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Play By The Rules

Web Standards173 words1 minutes to read

I keep ending up having these discussions debates with people a person that is beginning to irritate me. They keep going on and on about how modern web design styles suck, that there are no good-looking XHTML+CSS sites on the web (except, of course, for CSS Zen Garden), and that the all-mighty W3C is just making new rules (aka “standards”) for web design to shove the poor common people out of the market.

I have since decided that this individual is a lost cause in the case of web standards, and as such, I am boycotting their website in protest. Of course that really doesn’t make much of a difference, but it sure makes me feel better. This spawned a quick, cut-the-crap, to-the-point, big picture article on the future of web standards and what it means to the web — specifically in the matter of how all web designers should approach it.

Please enjoy: Play By The Rules.

(BTW, I got graded an A+ by OracleGuy and got a gold star from Brothercake

Ryan Parman

is an engineering manager with over 20 years of experience across software development, site reliability engineering, and security. He is the creator of SimplePie and AWS SDK for PHP, patented multifactor-authentication-as-a-service at WePay, defined much of the CI/CD and SRE disciplines at McGraw-Hill Education, and came up with the idea of “serverless, event-driven, responsive functions in the cloud” while at Amazon Web Services in 2010. Ryan's aptly-named blog, , is where he writes about ideas longer than . Ambivert. Curious. Not a coffee drinker.