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Molly Holzschlag - FOWD London 2009

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The Future of Web Standards: Is There One?

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Molly Holzschlag - FOWD London 2009

  1. 1. The Future of Web Standards <ul><li>or: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Lizard, Spock </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  2. 2. Rock <ul><li>Core principals of standards </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  3. 3. Core principles <ul><li>Everyone </li></ul><ul><li>Everywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Everything </li></ul><ul><li>Meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Useful </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul>
  4. 4. Paper <ul><li>Marking up the world </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  5. 5. Wither what we know? <ul><li>HTML 4.01 </li></ul><ul><li>XHTML 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>XHTML 1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>XHTML 2 </li></ul><ul><li>HTML 5 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Scissors <ul><li>Cut it out! </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  7. 7. Cut it out! <ul><li>IE6 </li></ul><ul><li>IE7 </li></ul><ul><li>IE8 Standards </li></ul><ul><li>IE8 Compat Mode </li></ul>
  8. 8. Versioning is antithetical to everything the core Web ideals express: backward compatibility; future growth
  9. 9. “ Standards are vital so that IT professionals can provide systems that last.” <ul><li>Sir Tim Berners-Lee </li></ul>
  10. 10. Get on with it, please <ul><li>Finish what we start </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  11. 11. Make more . . . <ul><li>SVG </li></ul><ul><li>SMIL </li></ul><ul><li>Microformats </li></ul><ul><li>RDFa </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards for <video> and <audio> </li></ul><ul><li>Better developer/designer tools </li></ul>
  12. 12. Spock <ul><li>Futureshock </li></ul>Thursday, April 30th, 2009 : Future of Web Design : London
  13. 13. The Open Web Platform Idealistic and yet, all within reach. Idealistic and yet, all within reach. <ul><li>Open standards for the document </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards for document presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards for document behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards for accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Open standards for universality </li></ul><ul><li>Open source and standards for media </li></ul><ul><li>Open source and standards for fonts </li></ul>
  14. 14. Open Web Stack microformats SVG Vector Graphics PNG/JPG/GIF… Raster Graphics ? [OGG?/ VMS?/Dirac?] Audio & Video SMIL Sycronise- ation Media DOM Document API JavaScript Scripting Behaviour CSS Style sheets Presentation XML XHTML/HTML Markup RDFa Semantics ARIA Accessibility Structure <canvas> Drawing API Open Web “Stack” courtesy david storey, chief web opener, Opera
  15. 15. Are you ready? <ul><li>HTML5 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSS3 - Go baby, go! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More on the way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous JavaScript </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You London! <ul><li>Photos: Faruk Ates, Lisa Herrod, Caz Mockett, Amit Karmakar, Jon Gibbins, Rachel Andrew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Semantics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CSS3 - Go baby, go! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great implementations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More on the way </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ubiquitous JavaScript </li></ul>

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