The web has long since moved out of the IT and design departments and become a pervasive communications medium. As a result, top-notch minds from other disciplines have begun to help make it more robust, vibrant and just plain useful than before.
Dr. Evola has one of these minds. He’s applying it to the web in part by teaching a course on web standards at the College of Letters and Philosophy at the University of Palermo, Italy. Dr. Evola’s linguistics background gives him a fresh perspective on web standards:
The first lessons deal with the “need” for XHTML and CSS, moving towards a more advanced knowledge of CSS1 and CSS2, keeping in mind that standards means nothing less than “speaking correctly” with our target.
Read the rest of the WaSP Education Task Force’s excellent interview for more from a linguist turned standardista.
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