About this site

About us This website has been designed with the latest technologies for web-based content. The "Web Standards" are developed and maintained by the World Wide Web Consortium. The W3C was fonded in 1994 at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science [MIT/LCS] in collaboration with the CERN in Switzerland where the web originated.

From the W3C website:

The World Wide Web Consortium was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C has around 450 Member organizations from all over the world and has earned international recognition for its contributions to the growth of the Web.

The technologies used are the structural language XHTML (extensible Hypertext w" Markup Language) version 1.1 and the presentation language CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) Level 2.
In brief, Cascading Style Sheets give authors the ability to lay out and style their content without having to change the structure. In this website only a single file defines the whole presentation which includes everything but the raw text and structure. For example all colors, layout, border, menu and links behaviour are defined in a "style sheet" file. There is no frames, tables or transparent spacers needed anymore.

Designing and building with these standards simplifies and lowers the cost of production, while delivering sites that are accessible to more people and more types of Internet devices. Sites developed along these lines will continue to function correctly as traditional desktop browsers evolve, and as new Internet devices come to market.

See also
sleepyhead.de and Colin Barschel photo gallery and heliopause and Unix toolbox.
Management & Business Consulting www.eike.barschel.com.


World Wide Web Consortium
HTML 4.01 at the W3C
XHTML 1.1 at the W3C
Cascading Style Sheets at the W3C
Netscape Devedge development help
Eric Meyer CSS edge some nice CSS examples

Some real life HTML 4 and CSS examples:

Webstandards evangelism
Netscape DevEdge As Standards Showcase
International Herald Tribune DHTML design
Lycos Table less design

Some real life XHTML and CSS examples:

Wired News

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