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W3C China Office opens in Beijing

W3C China Office opens in Beijing

BEIJING, May 4 (Xinhua) — The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has launched its China Office in Beijing for the purpose of inviting experts in China to join the international project of developing Web standards at W3C.

    The office is based at the School of Computer Science and Engineering of the Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, where an opening ceremony for the China Office was held on April 27-28.

    By opening its China Office in Beijing, W3C actively encourages the Chinese industrial and academic communities in the development of Web standards, W3C announced at its website.

    The W3C China Office is also expected to offer support to innovations of Chinese IT enterprises and internationalization of home-developed IT technologies, said Hu Jinpeng, vice-president ofthe Beijing Aeronautics and Astronautics University, who is also manager of the W3C China Office

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MSN launches standards-compliant redesign

MSN launches standards-compliant redesign

MSn launched a new homepage today that boasts a completely CSS-based layout, accessibility features, stripped-down markup that’s friendly to mobile devices, a theme switcher, and a total of only 2 validation errors. With this launch, MSN joins a host of other major commercial sites that have embraced web standards, including Yahoo, AOL, ABC News, Wired and ESPN, to name a few.

It is about time I was wondering what month they were going to get onboard I also wonder just how many of there sites are webstandards complaint I will have to do some research into there sites.

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Government Web Site Failure – Is It So Shocking?

Government Web Site Failure – Is It So Shocking?

Yesterday the BBC reported on a study released by Southampton University in the UK that found a 60% failure rate in UK government websites where standards compliance is concerned. Since that report on the BBC I’ve noticed a bit of commentary on it and received a few emails along the lines of “have you seen this?” from shocked individuals. The biggest shock for me is, frankly, that people are shocked and surprised at all.

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Yahoo! Developers: Setting a Standard for the New Professionalism

Yahoo! Developers: Setting a Standard for the New Professionalism

In an article published Monday, February 13, 2006, Yahoo! Senior Web Developer Nate Koechley outlines the Yahoo! concept of Graded Browser Support.

The approach is a work of art so beautiful and sensible it literally made me weep for joy. In light of ongoing discussion regarding a new professionalism for Web designers and developers, it’s clear that the approach that Koechley outlines is not only logical and simple, but also profoundly practical.

One of the most powerful aspects of the document is it approaches the entire challenge of browser support for sites from an enlightened point of view. Instead of calling out any given browser as problematic and focusing on how to manage it, Koechley points to the nature of the Web and its evolution, encouraging us to work within that context

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