Working together for standards The Web Standards Project

One of the common hurdles in converting university and college sites to Web standards is due to a decentralized system of Web development within the organization.

Daniel Frommelt is the World Wide Web Coordinator for the University of Wisconsin–Platteville and has been instrumental in converting their Web site to XHTML. However, he is probably better known for having led a team of students to re-tool Slashdot with Web standards.

I suppose you could say that UW–Platteville was one of the early adopters of Web Standards. At the time we did not know about Web Standards, rather we were trying to solve simple accessibility issues. We began by adopting XHTML over HTML in 2001. The goal for the Web Development Office was to make code that was light, portable, and easy to maintain.

How did Daniel and his team achieve this? The WaSP Education Task Force interviews Daniel about his experience on Web standards in higher education, where he also lets us in on his advocacy directions and strategies.

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