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Designing With Web Standards
Jeffrey Zeldman, Happy Cog Studios, USA

Session: Opening Plenary

There was a time not that long ago when many drivers thought nothing of tossing empty bottles out the windows of their cars. Years later, these same citizens came to realize that littering was not an acceptable way to dispose of their trash. The web design community is now undergoing a similar shift in attitude. Web standards are key to this transformation.

What are web standards? What problems do they solve? How are they transforming the landscape of web design and development? Jeffrey Zeldman, web designer, author, and cofounder of The Web Standards Project, will discuss the struggle to achieve support for semantic markup and CSS layout and describe the benefits modern, standards-based best practices bring to site creators and users.