So apparently, bad web site = prosecution. I’m having a little fun with this. Over the years I’ve seen sooo many bad websites, bad horrible companies trying to just make money. Now its against the law to have them. Excuse my while I lmfao. I’ve always wanted these people hurt, and now they will be. Its great, I can ring up any company with an invalid site and tell them they’re breaking the law and I can fix it for a fee. Please please please let this work, I’d be minted. Seriously tho, I do disagree with them going after personal websites. I think that people should be allowed to express themselves however they want to personally. Its about the person, nothing else. But company websites are providing a service to the public, and theres no reason why they shouldn’t be accesible.
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Finally no more horrible frontpage websites by people who think they’re a designer. Maybe it should only be company websites tho, so people who are still learning how todo valid html can be left to learn. But still, a step in the right direction. I read most of your comments, and I must laugh Ugly sites? Tables? Firstly, CSS Zen Garden will show you just how pretty a valid xhtml + css site can be. 2ndly, tables aren’t meant for design anyways. If you use xhtml + css, then you can still do 100% browser width via the css. That would be valid then. I’m all for the day where web design has to be tested. I’m sick and tired of seeing sooooo many people who know html 2.0 making money off other peoples ignorance. £200 a site, oh yer brilliant site that must be. These people have no idea about how a site should really be built, and the client doesn’t either. The client is only happy to have a url they can tell people about. If compliant websites is the law, then it’ll force all these wannabe companies to shape up, as all their clients will be shouting at them. Every day we’re moving further and further away from browsing the web on a windows box with ie6, designing for standards and compliancy will enable your site to be viewed by the blind, deaf, web-enabled phones (i’m not talking about wap here people) and other such devices. IMHO, anyone who has a problem with it really doesn’t know the power of html + css. Some links for you; The Business Value of Web Standards An Introduction To Accessible Web Design XHTML Web Design for Beginners.
Yer I kinda agree with you nige. I don’t think it should be done for personal sites at all. But I do think its a great way to get company websites upto scratch, and looking a hell of a lot better as they’ll ask those pansy designers for a new compliant site, the pansy designers won’t be able todo it, so they’ll goto a decent design company. Its a great way to get people using better browsers, people build better sites, n stuff. How many UK companies do you think have even heard of 508 or WCAG compliance? They pay their designers to do all this, and with so many frontpage designers out there, theres far too many bad sites in the world.
I personally don’t like Bobby’s output. I much prefer Cynthia. A simple yes or no does it for me. Plus its also in one of my firebird extensions, one click validation, oh ya shake that thing Cynthia.
LOL @ Mr. Sensitive. I think the point they’re making is that the technologies have been around for 10yrs now and still blind people have problems. 10yrs is a long time to fix a problem. CSS2 and XHTML have been around for 5 yrs, and still its only really the past one or two that big changes are happening with regards to accessibility. Its not exactly hard to make a website that blind people can view. If your current site is massive and has 100 pages of handcoded html with no css, then it should be rebuilt anyway as it’ll save you time/money in keeping it upto date. If there are any companies that want their site rebuilt, gimme a call I’m happy to help
Yup more 😀
If massive sites like Lycos UK or News or ESPN can justify using tableless designs, why can’t everyone? They have a massive userbase, spanning every major browser around, and yet they justified redesigning their sites to their “suits”. Read this – The Business Value of Web Standards An interview with the guy who did the ESPN redesign, well worth a read.
Hopefully I’ll remember this page and use it to show people who still don’t use CSS.