In this section, I’d like to present you works that I have done as a Web Developer. Please feel free to check out the items listed in the sidebar to get more information about the respective work.
I first discovered Web Standards while attending a study course at my university in 2003. I was a bit suspicious at first, but soon I found out that developing web sites with semantics in mind makes perfect sense. So I started learning how to build web sites adhering to Web Standards, meaning
- XHTML for markup,
- CSS for presentation and
So I embraced Web Standards and see no reason to go back to the old days where we used to build web sites with non-semantic tables. If you are into Web Development, I tell you man, Web Standards are the way to go.
“But why?”, you ask. “Can you give me reasons why I should care about Web Standards?”. I can. Using Web Standards in Web Development leads to the following:
- less markup, therefore less page weight and load time as well as less bandwidth usage
- with Web Standards you have complete control over design using CSS
- through semantic markup, your page gets SEO friendly
- using Web Standards makes the site device independent and better portable to different types of devices (e.g. mobile devices, screenreaders). “write once, publish everywhere”
- higher accessibility
- no separate versions for different browsers/devices
- no separate printer-friendly version (can be done using CSS)
- future-proof: Web Standards ensure that the site works in todays and tomorrows browsers
- backward-compatible: Web Standards ensure that your site performs acceptable in older browsers
- better maintenance