Standards do not stifle creativity
An argument that is often used by those opposed to web standards is that using web standards will in some (mysterious and unexplained) way prevent innovation and creativity. In Web Blandards, John Allsopp explains why that is simply not true:
Could someone explain to to me the logic that if somehow you had to buy specific CDs for each specific type of CD player you owned, then there would be more creativity in music?
In my opinion, using web standards has no negative impact at all on creativity and innovation.