Jeffrey has written two books, notably the foundational web standards text, Designing With Web Standards, currently in a 3rd Edition coauthored with Ethan . Designing With Web Standards has ratings and 80 reviews. Craig said: Forward-compatibility. Reduced site maintenance. Increased extensibility. More. Designing With Web Standards, 3rd Edition by Jeffrey Zeldman. “A web designer Dan Cederholm, author, Bulletproof Web Design and Handcrafted CSS.

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I had built some websites and really struggled with how to make it work in multiple browsers. The science fiction of my childhood come true! Part 2 and 3 of the book go into great detail about implem Zeldman, one of the founders of the Web Standards Project, writes an intelligent and convincing argument for the use of web standards recommending a variety of combinations from XHTML, XML to CSS for different types of website purposes and cases.

There are a lot of people who know better and want to do a desihning job but their boss won’t let them.

This book is a must read if you learned HTML several years ago or if you’re just learning it. With A List Apartwe work with illustrators. In web design, we take our best shot at what we think it going to desgining for the user.

When they became a streaming service, they were like, “People are really watching these old TV shows and all of this content we didn’t create. My daughter got home zelfman late and she was like, “I haven’t seen you, dad. Jump to main content.

Once this book came out I had an argument with employers and clients as to why things had to be done differently because it was finally a discussion of web standards to a much larger audience.


I’ll take it because They expect the viewer to be smarter and paying even more attention. They know as much as Google, in and of itself would know, if Google didn’t also have Google Wallet and know everything that I bought at Amazon, and everything else. It’s kind of amazing. The first phase, from towas really that. I think you should do all of that, if you’re going to be a web designer.

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DuckDuckGo preserves my anonymity. For episode of The Web Aheadwe have Jeffrey Zeldman, the Godfather of Web Standards or Web Design, depending on who you askto talk about the past, present and future of making things for the web. The book carefully points out flaws in the current model of design and coding, and quickly explains the benefits of creating sites that are forward compatible and pay attention to accessibility.

Spiraling Costs Diminishing Returns. The Trouble with Pixels. Which I don’t think of as something that you slavishly copy.

Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman

I should do this. They burn gasoline to create electricity, to create radio towers. Lists with This Book. I designed the site and helped write the copy. Research and data, as scary as it is when misused, can be used to bring back the errant boss. They do let you customize it enough that it feels personal. People have made variations on it, like content-first. As for actual web standards, this book is completely void of detail.

Tag soup pages also displayed or operated aeb in older browsers, and required multiple code forks such as JavaScript for Netscape Navigator and Sgandards for Internet Explorer that added to the cost and complexity of desugning. I enjoyed reading about the history of the various web technologies, the evolution of browsers, and the people and organizations who influenced them. Hitchcock would have loved it. What you just alluded to as an innovation — and I totally agree that it is — it wasn’t a filmmaking innovation.


A lot of the techniques that were used in the 90s were not good. There’s a tremendous computational power. Prior to the web woth movement, web page developers used invalid, incorrect HTML syntax such as “table layouts” and “spacer” GIF images to create web pages—an approach often referred to as ” tag soup “. If you are in the web design and development field today it might be easy to look at this book and say “well of course! It’s not necessarily that these things are bad all by themselves.

A lot of things clicked.

First Try at Second Pass. I just said that. We used to have a company called Bean that was really smart and really designinng of its time.

Too Little Too Late? As well, it has the least number of typos and other errors of any technical book I’ve read in years. It is very laborious and dumb. If Google didn’t know all of that about me, DuckDuckGo is every bit jedfrey equal, in terms of delivering web content that I’m searching for. Let’s figure out your information architecture instead. In addition, they very clearly explain why every web site doesn’t need to look the same in all browsers another old notion and cover how you can bring standarsd rich experience in newer browsers while also gracefully degrading on older browsers to a less-rich but fully-functional and attractive experience.

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