The Web Standards Project » Street Team Working together for standards Fri, 01 Mar 2013 18:30:30 +0000 en hourly 1 Street Team: Make Your Mark Sat, 08 Mar 2008 18:06:28 +0000 goodwitch Warning! This Book Could Be Hazardous to the Web!

How many outdated web design and development books are lurking in your local library, school or college, waiting to corrupt an innocent mind? Want to warn the unsuspecting of these hazardous materials while encouraging librarians to update their shelves? Join the WaSP Street Team by downloading and printing copies of these bookmarks (PDF 3.4MB). Then place these bookmarks in harmfully outdated books. We’d love to see the bookmarks in action and hear what you have been up to – upload your photos to Flickr and add them to the WaSP Street Team Bookmarks group, tag any photos or blog posts with waspstreetteam.

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, will be to track down and identify dangerously outdated web resources and expose them as the misleading charlatans they truly are.

Common Crimes Against the Web:

  • Using table layout (rather than CSS layout)
  • Abusing (X)HTML markup (rather than using semantic markup)
  • Building inaccessible sites (rather than insuring that all content and functionality are available to people with disabilities)
  • Creating pages that only work in non-standards compliant browsers (rather than coding to web standards then hacking back for deviant browsers)

Caution: As much as these books need to be removed from public circulation and replaced with good books, you should never attempt to harm or destroy outdated books. Please treat these inaccurate tomes as ancient museum relics. Remember, that in addition to providing free access to knowledge, libraries are charged with maintaining history. All we are trying to accomplish here is to move these relics over to the outdated archives, you know, next to the “world is flat” and “pluto is a planet” sections. So, what are you waiting for? Go make your mark! Leave a comment on the Street Team website

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WaSP needs you Mon, 12 Mar 2007 22:30:14 +0000 randrew At the WaSP Annual Meeting at SXSW today, the Web Standards Project announced the WaSP Street Team. Based around the concept of a record company Street Team, the aim is to give you ways to get involved with web standards evangelism in your local area and in the places you work or spend time online.

To find out more check out the Street Team website and sign up to the announcements list to keep up to date.

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