Wired News Redesigns With Web Standards

Friday October 11th, 2002

Brent Marshall, Anonymous, sacolcor and Doron all wrote in to tell us that Wired News has a new, standards-compliant design. The site, part of Terra Lycos (Condé Nast owns the magazine bit), is now coded in XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS with not a <table> tag in sight (though as Scott Andrew points out, the front page doesn't quite validate right now). In addition, the site now features user-selectable alternative stylesheets. It also looks great.

Doron adds: "Eric Meyer from the Netscape Evangelism group has an interview with the Network Design Manager at Netscape DevEdge." Eric Meyer is also quoted in the Terra Lycos press release.

#14 A bit too standards compliant

by bertilow

Saturday October 12th, 2002 8:24 AM

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Choosing XHTML 1.1 is probably going a bit too far. As of now only Mozilla (and possibly Opera) can make heads or tails of XHTML 1.1. If you chose XHTML 1.0 Strict or Transitional (with allt the HTML compatibility tricks) the code might have a reasonable chance of being adopted by anyone. Choosing HTML 4.01 Strict or Transitional would probably be even more realistic for Slashdot.

I would go for XHTML 1.0 Strict. Once the world is ready for XHTML 1.1 it would be a small task to upgrade the code to the new standard.