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Η WASP ανακοινώνει το Διεθνές Γκρουπ Επικοινωνίας (ILG)

Το πάθος και η ελπίδα που είχα κατά τη διάρκεια που ήμουν στην ηγεσία τoυ Web Standards Project οδήγησαν στη δημιουργία ενός δικτύου με συναδέλφους στον κόσμο. Έτσι κι αλλιώς μιλάμε για τον Παγκόσμιο Ιστό, σωστά; Για μένα ήταν λογικό το γεγονός ότι για να προχωρήσουμε στην αποστολή μας έπρεπε ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 13th, 2007

Petition the UK government for accessibility

The newspapers are reporting that the UK government is worried because an online petition on the 10 Downing Street website has more than a million signatures protesting about transport policy. Which reminded me that there's a petition on that site set up by Ian Fenn after the fiasco of the ...

By Bruce Lawson | February 13th, 2007

WaSP 宣布成立国际联络组(ILG)

在担任 Web Standards Project 组长的几年里,我总是有一股热情与期望,希望创建一个全球性的人际网络。毕竟这才是万维网,对吧?为了强化我们的使命,我认为保持包容的心态才是一个正确的选择,而不是排外的心态。 为了实现这个目标,我考虑为 WaSP 构建一种新的团队。这个团队并非是任务制(Task Force)或者委员制(Committee),而应是一种致力于分享全球资源的工作组。它的职责是提供本土化的翻译、人际联络、信息交换甚至在条件允许的情况下,进行面对面的交流。跟其他团队一样,这个工作组由不同人士组成,用于联系各国的相关组织,为全世界的开发者和设计者提供充足的专业资源。 考虑到我即将卸任,我有些犹豫是否应该提出这个想法,害怕在没有解决掉老问题的情况下,又给 WaSP 带来新的挑战。草根和一些志愿者组织是很难去管理的,例如,显而易见的是带薪工作和家庭对个人来说,它的优先级一定高于志愿者工作。但是,我仍然提出了这个想法,现在,我很高兴当时我做出了这个决定。 在我提出这个建议后,工作组开始逐渐壮大并呈现出民主的自我组织的形态。现在, ILG 正式由两位了不起的女士所带领—— Stephanie Troeth 和 Glenda Sims,她们对专业化的贡献和在此行业的表现都十分出众。工作组聚集了全世界不同地区的杰出人士,我们的使命与愿景正在伴随着我们的热情与感恩的心而不断向前。 因此,今天我怀着无比喜悦的心情荣幸的向大家介绍 Web Standards Project 国际联络组 (ILG)。 此致敬礼, Molly Molly E. Holzschlag Web Standards Project (WaSP) 前任领导人 — Shen Liu

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 8th, 2007

WaSP 국제 협력 그룹(International Liaison Group) 개설 공지

웹 표준화 프로젝트(Web Standards Project)에 참여하고 모임 리더를 맡은 몇 년동안 제가 가지고 있는 열정과 희망을 통해 전 세계에 많은 동료들을 만나고 네트웍을 만들 수 있었습니다. 이게 바로 월드 와이드 웹의 세계 인것이죠. 우리의 비전을 제대로 달성하려면 역시 폐쇄적인 것 보다는 포괄적인 접근이 필수적이라는 생각을 가졌습니다. 그 결과 저는 WaSP에 새로운 ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 8th, 2007

Talking with Microsoft about IE.next

I was in Redmond on Friday to meet with a few folks on the Internet Explorer team to discuss improvements we (as in the WaSP DOM Scripting and Microsoft task forces, and the JS Ninjas) wanted to see in IE.next.

By Aaron Gustafson | February 4th, 2007

WaSP Announces the International Liaison Group (ILG)

A passion and hope I had during my years as Group Lead for the Web Standards Project was to reach out and create a network with peers around the globe. After all, this is the World Wide Web, right? It made sense to me that in order to advance our ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

国際リエゾングループ(ILG: International Liaison Group)設置のお知らせ

Web Standards Projectでグループ・リードを務めた数年のあいだ、私の抱いていた情熱や希望は、世界中の仲間たちと交わり、ネットワークをつくることに向けられていました。実際、あなたの目にしているものはワールドワイドなWebですよね?貴族主義的よりも包括的であることは、私たちのミッションを進めるうえでより自然な選択であり、私にとって理に叶っていました。 その結果として、私はWaSPに新しい種類のグループをつくることを考え始めました。そのグループは、タスクフォースでも委員会でもなく、リソースをグローバルに共有することに専念するためのワーキンググループです。そのビジョンは個々の地域向けに翻訳やネットワーク、情報交換、可能であれば場所を問わず直に会って話す機会を提供すること。同グループは他と同様、さまざまな国にある組織間で連携し、世界中のWebデザイナーや開発者らにより参考になる専門的なリソースを提供する個人から構成されます。 程なく私に転機が訪れることになり、そのアイディアを推し進めるのを少しばかりためらいました。私がWaSPで長きにわたり直面してきた古くからの課題に、新たなアイディアを付け加えてそのままにしてしまうことを恐れたのです。草の根的で、ボランティアから成る組織というのは、それぞれがお金を稼ぐための仕事や家族といった事柄が活動の時間に優先しなければならないことから、運営が非常に難しいものです。しかし私はとにかく提案をしましたし、そのことをとても嬉しく思っています。 私が提案した後、グループは成長し始めたばかりでなく、民主的に自ら組織化し始めました。今やILGは形式上、私たちの業界におけるプロフェッショナリズムと長所に対する個人的貢献に傑出した、二人の素晴らしく献身的な女性、Stephanie TroethとGlenda Simsが率いています。包括的なビジョンは、世界中からの驚くほどに多様で才能に富んだ人々と共に、情熱と魅力を備え前進しています。 そういうわけで、今日Web Standards Projectの国際リエゾングループ(International Liaison Group)を皆さんにご紹介できることを誇りに思い、また喜びとします。 愛を込めて。 Molly Molly E. Holzschlag Web Standards Project (WaSP) 前グループ・リード — Kazuhito Kidachi

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP kündigt die International Liaison Group (ILG) an

Während meiner Zeit als Vorsitzende des Web Standards Projects hatte ich die Leidenschaft und Hoffnung, Menschen zu erreichen und ein Netzwerk von Gleichgesinnten in der ganzen Welt zu schaffen. Schließlich ist dies das World Wide Web, oder? Für mich war klar, dass, um unsere Mission voranzutreiben es die natürlichste Entscheidung ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP 公佈跨國際聯絡團隊 (ILG)

我擔任Web Standards Project團隊領導人的這幾年間,總是心懷熱情與希望,想結交全球的同儕,並且建立彼此間的人際網路。畢竟這可是全球資訊網,對吧?為了推展我們的使命,選擇抱持兼容並蓄的態度,而非排外的心理,我認為是必然的。 因此,我開始幫WaSP構思一種新型態的團隊。這個團隊並非是專責小組(Task Force)或委員會(committee),而是一個專注於全球資源共享的工作小組。這個團隊的願景是提供本地化的翻譯文件、人際網路、情報交換,甚至在可能的情況,進行面對面的聚會。如同其它團隊,該團隊由許多人士組成,連結各個國家與組織,為全球的網頁開發者與設計師提供強而有力的專業資源。 明知自己即將做出卸任的決定,我對提出這個想法有所遲疑,擔心自己不但留下長年面對的WaSP的挑戰,還提出了著新的課題。草根發起、志願參與的組織是非常難以經營的。顯而易見地,對於組織裡的成員來說,有領薪的工作以及家庭的活動,其優先程度必然是高於志願工作。不過我在當時仍然提出了這個想法,而我現在為此決定感到十分開心。 在我提出建議後,這個團隊不但開始成長,並且民主地自我組織。現在ILG正式由Stephanie Troeth與Glenda Sims兩位女性帶領。在我們這一行,她們個別的才華、以及在專業技術上的貢獻,都是十分出眾的。這個團隊集結世界各地眾多類型的傑出人士,以兼容並蓄的遠見,心懷熱情地向前邁進。 我今天十分榮幸地,以誠摯的心情向各位介紹Web Standards Project International Liaison Group(跨國際聯絡團隊)。 情永不移。 Molly Molly E. Holzschlag Web Standards Project (WaSP) 前任團隊領導人 — Liang-Bin Hsueh

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP kynnir International Liaison Group (ILG)

Á þeim árum sem ég var hópstjóri hjá „Web Standards Project“ hafði ég mikinn metnað fyrir því að breiða út boðskapinn og koma á tengslum við kollega okkar um heim allan. Þetta er jú Veraldarvefurinn, ekki satt? Mér þótti því rökrétt að álykta að það væri verkefni okkar til framdráttar ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

Inaanunsyo ng WaSP ang International Liaison Group (ILG)

Isang hangarin at pag-asa ko sa panahon ng pagiging pinuno ng Web Standards Project ay ang makaabot sa iba at makagawa ng samahan sa buong daigdig. Kung tutuusin, ito ang World Wide Web, tama? Nagbunga sa aking isipan na upang maisulong ang ating misyon, ang pagiging inklusibo at hindi eksklusibo ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

Il WaSP Annuncia l’International Liaison Group (ILG): il Gruppo di Cooperazione Internazionale

Durante gli anni in cui ho guidato il gruppo del Web Standards Project avevo una passione e una speranza: creare una rete mondiale di persone affini tra loro. In fin dei conti si tratta del World Wide Web, no? Secondo me, portare avanti la nostra missione essendo “inclusivi” piuttosto che ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP ogłasza powstanie International Liasion Group (ILG)

Moją nadzieją i pasją, podczas lat pracy jako liderki grupy dla Web Standards Project, było dotrzeć do ludzi z całego świata i stworzyć sieć kontaktów z podobnymi nam osobami. To w końcu przecież World Wide Web, czyż nie? Wydawało się, że aby poczynić dalsze postępy w naszej misji decyzja o ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP anuncia el “International Liaison Group” (ILG)

Durante mis años como Líder del Web Standards Project tuve la apasionada esperanza de crear una red con mis compañeros a lo largo del mundo. Después de todo, esta es la World Wide Web, ¿no? Pensé que, para continuar con nuestra misión, ser inclusivos en lugar de exclusivos era la ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP oznamuje Mezinárodní kontaktní skupinu ILG (International Liaison Group)

Zaujetí a naděje, se kterou jsem několik let vedla Web Standards Project, vyústila k vytvoření sítě kolegů po celé zeměkouli. Nakonec, vždyť je to celosvětová pavučina. Bylo zřejmé, že za účelem rozšíření naší mise bylo přirozenější volbou být spíše otevření než rezervovaní. Proto jsem začala přemýšlet o nové skupině WaSP. Tento ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

WaSP presenterar sin internationella sambandsgrupp – ILG

En förhoppning som jag brann för under mina år som gruppledare för Web Standards Project var att nå ut och skapa ett nätverk av samarbetspartners världen runt. Det gäller trots allt World Wide Web, eller hur? Att vara inkluderande snarare än exkluderande kändes som ett naturligt val för att föra ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

Le WaSP présente l’International Liaison Group (ILG)

Durant mes années en tant que chef de file du Web Standard Project, j’ai nourri l’espoir de mettre au point et de formaliser un réseau de pairs provenant de l’ensemble du globe. Après tout, il s’agit bien du World Wide Web, n’est-ce pas ? Il était clair pour moi que ...

By Molly E. Holzschlag | February 1st, 2007

Reducing the pain of adopting a JavaScript library

Why is it so difficult to adopt a new JavaScript library? Chris Heilmann offers library developers a path for improvement.

By Mike Davies | December 12th, 2006

You can improve IE.next

If you’ve ever wanted the opportunity to tell Microsoft what they should do with IE next, now is the time.

By Aaron Gustafson | November 4th, 2006

Microsoft predicts swift adoption of IE7

Earlier this week, Chris Wilson of the IE team revealed some numbers he feels point to a swifter adoption of IE7 than previously thought.

By Aaron Gustafson | October 28th, 2006

Video Presentation: Douglas Crockford on the “Theory of the DOM”

Douglas Crockford, discoverer of JSON and JavaScript evangelist/veteran has given a training on the theory of the DOM lately and the videos are available on the web. The course takes you through the theory of the DOM, how browsers implement it and what the problems with the DOM and the ...

By Christian Heilmann | October 18th, 2006

Advocacy in Education

Hailing from Sweden, Lars Gunther, (relatively unknown to the Web guru world), takes on a sizable challenge and project to educate and advocate Web standards and curriculum change in his country’s educational system.

By Rob Dickerson | September 26th, 2006

Event Handling versus Event Delegation

It is not new, but it still is rather clever: In order to avoid having to add event handlers to each and every element you want to monitor, you can use one single handler on a parent element and let browser event bubbling do the rest of the work for ...

By Christian Heilmann | September 24th, 2006

IE7 JavaScript Improvements

The IEBlog recently reported some improvements in IE7’s JavaScript engine.

By Dean Edwards | September 21st, 2006

Detecting when good fonts change size

Designing for the web is challenging enough, but when you need to take into account scaling font-sizes, it can quickly become a nightmare. The common wisdom is to design your pages to accomodate fonts two sizes up and two sizes down from the default, but with this new script from two clever Yahoo! blokes, your can get way more clever.

By Aaron Gustafson | September 12th, 2006

Accessibility Webcast on Plone

Many developers in the education field are moving to open source content management software solutions for a variety of reasons, including: better standards/accessibility support, and a growing community and network of resources and help. The National Center on Disability & Access to Education recently hosted a webcast case study of one such solution, Plone.

By Holly Marie Koltz | September 2nd, 2006

Back to School, Back to Reality

As a student of Interactive Media Design at the Art Institute of Dallas, Texas, Blake Elshire learned CSS as part of his course, then discovered that not all students were quite as charmed by the technology as he was. He shares his thoughts and insights with WaSP EduTF.

By Rob Dickerson | August 28th, 2006

Calling all Assistive Technology vendors

WaSP issues an open invitation to work with Assistive Technology vendors to help ensure greater support for standards-based web development techniques in software that enables access for millions of people worldwide.

By Derek Featherstone | August 25th, 2006

IE7: The List is In

A comprehensive list of bug fixes, implementations and developer/designer resources for IE7 has been published by Markus Mielke of Microsoft (and also a member of the W3C CSS Working Group) on the IEBlog today.

By Molly E. Holzschlag | August 22nd, 2006

New book: Web Accessibility – Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance

Those who remember the (now defunct) seminal Glasshaus book Accessible Web Sites may be interested to know that friends of ED have just released a completely reworked and expanded successor: Web Accessibility - Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance.After an overview of the accessibility law and guidelines, and a discussion about ...

By Patrick Lauke | August 20th, 2006

Acid2 and Opera 9 Clarifications: Yes, Opera 9 Passes the Test

There’s been a bit of confusion over the Acid2 test and Opera 9 results. Ian Hickson has provided WaSP with the following clarifications about the Acid2 test and how things should behave. Hopefully, this insight will serve to clarify why some people are reporting issues in Opera 9 compliance.

By Molly E. Holzschlag | July 20th, 2006

The Web Standards Project is a grassroots coalition fighting for standards which ensure simple, affordable access to web technologies for all.

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Our Work Here is Done

By Aaron Gustafson | March 1st, 2013

Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality.

When The Web Standards Project (WaSP) formed in 1998, the web was the battleground in an ever-escalating war between two browser makers—Netscape and Microsoft—who were each taking turns “advancing” HTML to the point of collapse. You see, in an effort to one-up each other, the two browsers introduced new elements and new ways of manipulating web documents; this escalated to the point where their respective 4.0 versions were largely incompatible.

Realizing that this fragmentation would inevitably drive up the cost of building websites and ran the risk of denying users access to content and services they needed, Glenn Davis, George Olsen, and Jeffrey Zeldman co-founded WaSP and rallied an amazing group of web designers and developers to help them push back. The WaSP’s primary goal was getting browser makers to support the standards set forth by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

In 2001, with the browser wars largely over, WaSP began to shift its focus. While some members continued to work with browser vendors on improving their standards support, others began working closely with software makers like Macromedia to improve the quality of code being authored in tools such as Dreamweaver. And others began the hard slog of educating web designers and developers about the importance of using web standards, culminating in the creation of WaSP InterAct, a web curriculum framework which is now overseen by the W3C.

Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality. While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. And so it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project.

Many (if not all) of us are continuing to work in the world of web standards, but our work is now largely outside the umbrella of WaSP. If you are interested in continuing to work on web standards-related projects along with us, we humbly suggest you follow these projects:

  • A List Apart – The magazine “for people who make websites” is run by WaSP founder Jeffrey Zeldman and is a consistent source of forward-thinking articles and tutorials.
  • HTML5 Doctor – A solid resource and discussion forum on all things HTML5, brought to you by Bruce Lawson and his team.
  • W3C Community Groups – If you have a passion for a specific web technology, you can help make it better by participating in one (or more) community groups. In particular, you might be interested in one of these: Core Mobile Web Platform, Responsive Images, Web Education, and Web Media Text Tracks.
  • WebPlatform.org – A fantastic web standards resource, providing up-to-date documentation, Q&As, tutorials & more. Chris Mills, Doug Schepers, and a number of other standards advocates are involved in this project.
  • Web Standards Sherpa – An educational resource founded by WaSP which continues to operate under the leadership of Chris Casciano, Virginia DeBolt, Aaron Gustafson, and Emily Lewis.
  • Web Standards + Small Business – An outreach project started by WaSP that educates small businesses about why they should care about web standards. This project is overseen by Aaron Gustafson.

The job’s not over, but instead of being the work of a small activist group, it’s a job for tens of thousands of developers who care about ensuring that the web remains a free, open, interoperable, and accessible competitor to native apps and closed eco-systems. It’s your job now, and we look forward to working with you, and wish you much success.

Nota bene: In the near future, we will be making a permanent, static archive of webstandards.org and some of our other resources like WaSP Interact to preserve them as a resource and to provide a record of our 15-year mission to improve the web.

Bruce Lawson and Steph Troeth contributed to this post.

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