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.

W3C Feed Validation Service with SOAP

The Feed Validator for Atom and RSS is now available at the W3C website, and exposes its Web service as a SOAP 1.2 interface.

Posted on December 4, 2005

No XHTML 1.0 Strict in ASP.NET 2.0

Microsoft still has some catching up to do when it comes to understanding Strict DOCTYPEs and XHTML 1.0 vs. 1.1.

Posted on November 30, 2005

Standards do not stifle creativity

Using web standards will not in some mysterious and unexplained way prevent innovation and creativity.

Posted on November 28, 2005

Reaching and helping the new amateurs

Peter-Paul Koch on css, web standards, elitism and how to reach the new amateurs.

Posted on November 22, 2005

Reveal your old school web development hacks

A collection of old school web design and development hacks that were widely used before developers started abandoning table based layouts and adopting web standards.

Posted on November 21, 2005

ASP.NET 2.0 and web standards

Microsoft informs developers using ASP.NET 2.0 how to configure it to produce valid and accessible markup.

Posted on November 20, 2005

Best practices in Australian web development

How well do major companies and government departments in Australia use web standards and other best practices on their websites?

Posted on November 19, 2005

att.com celebrates a year with web standards

A story of how AT&T’s corporate website was brought into web standards.

Posted on November 15, 2005

A web professional can never stop learning

Web professionals who refuse to update their skills and insist on using outdated methods can no longer be called web professionals.

Posted on November 15, 2005

Valid downlevel-revealed conditional comments

A valid way of using conditional comments to hide something from Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on November 14, 2005

Design sites and web standards

Design sites aren’t very good at using web standards. And purely visual designers often misunderstand accessibility.

Posted on November 13, 2005

IE7 will only support well-formed RSS feeds

The RSS platform in Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista will only support feeds that are well-formed XML.

Posted on November 6, 2005

Webstock - a web conference in New Zealand

Looking for a reason to go to New Zealand? The Webstock conference is a really good one.

Posted on November 5, 2005

The degeneration of Disney Store UK

Once a showcase for commercial websites embracing web standards, Disney Store UK is now a prime example of regressive web development.

Posted on November 3, 2005

Safari passes the Acid2 test

Apple Safari is the first officially released browser to pass the Acid2 browser test. Safari 2.0.2 also seems to fix the FOUC problem.

Posted on November 1, 2005

New Zealand government websites and web standards

A look at how well government websites in New Zealand adhere to web standards.

Posted on October 29, 2005

Are HTML and CSS easy?

HTML and CSS are not as easy as some people like to think. They are easy to get started with, but very difficult to master.

Posted on October 18, 2005

Public sector websites and web standards

Mass validation of public sector websites in the United States and Sweden. The result, as expected, is not good.

Posted on October 12, 2005

Are invalid attributes valid?

A discussion on whether invalid HTML attributes may be acceptable under some circumstances.

Posted on October 11, 2005

Dreamweaver and web standards

A book about web standards, semantics, and accessibility for Dreamweaver users.

Posted on October 4, 2005

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