What is Standards-Based Web Design?
The standards-based movement is a cooperative effort of web developers all over the world to adhere to the standards published by the proper authority for same, the W3C or World Wide Web Consortium. This not-for-profit organization is responsible for creating a common method to present and deliver information on the web. The standards-based movement also seeks to pressure proprietary software manufacturers into supporting common standards instead of making up their own rules and trying to get the rest of us to follow them. The standards-based movement also seeks to make information accessible to as great a number of people as possible, regardless of physical disability, cognitive or other perceptual challenges, language and cultural differences or any other barrier to gaining information as effectively and quickly as possible. The standards-based movement increasingly broadens it’s definition of accessibility as new generations of XML-compliant devices such as hand-helds, web-enabled c