Over the past several years, Mozilla's collection of developer documentation
for its own web browsers has turned into a wiki-editable reference of web standards for developers working with all
browsers, hosting a comprehensive, no-nonsense reference of HTML
, the DOM
, and more
. If you find yourself turning to this reference frequently, dochub
will tell you exactly how many browsers will support that new standard. Still want to use that shiny new standard? Modernizr
will let you detect missing features, and load tiny bits of code
to make old browsers support the latest HTML5 hotness.
and HTML5 Weekly
, run by MetaFilter's own wackybrit
posted by schmod
on Dec 7, 2011 -
is a web content accessibility validation solution, it is designed to identify errors in design related to Section 508 standards and the WCAG
guidelines. The main purpose of this portal is to educate web site developers in the development Web Based content that is accessible to all. Cynthia runs more tests than Bobby
and is free. I think the site itself fails the accessiblity test, 'cause it doesn't have "WCAG
" in an <abbr> tag
, nonetheless it's a good tool. [via zeldman]
posted by riffola
on Mar 18, 2003 -
99.9% of Websites Are Obsolete
An excerpt from an upcoming book by Mr. Zeldman in which he continues to argue the practice of standards compliance - "Held up as a Holy Grail of professional development practice, backward compatibility sounds good in theory. But the cost is too high and the practice has always been based on a lie." I enjoy his writing but he seems to be repeating himself as usual. Still, it is a good argument: where do we focus our priorities for future development - pure standards compliant CSS models, backwards compatibility, or somewhere in between? I know this has been discussed before
but thought it postworthy due to the new book and all.
posted by poopy
on Sep 6, 2002 -
The Web Standards Project
is back, now in easy-to-swallow blog form. Stand up straight! Close that HTML tag! And wipe that silly browser off your hard drive, mister! And the other
posted by gazingus
on Jun 11, 2002 -
Take that, web-standards maniacs!
"After Windows XP is launched in October, users will be directed to download a plug-in from Microsoft's Web site (www.microsoft.com) to make Java-based programs work. Without this step, 'any Web page that contains Java applications will not run -- it will be a dead page'" Put that in your "this page viewable in v5.0 browsers or later" crackpipe and smoke it. (Shamelessly swiped from that Other Site...)
posted by jfuller
on Jul 18, 2001 -
to the the many concerns people have expressed over the WaSP's recent Browser Upgrade Campaign. Read it if you love the web.
posted by ericost
on Mar 7, 2001 -
Time to toss the 3.0 and 4.0s in the trash - and I'm not talking about GPA.
The biggest problem for Web developers right now is the prevalence of old browsers that don't fully support standards like HTML 4.0 and CSS 1 & 2. Now that we have at least 3 browsers that can handle most of these standards, why not encourage a move from the less standard browsers to ones that will allow us to more easily design sites. Write once view anywhere....Woo hoo!
posted by bkdelong
on Feb 16, 2001 -
How many of these non-standard prefixes does your
Just off the top of my head with the programs I have running right now, I can handle nap: aim: hotline:
and a few others, not counting all the ones built into my browser.
posted by anildash
on Sep 15, 2000 -
The Web Standards Project
blasts Microsoft's "arrogant" break with standards in IE 5.5/Windows Edition. Please read the press release
and, if you agree, post it to your favorite mailing lists and news groups. This must not stand.
posted by Zeldman
on Apr 10, 2000 -