An international industry consortium founded 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. They set the standards.
Points out design problems in other people's sites.
A lot of good information, but they're much too hard on some
minor points (like rainbow bars) and not hard enough on some
major ones (like frames). Unfortunately, when the site's creator
published a book on web design, he removed some of that
information. The site was redesigned, and I made some snide
comments here about how bad it looked. Finally, I "got it"
and realized it was a joke. (Doesn't this guy know that irony's
supposed to be dead?)
They're back, and they're a real company now!
Originally a parody website for a fictional web design company, they
proudly display all the things you should never do on your page
(take the history tour).
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