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.

A look at car manufacturer websites

The Swedish language sites of Volvo, Saab, BMW, and Honda reviewed and rated for visual design, content, technical quality, and accessibility.

Posted on January 4, 2007

Six things that suck about the Web in 2006

A rant about some of the trends that I find really annoying about the Web in 2006.

Posted on December 20, 2006

CSS and Web development search engines

Google Custom Search Engine lets anybody create a specialised search engine. Here are some of interest for Web professionals.

Posted on December 19, 2006

Guidelines for Swedish public sector websites updated

A new version of the V├Ągledningen 24-timmarswebben (Swedish Guidelines for public sector websites) has been published, and I had the honour of being invited to write parts of it.

Posted on November 14, 2006

New W3C working group to improve HTML

W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee acknowledges that HTML needs to be kept alive. Making people use XML failed, so a new working group will gradually improve HTML.

Posted on October 30, 2006

Nikita the Spider: a bulk validation and link checking tool

A new validation and link checking service that is very likely to tell you things you did not know about your site.

Posted on October 18, 2006

Web standards and accessibility training in Sweden

Training courses in Web standards and accessibility for Web designers and developers in Sweden, in Swedish.

Posted on October 17, 2006

Afraid of CSS and valid code? Read this.

Twelve lessons to learn while going from table based layouts to mastering CSS.

Posted on October 11, 2006

Inline quotations: use q elements or not?

Should Web designers and Web authors use q elements to mark up inline quotations or not? Opinions differ.

Posted on October 3, 2006

Lars Gunther interviewed by WaSP

Teacher and Web standards advocate Lars Gunther interviewed about his efforts to change the way Web related subjects are taught in Swedish schools.

Posted on September 29, 2006

Google, meet Web Standards

The Google Search Appliance user interface can now use well-formed, valid, accessible, and semantic markup.

Posted on September 22, 2006

Don’t stop advocating best practices

Please keep on writing helpful tutorials and informative articles and books on Web standards, accessibility, and best practices in general.

Posted on September 20, 2006

CSS Reboot validation errors dissected

A series of articles analysing and discussing the validation errors found among sites participating in CSS Reboot Spring 2006.

Posted on September 12, 2006

Google valid and strict

Making Google’s home page use valid HTML 4.01 Strict and CSS for layout reduces file size by 21 percent.

Posted on August 14, 2006

CSS Reboot participants far from standards-based

The majority of sites participating in the CSS Reboot of Spring 2006 use invalid HTML, CSS, or both.

Posted on June 28, 2006

2006 first half-year review

A collection of the most popular articles published on 456 Berea Street during the first half of 2006.

Posted on June 23, 2006

@media 2006:after

A summary of my impressions and experiences from the @media 2006 web conference in London.

Posted on June 20, 2006

HTML vs. XHTML on standards compliant websites

A survey of fifty web standards compliant websites to find out which doctypes they use.

Posted on June 19, 2006

Check your site with The Scrutinizer

A service that lets you analyse and validate the quality and popularity of any web page using various tools and testers on the web.

Posted on May 31, 2006

WCAG 2 disregards Web standards

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 is confusing, difficult to understand, hard to implement, and disregards web standards.

Posted on May 26, 2006

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