[Accessibleweb] "The Way Forward with Web Standards"

Harry Love hlove at u.washington.edu
Tue Apr 6 10:56:31 PDT 2004

"The Way Forward with Web Standards"
[via InfoDesign: http://www.informationdesign.org/]

Comprehensive, non-technical, one-page case for using Web standards,
including myths, benefits, and how to begin implementing.

"Even though Web standards are being embraced by many Web authors, some
businesses are reluctant to invest in standards-based Web sites without
concrete reasons to do so. To help Web authors interested in advocating
Web standards, this article assembles arguments and information about
Web standards into one document and explains Web standards in terms of
how they affect business. After outlining what Web standards are and how
they are used, the article clearly demonstrates that adopting Web
standards can improve many aspects of a Web site, such as: the amount of
bandwidth used, load times, providing a foundation for accessibility,
device independence and quality assurance processes. The article refutes
several negative myths about Web standards and describes strategies for
embracing standards. This article will lay the foundation for further
research by MACCAWS into the nature of the business benefits Web standards."


Education Technology Specialist
Health Sciences Libraries
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-7155

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