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Poll: Do you think the web needs more abbreviations?

By December 27, 2012

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One of the challenges of learning web design is that there are so many abbreviations. I used to think that developers liked to speak in abbreviations just to keep the mystery alive. (I then met some politicians, and let me tell you, the number of abbreviations and acronyms in the U.S. government is much crazier!)

If you voted yes that you think the web needs more abbreviations, what would you abbreviate? Should web designers who act like divas be abbreviated WQ (web queens)? Or should we start calling all our clients FFCs (fabulous friendly clients)? And I think everyone knows what PITACSS stands for…

December 28, 2012 at 5:44 pm
(1) Dazza J says:

IMO, the whole abbreviation thing drives me crazy. Try to read articles and spend half the time looking up abbreviations etc.
DYJHIW PEPS try PIU in IT to *O* HEADS. FFI U CHK CRM CMS ODA to simply verify what in the world their talking about.
Then you start talking to KIA TECHS RE WSD AND DB ACC WIH SQL DMS CRM ON HB LAN WAN and they of course obfuscate responses to appear beyond the comprehension of mortals.
Abbreviation are fine in some areas, providing they are explained prior. For example if its relating to say content management systems (CMS) or database management systems (DBMS) , then it should be noted early so further references to CMS or DBMS it no confusing to those that may not be up to modern slang abbreviation.

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