So I started twittering not too long ago. I have to admit it feels a bit odd. This week my manager was at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Fransisco… I feel like I gained some knowledge with the tweets he was posting but it did feel a bit odd. Goodbye privacy!
Archive for April, 2008
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So I’ve been preaching web standards for a while here at work. The trouble I’ve had with that is our technology folk always want concrete examples of what standards are — they want to quantify it, make it a number. “How big should a page be?”. “How many divs should we have on the page?” These phrases have been regurgitated by the higher-ups and the standards-challenged. Just the lack of understanding, even by the supposed front-end “experts” we’ve hired to do this work is nauseating.
I believe, however, I may get some sort of relief from the sickness I’m feeling. I was tooling around microformats.org when I happened upon a concept that I believe embodies the premise of my arguments to these people — the Plain Old Semantic HTML (POSH) methodology. Man, have I been ignorant to this acronym for the last 5 years. Simple, semantic markup that benefits the web and creates semantic not presentational code. Beautiful.
This is my new tool to combat bloat, non-standards and ignorance.