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Presentation given to the Web Association concerning the rise and importance of web standards to the future of the web. Touches on microformats and Firefox 3

Presentation given to the Web Association concerning the rise and importance of web standards to the future of the web. Touches on microformats and Firefox 3

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WA Web Standards 2007-01-30 WA Web Standards 2007-01-30 Presentation Transcript

  • State of the Web: A Look Ahead Web Standards The Web Association January 30 th , 2007 www.webassociation.org Presenter: David Mead Director of Production Optiem, LLC.
  • Standards
    • a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated
    • puts us all on the same page
    • everyone/everything works together
  • Web Standards
    • everyone/everything works together
  • The Old Standards
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • XHTML
  • The Old Standards
    • The downside of using standards
    • Browsers
      • Propriety code
      • Patchy support
      • Wrong implementation
  • The Old Standards
    • The upside of using standards
    • Easier to code & maintain
    • Semantically rich content
    • Light weight files
    • Improves browser/device display
    • Decreases accessibility errors
      • Section 508
      • WAI
  • The Old Standards
    • The upside of using standards
    • Browsers
  • The New Standards
      • microformats
      • “Designed for humans first and machines second”
  • The New Standards
    • hCard
    • hCalendar
    • VoteLinks, hReview
    • XFN
    • rel-tag
    • social networks / search / e-commerce / desktop applications
  • The New Standards
    • Who’s using these?
    • YOU ARE
  • The Future
    • We need microformats and to get people to agree on them. It is going to bootstrap exchanging data on the Web…
    • … we need them for things like contact cards, events, directions…
    • Bill Gates @ Mix06, talking with Tim O’Reilly
    • Firefox 3 to incorporate microformat detection natively?
    • Browsers as information brokers?
  • The Future
    • http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/mozilla_does_microformats_firefox3.php