8 Replies Latest reply on Sep 30, 2008 11:53 PM by jon@cmiwebstudio

    OT: Current Web Standards

    Level 7
      I've noticed a number of job advertisements that ask for people who are
      familiar with "current web standards."

      Although that sounds simple enough, I suddenly realized I don't know
      exactly what it means. Is there a website I can consult that lists web
      standards, whether "official" or generally recognized?

      Thanks.
        • 1. Re: Current Web Standards
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          www.W3C.org

          hava happy read.



          --Nancy O.
          Alt-Web Design & Publishing
          www.alt-web.com



          "David Blomstrom" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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          > I've noticed a number of job advertisements that ask for people who are
          > familiar with "current web standards."
          >
          > Although that sounds simple enough, I suddenly realized I don't know
          > exactly what it means. Is there a website I can consult that lists web
          > standards, whether "official" or generally recognized?
          >
          > Thanks.


          • 3. Re: Current Web Standards
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            The entire site?

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            "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
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            > www.W3C.org
            >
            > hava happy read.
            >
            >
            >
            > --Nancy O.
            > Alt-Web Design & Publishing
            > www.alt-web.com
            >
            >
            >
            > "David Blomstrom" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:gbs1fi$5ia$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >> I've noticed a number of job advertisements that ask for people who are
            >> familiar with "current web standards."
            >>
            >> Although that sounds simple enough, I suddenly realized I don't know
            >> exactly what it means. Is there a website I can consult that lists web
            >> standards, whether "official" or generally recognized?
            >>
            >> Thanks.
            >
            >

            • 4. Re: Current Web Standards
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              John Waller wrote:
              > As good a place to start as any
              > http://www.webstandards.org/learn/
              >
              > http://alistapart.com/topics/code/browsers/
              >

              Wow, great links. Thanks.

              I was tempted to just write, "I don't bother coding for IE any more,"
              but I didn't think they'd appreciate that. :)
              • 5. Re: Current Web Standards
                Level 7
                "Web Standards" covers a great deal of ground from CSS to mobile, x/html and
                xml to web accessibility. W3C.org is the source and AFIK the only site that
                covers it all. They also have some good tools (code validation checkers)
                and links to other valuable resources.

                If you want the Reader's Digest condensed version of what web standards
                means, go here.
                http://tinyurl.com/26f2bu


                --Nancy O.
                Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                www.alt-web.com



                "P@tty Ayers ~ACE" <signup1REMOVE@ayersvirtualREMOVE.com> wrote in message
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                > The entire site?
                >
                > --
                > Patty Ayers | www.WebDevBiz.com
                > Free Articles on the Business of Web Development
                > Web Design Contract, Estimate Request Form, Estimate Worksheet
                > --
                >
                > "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
                > news:gbs21d$685$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > > www.W3C.org
                > >
                > > hava happy read.
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > --Nancy O.
                > > Alt-Web Design & Publishing
                > > www.alt-web.com
                > >
                > >
                > >
                > > "David Blomstrom" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                > > news:gbs1fi$5ia$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > >> I've noticed a number of job advertisements that ask for people who are
                > >> familiar with "current web standards."
                > >>
                > >> Although that sounds simple enough, I suddenly realized I don't know
                > >> exactly what it means. Is there a website I can consult that lists web
                > >> standards, whether "official" or generally recognized?
                > >>
                > >> Thanks.
                > >
                > >
                >


                • 6. Re: Current Web Standards
                  Level 7
                  Nancy O wrote:
                  > "Web Standards" covers a great deal of ground from CSS to mobile, x/html and
                  > xml to web accessibility. W3C.org is the source and AFIK the only site that
                  > covers it all. They also have some good tools (code validation checkers)
                  > and links to other valuable resources.
                  >
                  > If you want the Reader's Digest condensed version of what web standards
                  > means, go here.
                  > http://tinyurl.com/26f2bu

                  That's another good link, thanks.

                  It's amazing - no matter how long I work with web design, I always have
                  to go back and review the basics. A couple weeks ago, it was a refresher
                  course on HTML and CSS.
                  • 7. Re: Current Web Standards
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                    "Nancy O" <nancyoshea1@NOSPAMatt.net> wrote in message
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                    > "Web Standards" covers a great deal of ground from CSS to mobile, x/html
                    > and
                    > xml to web accessibility.

                    I know.

                    >W3C.org is the source and AFIK the only site that
                    > covers it all.

                    Maybe so. It just didn't seem very helpful as a reply to the question.
                    There's a lot of ground between an entire huge web site and a "Reader's
                    Digest condensed version", such as the links John posted. :-)

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                    • 8. Re: OT: Current Web Standards
                      jon@cmiwebstudio Level 3
                      there really are no rules. It's all about your target audience.

                      In general terms, there are 2 places to start your checks. W3C validation is the first place to look to make sure your website is coded correctly. until consumers decide that there are other, and probably better, alternatives to internet explorer, it will continue to be the first place to look to make sure your website "looks" correct. With these 2 checks, you're about 90% in the clear, and a good start.

                      IE has had some unfortunately disappointing releases they at times seem to intentionally violate and/or set the tone for the direction of development. Hopefully they will move away from this with new version releases.