Once, designing with web standards was viewed as idealistic: nice, but not particularly necessary or practical. That’s changed. In the era of “Web 2.0,” findability, syndication, blogs, podcasts, AJAX, Firefox, Safari, and cellphone web access, standards are now officially indispensable. Plus, nowadays you can actually use standards without compromising your design vision or site usability. Jeffrey Zeldman can show you how.
Zeldman helped launch the web standards revolution with his classic, Designing with Web Standards. He’s now done a massive update, and his new Second Edition is invaluable. It’s where to turn when you want to convert to XHTML without the pain. When you want today’s best practices and workarounds for dealing with multiple browsers. When you want a solidly standards-based approach to great web typography. And, not least, when you need to convince your boss that standards compliance can actually make (or save) money. Bill Camarda, from the August 2006 Read Only