I'm talking about giving clients professional looking code. The whole nine yards, everything you hardcore professional highly experienced programmers here probably do when coding freelance or for the company you work in.
I'm fresh out of college and I'm going into freelance. I just want to be sure that my first few projects leave a good after-taste of professionalism imprinted on the clients' minds.
When I Googled what I'm asking here, I was given pages that showed various websites and tools that let you make flashy websites and templates etc. The
$N package and such stuff.
I can't recall the word experts use for it. Standard, framework [I know that's not it]. English isn't my first language so I'm sorry I don't really don't know the exact phrase for it.
That abstract way of writing code so that you don't come across as a sloppy programmer.
That above mentioned way for programming websites and desktop software [in python/C/C++/Java].
EDIT: I can work on the accruing vast knowledge and know-how and logic building etc. what I'm asking for is the programming standard/guidelines you guys follow so that the client on seeing code feels that its a professional solution. Like comment blocks, a particular indentation style something like that. Is there any book on it or specific list of points for enterprise type coding by them? Especially here as in my case, for building websites [php for now..], and desktop software [c/c++/java/python]