Web Standards

Web standards are the foundation that we use to build the Web. Unfortunately many still do not use Web standards properly, so many of these articles attempt to help people learn more about the benefits of using Web standards.

Bookmarks for standards testing

Joe Clark has posted a huge list of links to web standards and accessibility resources.

Posted on May 27, 2004

Mapping DTDs: making validation usable

DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.

Posted on May 20, 2004

The right tool for the right job

An interesting story about tools.

Posted on May 18, 2004

Tables for layout?

Recently, both Andy Budd and Dave Shea have written about how they consider using tables for layout acceptable in some…

Posted on May 16, 2004

Characters and Encodings

A W3C document that provides practical techniques related to character sets, encodings, and other character-specific matters.

Posted on May 11, 2004

Specifying the language of content

A W3C document on practical techniques related to specifying the language of content.

Posted on May 11, 2004

Semantics vs bold and italics

In his article When Semantic Markup Goes Bad, Matthew Thomas writes about why always replacing <i> and <b> with <em>…

Posted on May 9, 2004

Staying valid

Simon Willison explains how he keeps the XHTML on his site valid.

Posted on May 4, 2004

Is Microsoft listening?

Is Microsoft listening? Maybe. Robert Scoble is collecting feedback on IE. Let him know what you want fixed. Be as…

Posted on May 2, 2004

Does Microsoft Care About Web Standards?

An article on how Microsoft disregards web standards in their web browsers, authoring tools, and server software.

Posted on May 1, 2004

A Roadmap to Standards

Dave Shea has posted a guide for anyone who wants to learn about and use web standards, but doesn’t know where to start.

Posted on May 1, 2004

Fear of web standards

When I made Developing with web standards (and the Swedish version, Webbutveckling med standarder) available online, I didn’t really know…

Posted on April 24, 2004

SimpleQuiz Part XV: Numbered List Pairs

How should a numbered list of titles and descriptions be marked up?

Posted on April 21, 2004

Top 10 Web Standards Sites

Patrick Griffiths at HTML Dog has posted the Top Dog Top 10 Web Standards Sites list.

Posted on April 19, 2004

Plugins and valid XHTML

Different methods to embed Flash or QuickTime content and keep your XHTML valid.

Posted on April 18, 2004

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…

Posted on April 14, 2004

Web Standards Primer

From the MACCAWS web standards kit: What Every Web Site Owner Should Know About Standards.

Posted on April 9, 2004

Web Standards in New Zealand

From January 1, 2006, all websites of New Zealand public service departments must meet the New Zealand Government Web Guidelines version 2.1, which means they must be standards compliant and accessible.

Posted on April 7, 2004

The Metrics, Reloaded

Jeffrey Zeldman on why we need articles and tutorials on web techniques as well as on a wider range of web related subjects.

Posted on April 7, 2004

The Way Forward

The Way Forward with Web Standards: a web standards kit white paper from MACCAWS.

Posted on April 4, 2004

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