Web Evangelist, Opera • Tech lead, Law Society & Solicitors Regulation Authority (2004-8) • Review panellist, PAS 78 • Member Web Standards Project: Accessibility Task Force • Member of W3C Mobile Best Practices Working Group • B.A. English Literature with Drama
that at the forefront of technology, an early adopter of e-commerce, leading the world in 3G mobile adoption, in wireless broadband, in wired broadband adoption, as well as in citizen-driven media. But the Web is in hands of a single corporation. http://kanai.net/weblog/archive/2007/01/26/00h53m55s
Web is the platform • Good standards help developers: validate; separate content and presentation - means specialisation and maintainability. • Good standards help site owners: more maintainability; smaller pages; better SEO • Good standards help site end-users: light-weight; findable; interoperable; more likely accessible • Promise: Write once, work everywhere (you can't test every device!)
company that provides life, health and other insurance, as well as pensions and investments. Its shares trade on the London Stock Exchange as part of the FTSE 100 Index. Major markets include U.K., France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States.
of your web pages—tags that say, "Hey search engine, this information describes this specific movie, or place, or person, or video"—you can help search engines and other applications better understand your content and display it in a useful, relevant way. Microdata is a set of tags, introduced with HTML5, that allows you to do this.
html tags, that webmasters can use to markup their pages in ways recognized by major search providers. Search engines including Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex rely on this markup to improve the display of search results, making it easier for people to find the right web pages.
to the first page of Google for many competitive keywords in about two weeks. This isn't just down to microdata and HTML5, but we feel that it did increase the standard SEO, but it's hard to say by how much. We now try to use microdata and Schema on all projects as standard.”
• Validate and test in desktop and mobile (use Opera Mobile Emulator and Opera Dragonfly) • Start with a base of valid, accessible HTML and progressively enhance • No browser-sniffing. Use feature detection. • Use all vendor prefixes in your CSS