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.

Business case for Web standards Wiki

A place to collect arguments for using Web standards, as well as counterarguments and success stories.

Posted on June 19, 2007

5 blogs that make me think

Five bloggers whose writings tend to make me think.

Posted on June 12, 2007

WCAG Samurai Errata published

The WCAG Samurai have published the first draft of their errata for and extensions to WCAG 1.0.

Posted on June 8, 2007

Use only block-level elements in blockquotes

Blockquote elements are only allowed to contain block-level and script elements in Strict Doctypes.

Posted on May 16, 2007

Another look at HTML 5

Further thoughts on the HTML Working Group and HTML 5, plus a few suggestions.

Posted on May 14, 2007

Is HTML 5 a slippery slope?

Tommy Olsson comments on the possibility of backwards compatibility and standardised error handling being bad for overall code quality.

Posted on May 10, 2007

Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML

If you think accessibility and semantics are important and should be improved in the next version of HTML, you need to act.

Posted on May 7, 2007

The Autistic Cuckoo returns (sort of)

Tommy Olsson temporarily resurrects his blog to inform us of some great articles he has published on other sites.

Posted on April 26, 2007

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Book review)

Andy Clarke combines technical know-how and wicked graphic design skills to create a fantastic, forward-looking book on CSS.

Posted on April 20, 2007

Lame excuses for not being a Web professional

Excuses that may be valid in some circumstances are too often used to cover up somebody’s lack of knowledge about modern Web design or development.

Posted on April 10, 2007

HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS (Book review)

Patrick Griffiths transforms the HTML Dog website into a book promoting best practice XHTML and CSS.

Posted on April 5, 2007

What should Molly do at Microsoft?

Molly Holzschlag will be working with Microsoft on standards and interoperability issues, and wants your opinion on where to start.

Posted on March 19, 2007

Failed vs. Unfailed redesigns of newspaper websites

A comparison of the redesigned websites of two Swedish newspapers, GP.se and HD.se, that were both launched in late 2006.

Posted on March 14, 2007

New W3C HTML Working Group launched

The new W3C HTML Working Group will be open to participants from W3C members and non-members, and will release a new HTML Recommendation in Q3 2010.

Posted on March 7, 2007

Graphic designers misunderstanding Web standards

Andy Rutledge explains why using Web standards does not stifle the creativity of graphic designers.

Posted on March 6, 2007

Validation alone is not enough

Whether an HTML document is valid or not does not tell the whole story about its quality.

Posted on February 16, 2007

The Dutch accessibility law is awesome

The new Dutch accessibility law goes way beyond the WCAG and embraces the spirit of modern, Web standards-based Web development.

Posted on February 13, 2007

Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition (Book review)

Jeffrey Zeldman updates his excellent introduction to Web standards. A must read for anyone serious about Web design.

Posted on January 30, 2007

Microsoft makes accessible and standards compliant HTML email impossible

Microsoft has decided to make the jobs of many Web professionals a lot harder by using Word instead of IE to render HTML in Outlook 2007.

Posted on January 19, 2007

Bill Gates on Web standards: Huh?

Molly asks Bill Gates about Microsoft’s commitment to Web standards and gets no real answers.

Posted on January 18, 2007

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