Jeffrey Zeldman – Return of the King of Web Standards

A presentation given at Web Directions North, Vancouver Canada, January 30 2008.

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Session description

Dubbed “the King of Web Standards” by Business Week, Jeffrey Zeldman co-founded the group and movement that brought standards to our browsers. Through A List Apart Magazine, his books, and endless advocacy, he brought wisdom to our industry and benefits awareness to the people who approve our budgets. Ten years into the web standards movement, how are we doing? What agreements have we reached? What battles no longer need to be fought? What hurdles still prevent us from reaching standards and accessibility utopia?

About Jeffrey Zeldman

Jeffrey Zeldman Portrait

Jeffrey Zeldman is the founder and executive creative director of Happy Cog, and the co-founder (with Eric Meyer) of An Event Apart.

In 1995, the former art director and copywriter launched one of the first personal sites and began publishing web design tutorials. In 1998 he co-founded The Web Standards Project, a grassroots coalition that brought standards to our browsers. That same year he launched A List Apart “for people who make websites.”

He has written many articles and two books, notably the foundational web standards text Designing With Web Standards, now in its second edition.

Jeffrey speaks everywhere and sits on the Advisory Boards of the SXSW Interactive Festival, Rosenfeld Media, and the Dandelife Social Biography Network. He has a biographical listing in the Wikipedia Encyclopedia and is good for a quick hit at Google, Technorati, or

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