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Opera Web Standards Curriculum

By Rob Dickerson | July 8th, 2008 | Filed in CSS, Curriculum, Education, HTML/XHTML, Outreach, Web Standards (general)

Chris Mills of Opera Software ASA announced today the release of the Opera Web Standards Curriculum. The initial 23 of 50 proposed articles are published and available.

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The curriculum is intended to provide a comprehensive set of tutorials designed to raise the level of education and Web Standards awareness. The curriculum has been released under a Creative Commons license and is free to use and share.

Chris states:

We think it will be useful to anyone who wants to learn or teach client-side web design/development “the right way”, including students and teachers at schools or universities, trainers and employees inside companies, etc. It already has support from several universities and large companies, including Yahoo!

Translations and packaging of the curriculum as PDFs is on the to-do list.

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#1 On July 8th, 2008 9:25 am Damjan Mozetič replied:

This seems to be a good jump-start for beginners and maybe intermediate students if you don’t know where to bite first – or next, that is.

#2 On July 8th, 2008 10:10 am Pedro Fernandez replied:

Amazing source of useful information. Waiting for the spanish translation, if you guys need any help with that just let me know. I speak both english and spanish (primary) languages.

Good news! Peace

#3 On July 8th, 2008 12:40 pm Hannah J replied:

This is awesome! I run a small web team and not a single new recruit has ever had any training in proper development methodologies, despite the fact that we only hire people with so-called qualifications in web design.

I’ll start to use this in my on-the-job training.

#4 On July 10th, 2008 9:16 am Dominic Shiells replied:

It would be nice to get Håkon Wium Lie to do some of the Sylabus as he is the CTO of that company!
maybe for the CSS section

#5 On July 10th, 2008 9:55 pm Zac Gordon replied:

Great to see this is being developed and worked on by Opera. I just started to go through it. It would be nice, as Dominic, says to add some css to it, but if the goal was simply web standards, it seems to tackle those issues pretty well.

#6 On July 11th, 2008 5:14 am WaSP Member blawson replied:

(with my Opera employee hat on) The first tranche of articles is largely focussed on markup, and we have another 27 or so in the editing process. Many of those cover CSS. None of them are written by Håkon—but then, what does he know about CSS anyway? ;-)

#7 On September 12th, 2008 1:28 pm AlexeyGfi replied:

I note that the Opera-team and Yahoo-team assembled cool materials. They can be safely produce training materials for educational institutions. Personally, I learned quite a lot, with such nuances, which allows earlier passing attention. Recently, I got 2 Labour stepped in knowledge: The Web Standards Curriculum and Designing With Web Standards by Zeldman.

Guys, Let’s Continue!

Regards, Alexey

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