Blue Beanie Day

It’s Blue Beanie Day on the Web and we’ve all joined the fray by donning our indigo toques and updating our avatars. But what does it all mean? Advocacy without…

The Truth About DOCTYPE

There is a lot of commotion over the state of markup specifications these days. Many strong opinions have been voiced, and objected to vehemently. The debate has raged for years…

The Firestorm of 2022

Jeff Croft started a fire. A fire that needed to be set. I’ve watched luminaries within the Web community jump on and off the standards soapbox. There is so much…

IE8. Shot in the foot?

So it seems IE8 is petting the cat backwards already. Hakon Lie’s article bashes IE for its use of a broken page icon to denote standards compliant pages. This is…

Search Engines and Web Standards

During a session at SXSW on Web Standards and SEO (transcribed here), the conversation revolved around how search engines treat semantically correct, valid pages versus the spaghetti mess of code…