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With the advent of html5, css3, Microformats and wai-aria we now have the ability to design our web applications with a semantic richness that can help bridge the gap between human and computer readability and make the web a more accessible place.
Unfortunately, despite the advancements of the web standards movement, many of us largely ignore or misunderstand front-end technologies.
Can we take pride in being called “craftsmen” if we continue to hastily construct the most public facing ends of our software, with code viewable by anyone!?
As craftsmen, we owe our namesakes to our willingness to go beyond the status quo. Our applications should be designed and built in such a way that they are usable, accessible, and responsive—front-end and back, for as many people/devices as possible.
As a User Experience craftsman, I view s.c.n.a. as an opportunity to help my developer colleagues better understand html5, css3 and basic client-side design principles in the spirit of working together toward a more meaningful web.