High-Powered Style Getting Friendly With (X)Html presented at Notacon 1

by Eric Meyer (meyerweb ),

Tags: Security

Summary : Synopsis for High-Powered Style
The Web has long suffered from two fallacies: that compelling sites require Flash, and that CSS-driven designs are uniformly boring. Wrong! Sites like the CSS Zen Garden and the CSS Vault have shattered both myths by demonstrating how beautiful and original CSS design can be. We'll dig into the Garden, explore the Vault, and see how CSS can be used to drive effects such as multi-level dropdown menus that work in every modern browser. The best part? The side effects of intelligently designing with CSS are reduced page weight, increased accessibility, and search engine optimization. Beauty and brains-- what's not to like? If you aren't stylin' yet, now is the time.
Synopsis for Getting Friendly With (X)HTML
Have you ever wished you could annotate hyperlinks to carry extra information about the thing to which the link is pointing? It turns out that you already can, and the astounding part is that these enhancements leverage long-extant (and long-ignored) features of HTML. The XHTML Friends Network (XFN) is the first such addition to HTML and XHTML, and lets people describe their personal relationship to the maintainer of another site. Following in XFN's footsteps is VoteLinks, a way of "modding" a link's target. Already the prospect of emergent rudimentary trust networks is in the air. Could the Web be turning semantic from the grassroots up? Come find out more about these surprising new additions to the Web and how you can get in on the action.