Hailin's Weblog

October 10, 2007

designing with web standards

Filed under: education, web 2.0 — Tags: , — Hailin @ 4:27 am

Finished reading Jeffrey zeldman’s book: designing with web standards.

Yeah, reading keeps me young and healthy. I am happy that I am still able to read and absorb as fast as I can run (my 1000 meters record was 3 minutes and 7 seconds, set in my junior year in college).

This book illustrates basic principles endorsed by the Web Standards Project. The key idea is to separate content from presentation. Use XHTML for the content, and CSS for presentation. Think about structure and semantic when you write the content, and dress it up using CSS, you get a website that is much more compact, elegant, forward compatible, and platform independent.

I was amazed at how clean the source code of Zeldman’s own website is. It contains almost no direct markups. Furthermore, the site is designed using WordPress!

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