Web Directions and Extreme Standards in Australia
I absolutely cannot believe how fast time is zipping by! I must have had my head everywhere but in iCal lately, because lo and behold I realize I’m just about a month away from visiting Sydney for Web Directions.
Visiting Sydney and making a slew of new friends at Web Essentials last year was a highlight of world travel, professional pride and personal fun for me. I’d never been that far South, and I think two things especially made me fall in love with Sydney: How unexpectedly colorful it is, and how warm the people I met while there were. In fact, I see a few of your names on the speaker roster this year! (Ben, Gian, Donna, Kevin, I’m lookin’ at you . . . )
This year, I’m going back with Andy Clarke in tow, who has never crossed the international date line. Our dear Malarkey has apparently already started his ’round the world trip, fearing any time spent without his MacBookPro would cause the world to start unravelling at its seams. You can see here the beard he’s grown during his recent seafaring days.
On Tuesday, September 26, we’ll be in Sydney presenting Extreme Standards, a full day workshop that we’ve taken a new approach with we’re absolutely certain is going to be a heck of a lot of fun as well as profoundly informative.
Read the rest of this great story at Molly.com by clciking on the headline link.
After working on your project you will want to make sure it is standards compliant the best place to do this is here http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/ .The W3C CSS Validation Service; a free service that checks Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) in (X)HTML documents or standalone for conformance to W3C recommendations.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a simple mechanism for adding style (e.g. fonts, colors, spacing) to Web documents. Tutorials, books, mailing lists for website users. The W3C http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/ has a great tutorial on CSS and is a first must stop for anyone interested in learning more about CSS.Make sure to have a teacher there who is familiar with CSS to help guide you thru some of the questions you might have come up.We all have to start somewhere and if you are learning CSS this is the place to begin.
Crying Foul on Accessibility Claims
Or how not to waste tax-payers’ money on inaccessible sites or make grand claims on accessibility that you cannot fully back up.
By Ian Lloyd
This has an interesting list of ten things to do and a piece on trustworthy trustmarks make sure ot click thur and check out the web standards post on this great subject.
Semantic Web ready for mainstream use
Speaking at the World Wide Web 2006 conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday, Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web, said it is now time for Web developers and content producers to start using semantic languages in addition to HTML.
A panel discussion titled “The next wave of the Web” kicked off the second day of the conference and marked the start of the technical conference content. Nigel Shadbolt, professor of computer science at the University of Southampton, told the conference attendees that what has been achieved with the Web so far is astounding by itself.