A rant about the state of blogging
In A rant about the state of blogging, Simon Collison rants about how some (loud) voices in the web community have recently complained about what they feel is a lack of innovation.
I fully agree with Simon on this. Yes, a lot of things have been written about web standards, CSS, and semantic markup. No, we haven’t heard it all before. Not enough, anyway. No, web standards as a subject is not “dead”, “boring”, or something that everybody knows everything about.
Here’s my comment from one of the posts Simon is referring to:
Yes, we (the “community”) have covered many issues already.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we’ve covered them thoroughly enough. It also doesn’t mean that everybody knows what people reading the web standards related blogs know. Not even those who do read these blogs know everything there is to know about HTML and CSS. Not even the people who write the articles we read know everything. Far from it.
What I’m getting at is that the more good information there is, the greater the chance that people new to web design/development, or web professionals who don’t read blogs (and there are many) find good (as in recent and correct) information on how to solve their problems when they search Google.
So, anyone who writes articles on web standards, CSS, XHTML, accessibility, or whatever, keep sharing your knowledge.
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