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.
WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, helps developers make their web applications more accessible to people who rely on assistive technology. Start reading up on it.
The Free Site Validator crawls an entire site, validates all pages it finds with the W3C validator, and verifies all links it finds on the site.
Google encourages webmasters to make sure their websites work in all browsers by writing valid HTML and considering accessibility.
A free, creative commons licensed course for anyone who needs a thorough introduction to the web and how to create standards-based and accessible websites.
An analysis of the sites crawled by the bulk validation tool Nikita the Spider during March 2008.
Opera and Apple have announced that their web browsers pass the Acid3 Browser Test, but how will that help web designers and developers?
Microsoft has reversed its position on how standards mode will be triggered in IE8, and has chosen to make interoperability more important that pandering to broken intranets.
Version targeting as it has been presented is an incredibly bad idea to force upon the minority of people in the web industry who have a clue.
Because of their immense fear of making broken websites that should be fixed look broken in Internet Explorer, Microsoft will make standards-aware developers jump through hoops.
The next version of Internet Explorer will be called IE 8, and passed the Acid2 test, meaning it has support for much wanted CSS features.
A project that will work with email client developers and web designers to improve web standards support and accessibility in HTML email has been launched.
Don’t blame the W3C for being slow when the real problem is browser vendors not implementing existing specifications fully and properly.
By using CSS rules that make deprecated and potentially inaccessible markup clearly visible to the editor, you can help your clients maintain markup quality.
The US-based retailer Target has been sued for refusing to make their website accessible. The lawsuit has now been given class-action status.
Ten well-known Web professionals explain their approach to solving a specific problem each, all with web standards and accessibility in mind.
HTML email sucks, but it isn’t going away. So instead of complaining we should do what we can to help improve support for Web Standards in email clients.
I left the W3C HTML Working Group in July 2007 and rejoined it in August. Here is why.
Virginia DeBolt teaches beginners and designers and developers who need to update their skills how to write standards-based HTML and CSS.
The first section of Westciv’s 12 week online course on CSS was published on Monday, June 18, 2007.