Join James Williamson for an in-depth discussion in this video Standards and accessibility, part of Web Design Fundamentals.
- Occasionally, you might hear someone talk…about a site being standard's compliant,…or read an article that mentions web standards…and maybe you don't quite understand…exactly what that means.…Well, to understand web standards,…I wanna first talk about trains, yes, trains.…In the early 1800's in England,…competing railroad companies were building new…railroad lines as fast as they can put them down.…It was a growing field and each company…wanted to dominate the market.…Because the field was so new and because…the companies wanted to crush their competition,…almost all of them used their own gauge of tracks.…
The resulting train network was a mess.…It was so bad that for a person to travel from…one end of England to another they would have to…disembark one train and move all of their stuff…to a new one multiple times in a trip.…So, in 1846, a train commission recommended that…all train companies adopt a standard gauge of track.…Now, it took a while for that idea to take…hold but eventually common sense won out and…
- What is web design?
- What is a web designer?
- Learning to code
- Choosing a web host
- Working with a CMS
- Exploring how websites are structured
- Choosing your framework or software
- Designing with standards and accessibility in mind
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring Web Design
2. The Field of Web Design
3. Getting Started
4. Exploring Tools
5. Learning Web Design
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