You may have noticed that the InterACT curriculum team recently released its first book: InterACT With Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design. It is the first book released by WaSP, and it directly ties into the work that the Education Task Force and other contributors have put into the courses in the InterACT curriculum.Skip to comment form
InterACT with Web Standards isn’t a paper copy (or ebook copy) of the online curriculum in textbook format but rather it takes the same motivations and wisdom that goes into the online material and creates a new tool for those trying to learn or teach the profession of building web sites in an educational setting or to the those learning in their own.
From my seat on the sidelines of the book project I found it to be one of those rare gem that provides insight from a variety of working professionals on the topics they know best — from content creation to markup to accessibility — all along the way teaching the fundamentals and craft that goes into building successful web sites. While the middle third of the book covers page building with HTML and CSS it is surrounded by discussion of topics from strategy to marketing to accessibility to something so many technical books leave off — how to use the web to keep learning about the web as it evolves.
That is the core of why I’m loving seeing the work the authors have done with this book and with the WaSP InterACT Curriculum. Education, be it in higher education settings, professional and business settings or those self educating, in our fast moving and always changing field has to cover these fundamentals and core principles as much as it is about current coding techniques or the current crop of browsers or devices. The authors, many of whom have been in the business for a decade or more, have built up knowledge of these fundamentals and work hard to pass them onto the reader.
Information about InterAct with Web Standards and its authors is available on the book’s companion website. It is worth noting that 25% of author proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the Open Web Education Alliance.
This Friday, June 11, many of the authors are participating in an online book launch event and conference. Though it is sold out, if you sign up for the waiting list you’ll be informed when tapings if the event are available.
Finally, you can read up on and support the curriculum initiatives at the WaSP InterACT Curriculum, support the Open Web Education Alliance win a grant with your vote on Drumbeat, or check out the Opera Web Standards Curriculum.
- #1 On June 10th, 2010 12:32 am Mihai Popescu replied:
Thanks for this, InterACT is a great help to interested students.And thanks for authors that will donate 25% of the sale for Open Web Education Alliance.
Keep on doing…
- #2 On June 11th, 2010 6:07 am تحميل برنامج replied:
yes , InterACT is a great help to interested students
- #3 On June 15th, 2010 4:03 pm Haitham Al-Ubaidi replied:
Always looking for advice on improving our web content and addressing accessibility issues. Will keep checking in.
- #4 On June 16th, 2010 4:17 pm Heinrich replied:
Thank you for the valuable information. This book will be very helpful to people like myself that is self taught and that needs guidance. This book is worth buying and knowing that a portion of the proceeds are donated to education makes it even more so.
- #5 On June 22nd, 2010 8:13 am Garry Webster replied:
I missed the June 11th conference, but i cant see where to sign up for the waiting list?
- #6 On June 24th, 2010 2:05 am Daniel Backer replied:
Chris – I think this article is very helpful, and the book has just been released “Interactive With Web Standards” at a special price of only 34.64 it is what i am looking for . Thanks again and wait for new books to be released.
- #7 On June 24th, 2010 10:12 am Heinrich replied:
It is very important for people to give back to the community when they are in a position to do so. InterAct is doing a great job of driving responsible use of the Web and this new book has a lot of value to add. The fact that this book covers a whole range of topics and that the authors have the relevant experience, makes this a must buy. Thank you for the information and the links to relevant pages.
- #8 On July 10th, 2010 2:57 pm Lisa replied:
InterACT ist a very great thing! It’s clean, goodlooking and very usefull. The book looks great, we’ve ordered some for testing a broader need at our campus. Thank you!
- #9 On July 27th, 2010 7:30 am Lucia replied:
Thanks for this new book, it is really great ! You did a great job by launching this book, which helps students. we expect other releases as good as this book.
- #10 On August 13th, 2010 1:51 am Remy Arnod replied:
Thanks for the great work InterAct. These book released are great help for students like us !
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