The beauty of writing good XHTML is that it relieves me of my normal design duties. Design takes place in the creative side of my brain, whereas XHTML coding fully occupies the rational and logical half. After being mired in Photoshop for days and weeks on end, it’s so nice to debate if something should be an H3 or an H4 instead of manually kerning a logo for a half-hour until it’s perfect. The zen simplicity of beautiful and semantic XHTML somehow puts me into a trance-like state, clearing my mind of those dastardly misbehaving pixels who haunt my dreams at night.
And in other news …… I need to lay off the LSD!