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.

CSSquirrel makes comics out of hot topics

At cssquirrel.com, Kyle Weems turns hot web related topics into enjoyable comics that should make a lot of web geeks smile.

Posted on November 24, 2009

Vendor-specific extensions are invalid CSS

Vendor-specific extensions, even if written according to the CSS 2.1 grammar, use property names and values that are not defined in the CSS specification and are invalid.

Posted on November 16, 2009

New accessibility overview on the W3C website

The new W3C website has a new and very good summary of the why, what, and how of Web accessibility.

Posted on November 3, 2009

New W3C website launched

The new W3C website was launched on October 13, 2009. It sports a new design, new content, new information architecture, and a bit of invalid CSS (which has caused some debate).

Posted on October 19, 2009

Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, a second chance

Learn how to use the advice provided in W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 to make sure the information or service you provide on your website is mobile-friendly.

Posted on August 31, 2009

W3C online course: An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices

Anyone interested in designing or developing web sites and web applications targeted at mobile devices may want to consider taking this introductory online course.

Posted on May 25, 2009

Professional front-end engineering explained

An excellent presentation of what it means to work as a front-end developer, and how important our work is to the overall health of the web.

Posted on April 21, 2009

W3C web site redesign in beta – send in your feedback

The W3C web site is being redesigned and restructured. Help beta test the new site, provide feedback, or contribute content.

Posted on April 6, 2009

The evolution and future of HTML

Sam Ruby, co-chair of the W3C HTML Working Group, has put together a number of select quotes to illustrate the evolution of HTML, from the beginning to where it is now.

Posted on March 17, 2009

WAI-ARIA 1.0 Last Call Working Draft

The Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) specification has reached Last Call Working Draft status, and the W3C wants your feedback.

Posted on February 24, 2009

No more pixel perfectionism in IE 6

It is time to worry less about non-critical bugs in Internet Explorer 6, and eventually we will be able to treat it like we treat Netscape 4.

Posted on February 11, 2009

WAI-ARIA support in IE8 RC no longer non-standard

As of IE8 RC, Microsoft have changed their implementation of WAI-ARIA to use the standardised syntax for setting ARIA properties through JavaScript.

Posted on February 9, 2009

Validating WAI-ARIA in HTML and XHTML

Validating WAI-ARIA in HTML or XHTML is currently more difficult than it could be, but it is possible and there is hope that it will be easier in the near future.

Posted on February 3, 2009

State of the Web 2008 findings

In the beginning of January the report from the State of the Web Survey 2008 was published. The survey is…

Posted on January 29, 2009

Sign the petition to save the Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites

There is still no official word on what will happen to the Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites, so Jens Wedin has created a petition to save the guidelines. Please sign it.

Posted on January 13, 2009

Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites in danger?

Verva, the agency responsible for the Swedish National Guidelines for Public Sector Websites, is being closed down, and it is unclear what will happen to the guidelines.

Posted on December 12, 2008

WCAG 2.0 finally a W3C Recommendation

Today the W3C announced that Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG) has finally been declared a W3C Recommendation.

Posted on December 11, 2008

Quick Tips for web developers and web designers

By starting a new category of posts that focus on quick and simple tips related to front-end web development I hope to help people avoid making some mistakes that I see repeatedly.

Posted on December 2, 2008

Dissecting the Web with Opera’s MAMA

Opera has created a tool called MAMA that analyses the HTML, CSS, and JavaScript used on millions of websites. The presentation of the analysis of the collected data makes for interesting reading.

Posted on November 24, 2008

Character encoding

Character encoding can be very tricky to get right all the way from your keyboard to the end user’s browser, but reading these two articles may increase your chances of getting it right.

Posted on November 4, 2008

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