The degeneration of Disney Store UK
Disney Store UK, once brilliantly created by Andy Clarke’s Stuff and Nonsense, has degenerated into a horrible and ugly mess of non-standard “HTML”. The new site is built on almost 100% presentational table-tag-soup markup spiced up by zillions of Spacer Images. That’s what I call progress.
Andy Clarke has posted a very diplomatic response in Of mice and men. Molly E. Holzschlag, being a web standards evangelist and Group Lead for The Web Standards Project, hits a bit harder in An Open Letter to Disney Store UK. And rightly so. It doesn’t stop there - Mike Davies has posted his opinions on the accessibility of the new site in Spacer Image - Disney Store’s number one gift idea this Christmas.
Once a showcase for commercial websites embracing web standards, Disney Store UK is now a prime example of regressive web development.
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