock wrote on

All my friends who know HTML/CSS (or think they do) tend to do worse. It’s pretty saddening but it’s true.

Josef K wrote on

I guess it’s allright unless that smrt-ass got payed for this.

Benno Crombeen wrote on

Yeah that’s definitely wrong mark-up. Everybody knows he should have used capitalized TR and lowecase td and font whaha

Derek wrote on

Wow.  You guys have seen worse.  Yikes!  Remind me to stay away from your clients ;)

Just to be clear, I changed the text. That part wasn’t from their site, but the markup was in all its glory!

BoltClock wrote on

I see things like an ImageReady-sliced layout that contains a table with cells holding almost 150 images and snippets like these:

body [attributes which I don't have to name]>

<p COLOR:"#ff0000"; ALIGN:"justify" class=someclass>


I would love to see one of my friends “accidentally” crash IE6 with horribly malformed HTML. I could cheer her on.

I should probably rant about such markup woes too.

Nick wrote on


Sending a content-type of application/xhtml+xml and a doctype of XHTML Strict will do such a thing. It’s more of a pain in the ass than you realize; putting [CDATA] escapes inside script tags makes the code fairly hideous, and forgetting to escape one & causes the whole thing to beef it horribly.

AJp wrote on

I had a website redesign at my old company, and the old graphic designer/webmaster had 60… 60!!!!! 60!!!!!! opening bold/font/span/etc tags around a paragraph of text.

Richard wrote on

Seen worse? This is how we used to make sites in the early 90s. I am still pretty ashamed at some of the stuff I did back then.

Daniel Errante wrote on

1. they need to learn xhtml
2. they need to learn css

then they may be smart…

Cliff wrote on

What’s wrong with it…other than the mispelling of smart? :-)

BoltClock wrote on

@Nick: Will IE7 mind application/xhtml+xml? And what if I use XHTML Trans instead of Strict?

@Richard: Yeah, I just find it a pity they still do this right now.

@Cliff: I hope you’re being sarcastic ;)

Madz wrote on

I remember my first presentation in Derek’s class and I did the page in Frontpage with codes just like that. aaahhhh…good times…lol.

Rim wrote on

Oh I’ve seen worse. To go with AJp’s comment, I once had to redesign pages where single words in table cells were wrapped in about 50 center tags. In every cell of the tables.

Cliff wrote on

@BoltClock:  Hells yea I’m being sarcastic.  We all know that apart from mispelling smart, color is spelt with a u :-)

Ryan Miglavs wrote on


Get it away from me. Please!

primerg wrote on

heh.. i worked with those once or twice a week and they just really breaks my day!

Dipun Mistry wrote on

Aww man, this blog plus comments has made my day. I cant stop laughing!!... especially @Cliff… wow… that is some good error spotting but I think you failed to spot that ‘SIZE’ should also be ‘size’