Developing with web standards, now in English

A couple of weeks ago I promised to make an English version of Webbutveckling med standarder. Well, I spent most of the Easter weekend translating it to English, and last night I went through it again, correcting some mistakes.

So, here it is, Developing with web standards, a document on web standards and accessibility. Hope you like it!

If you find any grammatical mistakes or think I’m plain wrong somewhere, please don’t be shy. Let me know so I can fix whatever is wrong.

Posted on April 14, 2004 in Accessibility, CSS, Web General, Web Standards


  1. Really excellent article, it has everything.

  2. Love it, nice work! This text should be required reading for students being trained in web design.

  3. Wow… Respect - great job.

  4. I am wondering on which study are you basing your recommendation of not using javascript? Do you have any concrete proof or that you are just assuming. It seems to me that, that particular recommendation has other reasons rather than the one stated there. Maybe you don’t know much about javascript or somethingelse. Javascript is a good thing, and I didn’t see anybody who turn it off. People may turn off cookies more often than they turn off javascript, yet almost all sites do not work without cookies. That’s something assumed to be there. It doesn’t make sense to claim that it is not there.

  5. April 16, 2004 by Roger (Author comment)

    Jim: First of all, I’m not recommending that you don’t use JavaScript, just that you should take care not to be dependant on JavaScript. Every site should still work when the visitor has JavaScript off. Second, various statistics show that a fairly large amount of people do not have JavaScript support, either by choice (they or their IT department turned it off), or because their browser doesn’t support it (Lynx users, Google etc). Some stats regarding JavaScript support: (6% off), (8% off). Yes, when used right JavaScript is a good thing, just like everything else :)

  6. Wow. Excellent article. You’ve done an excellent job of taking a bunch of essential web development information and distilled it into a well organized, easy to read, annotated article. Well done!

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