Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. History
  3. Web Standards
  4. Structure and presentation
  5. (X)HTML
  6. CSS
  7. Accessibility
  8. URLs
  9. References
  10. Glossary

9. References

A selection of recommended books, websites and mailing lists.

Books

CSS

General web development

HTML

Accessibility

Web standards

XHTML

10. Glossary

Accessibility
An accessible website is accessible and usable for everyone, regardless of any disabilities they might have and no matter what hardware and software they are using.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Rules that describe how an HTML document should be presented.
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
Used to mark up the structure of a document.
Presentation
The look (or sound) of a website.
Structure
The mandatory parts of a document plus the logical markup of the document’s content.
Markup
By marking up a document you give the document and its content structure and meaning. On the web, HTML and XHTML is used for markup.
Validation
Validation is the process of controlling that a document obeys the rules of the language used in the document. You can compare it to checking a text for spelling and grammatical errors.
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
An organization that develops specifications, guidelines, and tools for the Web.
Web standards
Web standards are technologies, established by the W3C and other standards bodies, that are used to create and interpret web-based content. These technologies are designed to future-proof documents published on the Web and to make those documents accessible to as many as possible.
XHTML (Extensible HyperText Markup Language)
HTML reformulated to follow the rules of XML.
XML (Extensible Markup Language)
A markup language that looks like HTML, but allows the author to describe data by defining suitable elements.

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