[bct] Re: HTML podcast

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 08:41:16 -0600

Jennifer, very good points.  By the way, what do you use to validate?
There are so many ways to get inconclusive and sometimes incorrect from
various validaters, that I am always curious about what people use.
Thanks for your comments.  They are right on.


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[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jennifer Sutton
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Subject: [bct] Re: HTML podcast


Lisa's list is a great list for people starting, but I think it may 
be important to point out that the Web has evolved, considerably, 
since the publication dates of some of the books listed.  in fact, 
for people getting started, I would recommend learning XHTML since it 
will make your pages more current, standards-compliant, and 
transformable over time.  HTML can be transformed, indeed, but XHTML 
and Cascading Style Sheets are a better way to go in the long 
run.  Web standards build upon each other.

For those in the U.S., there are many books on Bookshare.org; the 
O'Reilly and Associates, Inc. books would be the best, I 
believe.  Also, for those who wish to focus on Web accessibility, I'd 
try to get something more current, including, perhaps, looking on 
Amazon.com and trying to locate authors to ask for electronic copies 
directly from them.

Just my two cents.  Again, Lisa's list is a good one for starters, 
but technology evolves at an extraordinary pace, so it's best to keep 
up-to-date.  I haven't yet listened to the podcast, but I'm looking 
forward to it.  The basics are helpful, no matter what.

Finally, let me give my plug for learning how to validate.  It's 
important, and not everyone seems to know about it or how to do 
it.  Validate early and often, and use a Document Type Definition.


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