If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.

 – Isaac Newton

I’ve heard good programmers are lazy so don’t build anything from scratch. If your looking for a certain slideshow or element effect chances are it already exists on the web so find that code through Google. 

Everyone has an idea. But it’s really about executing the idea and attracting other people to help you work on the idea.

– Jack Dorsey

I’ve also heard 1% idea and 99% execution. If those numbers are true ideas are relatively useless.