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 letter from WASP-EduTF to Skolverket

An attempt to influence the Swedish National Agency for Education to update the web development methods being taught in Swedish schools.

Posted on May 22, 2006

Stylegala is for sale

One of the best web design showcase sites ever is for sale. Got at least USD 30k to spend?

Posted on May 17, 2006

Microsoft and Internet Explorer vs. web standards

Microsoft’s new Internet Explorer 7 web browser is much improved, but many web professionals are far from enthusiastic about it. Here’s why.

Posted on May 15, 2006

ONOFF: another failed redesign

Swedish consumer electronics chain ONOFF launches a new, inaccessible, invalid website and falsely claims that it is accessible.

Posted on May 12, 2006

Ten deadly sins of web design

A list of ten huge mistakes no web designer or developer should be caught making.

Posted on May 3, 2006

Windows Live Shopping for IE Windows only

Microsoft’s new Web 2.0 shopping portal only accepts visitors who are using Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on May 1, 2006

The history of web standards and accessibility

A story of web standards and accessibility from the release of HTML 3.2 in 1997 until now, with a look at what we can expect in the future.

Posted on April 25, 2006

Easily digested, Bite Size Standards

Useful information on web standards and related topics in small, bite-sized chunks.

Posted on April 17, 2006

Alt text is an alternative, not a tooltip

Alternative text should never be displayed at the same time as the image it provides an alternative for.

Posted on April 10, 2006

Content Management Systems used by public sector websites found lacking

A survey shows that CMSs used by Swedish public sector websites are lacking with respect to accessibility and web standards.

Posted on April 3, 2006

Always specify character encoding

Don’t make web browsers guess which character encoding your content is using. Tell them and make your content readable for all your visitors.

Posted on March 30, 2006

Validity does not equal best practices

It takes more than using valid markup to make a website follow best practices. Much more.

Posted on March 20, 2006

iWeb, the new tag soup generator

Apple’s iWeb excels at generating valid but incredibly messy markup that completely misses the point of using web standards.

Posted on March 13, 2006

Evaluating website accessibility part 1, Background and Preparation

The first article in a three-part series that explains how to evaluate the basic accessibility of a website.

Posted on March 6, 2006

Failed redesigns: Use web standards or don’t bother redesigning

Websites that, despite being created or substantially updated during the era of web standards, ignore or misuse those standards are failed redesigns.

Posted on January 8, 2006

@media 2006

Make sure you don’t miss the major European web development conference of the year - @media 2006 in London this June.

Posted on January 4, 2006

Safari matters - support it or lose credibility

Many web applications and websites that don’t work properly (or at all) in Safari would work if their developers did their job properly.

Posted on December 21, 2005

Yahoo! Music still stuck in 1999

The developers at Yahoo! Music are asking people to downgrade their browsers to Netscape 4.7 in order to view videos on their site. Thanks, but no thanks.

Posted on December 17, 2005

Redesign your site for Firefox now

Marketing speak for “Rebuild your website with web standards to make it more profitable”.

Posted on December 10, 2005

Ten reasons to learn and use web standards

Some of the most important reasons for spending the time to learn all about using web standards to design and develop websites.

Posted on December 6, 2005

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