Dan Cederholm’s Web Standards Solutions book has been well reviewed and in hot demand. I ordered it in September after the web Evolt Conference he presented at and just received it now. “Web Standards, created and enforced by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), make sure that web designers and browser manufacturers use the same technology syntax. Web Standards ensure the net stays neat, preventing the chaos that would emerge with inconsistent code. These standards also increase content compatibility among varying viewing devices, from screen readers for people with vision impairments, to cell phones, PDAs and more” (Amazon). Ryerson.ca’s current design is in HTML 4 with some embeded MS Explorer tags. Web standards save time and money in design development.
evolt.org is a worldwide community of web developers. This year’s event was held in Canada at UofT. At TOevolt web professionals came together from abroad and down the way to talk about pressing issues in web design, information architecture, accessibility, internationalization, and standards. Presentations and discussions were made by inspiring leaders such as Joe Clark, Dan Cederholm, Javier Velasco and Adrian Roselli.
- Information Architecture as Communication – Javier Velasco (690K PDF)
- Bulletproof Design – Dan Cederholm
- Localization and Internationalization: Going Global. – Adrian Roselli
- WCAG 2: All the sugar and twice the caffeine – Joe Clark