• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

View Source > The Beginning of a Change

The Beginning of a Change

Early in the new century, Web budgets shriveled as capital dried up. While the economy took a nosedive, those who still had jobs quickly realized that the extra work of coding for broken and nonstandard browsers was too much to sustain; something had to be done.

A grassroots organization of Web designers who called themselves the Web Standards Project (or WaSP; www.webstandards.org) (FIGURE 1) worked with the major browser manufacturers of the time to bring their wildly varying software into line with the “Recommendations” being generated by the World Wide Web Consortium (or W3C). Standardizing on the specifications produced by the W3C injected a sense of consistency into Web authoring. Over time it became possible for Web designers to create a complex page in HTML and be assured that it would render reasonably consistently across many browsers and operating systems.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint