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    Wednesday, April 14, 2004

    191 words on web standards

    Back in early December, I finished reading a wonderful book on the new generation of web design techniques, loosely labeled as web standards. Since then, I've pursued my interest in web standards by reading many more books and visiting countless websites. This exercise eventually culminated in the relaunch of this website which is, for the most part, standards-compliant. More and more valid and compliant sites are popping up all the time, including Basil's. This can only be a good thing because the use of web standards promotes semantic mark-up, the separation of style and structure, accessibility, browser compatibility, and that warm, cozy feeling you get after a terrific meal.

    Now that legions of web developers have adopted web standards, Digital-Web Magazine reports on the learning curve assocated with transitioning from traditional web design to standards-friendly mark-up. If you're thinking about diving in to this world of web development, Bobby van der Sluis's article is a very quick read to help propel you into the air.

    BONUS: If you're trying to persuade your boss to adopt web standards, arm yourself with MACCAWS' new white paper entitled The Way Forward with Web Standards.