Faruk Ateş is a web standards specialist at Apple, based in Silicon Valley, where he works on the continuous improvement of both web pages and the processes to create them. Having experience with both front- and back-end development as well as design and management, Faruk aims to improve the overall quality of websites by introducing better principles and techniques to all people involved in web productions and education.
In his spare time, Faruk enjoys music, photography, role playing games and anime. He is fascinated by Japan, technology and movies and hopes to finish his first screenplay before he turns 30.
Faruk lives life by the philosophies of Kaizen, a Japanese principle which can be translated as “continuous improvement.” The Kaizen approach originates from Japanese manufacturers, its goals including the elimination of waste, standardized work, Just in Time delivery and more.
Faruk applies the Kaizen principles to the Web by promoting modern approaches and methodologies, such as those found in the Web 2.0 principles as outlined by Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty in What is Web 2.0. It all starts, however, by using the right tools for the right jobs: XHTML, CSS, unobtrusive DOM scripting and XML.
The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.