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.

More wasps in the nest

The Web Standards Project has two new members: Dave Shea and Ethan Marcotte. Congratulations to both of you and to…

Posted on October 27, 2003

Doggie style HTML

Patrick Griffiths recently launched HTML Dog, a collection of resources and guides, with the ambition to help people learn standards…

Posted on October 13, 2003

Read all about it

CSS-Based Design by Jeremy Keith is a very well written guide to XHTML and CSS. A must read for both…

Posted on September 23, 2003

The Business Value of Web Standards

When you need arguments for adopting web standards, load Jeffrey Veen’s article The Business Value of Web Standards in your…

Posted on September 20, 2003

Web style guide

Silverorange have made an excellent style guide available on their site. The style guide was developed by silverorange for one…

Posted on September 18, 2003

Markup structure

One of the casualties of 20th century tag soup was the structure of an HTML document. Since the default look…

Posted on September 6, 2003

Standards, semantics and old habits

Lately several people have written about how many people who learned HTML a few years ago have problems accepting that…

Posted on August 30, 2003

Apple to join the web standards race

Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign and Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog Studios are going to help Apple Computer make their web…

Posted on August 29, 2003

Things to read

As a reminder to myself, here is a bunch of links to things that I want to mention. I’ll get…

Posted on August 29, 2003

Link flood

There is now a page called Progressive enhancement using CSS at the css-discuss Wiki. Simon Willison has written a bit…

Posted on August 6, 2003

Zeldman slides

Jeffrey Zeldman has made the slides used for his Web Design World keynote on designing with web standards and presentation…

Posted on August 5, 2003

Making a case for standards and accessibility

A common hurdle on the way towards a modern, standards compliant web site is making management, designers and clients understand…

Posted on August 3, 2003

CMS, standards and semantics

A few years ago, web designers and developers nearly always were the ones who filled their client’s sites with content….

Posted on July 31, 2003

Don’t BuyMusic from us

Some of you may know that BuyMusic recently launched an online music store that is somewhat similar to Apple’s iTunes…

Posted on July 30, 2003

Validate your validation

For the last couple of years I’ve been advocating the benefits of validating your HTML and CSS. The result has…

Posted on July 17, 2003

Web Standards still live

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about the end of free, downloadable, standalone versions of Internet Explorer. Some people…

Posted on June 28, 2003

Some people never learn

Zeldman writes a bit about .Net and standards. Seems like there is a bit of a discussion going on about…

Posted on June 21, 2003

Standard Business

When I talk to people about building web sites, and we get to the details like standards and CSS, sometimes…

Posted on May 24, 2003

Me Standard. You Tag Soup?

Simon Willison links to a good article at W3C: My Web site is standard! And yours?. It lists many of…

Posted on May 5, 2003

The validator is your friend

Oh boy. I wish I could have come up with what Mark Pilgrim writes myself. I agree with him so…

Posted on May 5, 2003

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