Jeffrey Zeldman and A List Apart have long been advocating for Web standards – the use of CSS and XHTML in Web design. As Netscape 4.x and other browsers not supporting the W3C standards die out, we can justify skipping the old-school HTML methods. From a usability perspective, there are a number of advantages:
- We can build sites that download faster
- We can comply with accessibility laws and guidelines, without sacrificing beauty, performance, or sophistication.
- We can support wireless gadgets, Web-enabled cell phones, PalmPilots, screen readers, and other nontraditional devices.
- We can deliver sophisticated printed versions of any page without creating separate printer-friendly page.
- An interview with Jeffrey Zeldman about the new era of Web design
- The online magazine A List Apart
- The Web Standards Project
- August 13, 2002
See also: Web standards (2)