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Business Week: Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards

By Andy Clarke | August 7th, 2007 | Filed in General, Web Standards (general)

This week, Business Week has published a Special Report on WASP co-founder Jeffrey Zeldman.

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As a pioneer of standards-based design, he helped put an end to the browser wars and made Web sites available to all.

This week Business Week published a Special Report on Jeffrey Zeldman. It’s wonderful to see mention of standards and best practice reaching a wider business audience, although I do wonder about how true author Jessie Scanlon’s comment that today, most sites are standards-compliant is.

It’s hard to remember what the Web was like in 1995, when Jeffrey Zeldman designed his first site. But suffice it to say that in those days WWW might as well have stood for the Wild West Web—there were no rules and no best practices.

Personally I think that the work of evangelising and educating about standards, accessibility and best practice will continue for a good, long while to come.

Jeffrey Zeldman: King of Web Standards.

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#1 On August 7th, 2007 7:26 pm