I’ve thought a lot about this, and I think it’s finally time that we develop some sort of oath-swearing ceremony for new and established web designers. I think that the attached covers most of the major points fairly well.
* Please note: In the absence of sworn, legal officials, this oath must be read, signed and returned by fax (yes, fax) to 1-999-WEB-OATH.
A Web Designers Solemn Oath
I solemnly swear to follow web standards, to not use custom, home-grown, half-baked frameworks instead of open source tools like WordPress and Drupal, use CSS instead of tables, Flash instead of jQuery, Times New Roman instead of Georgia, and will absolutely refuse to make a website for a wedding photographer or restaurant owner that full-screens and plays [bad] music.
Sincerely,[Please re-read ten times and sign legibly above]