Web designing is a fast developing career and industry that has always wanted standardization to avoid confusion. Today the term “web standard” refers to technologies established by the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) for the creation and interpretation of web based content. Only a standard can ensure the availability of a document online for a long time.
What are the benefits of having a web designing standard?
- Simplifies web site production
- Lowers cost
- Greater accessibility
The biggest problem is actually the incompatibility of some web browsers that cannot be accessed by all including the disenabled. Many good web sites from the past are not able to function in new browser environment. Web designers have been in a dilemma over this issue. However after understanding the need of the hour, the Web Standards Project (WaSP) has been implemented since 1998 with the mission of promoting core web standards.
Today designers are free to build with XHTML and CSS (cascading style sheet ) which supports maximize portability and accessibility but there are many challenges for the future. To know what they are please go to the official WaSP site, http://www.webstandards.org/
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