Jeffrey Zeldman and Ethan Marcotte talk about the third edition of Designing with Web Standards as well as discuss the future of the web with Paul Boag of Boagworld. Below is an excerpt from the transcript of the podcast:
Paul Boag: I’m quite interested in the way that you described a minute ago, Jeffrey, the place that we’re at the moment, because there are a lot of people that would say, well, isn’t the work of the Standards movement done, haven’t we kind of seen that adoption that we were looking for both in terms of the design and development community, but also in terms of browser support, is there really still work to do? But from what I’m hearing from you so far, you see there as being a big transition point. Is that right?
Jeffrey Zeldman: …From my perspective, even if none of the changes I mentioned were happening; even if there was no HTML5, no CSS3, no ending of XHTML, etcetera, etcetera, there would still be a phenomenal amount to do in education, because most of the schools that are teaching web design, aren’t doing it right at all. They’re not teaching interaction design, they’re not teaching usability, they’re not teaching content strategy, and they’re certainly not teaching web standards. They’re looking at it as some kind of brain damaged, sub-species of graphic design.