Standards Design

I’m in the midst of writing a new business-case document for designing to standards (and contemporary browsers) as a hand-out for clients. Included in it as a listing of sites that have redesigned to be standards-compliant and moved away from the old tables & spacers mode of writing pages. Obviously, the bigger the site the better. Just a few days ago, this process got a major boost when espn.com redesigned in just such a mode. As Zeldman notes (in much better detail), it’s not perfect, but one would imagine that it being a few days old, they’ll improve on it still. They also have a nice upgrade page (I’m a fan of the upgrade page, but understandably, not everyone is).

So my question to you all out there is that apart from Wired and ESPN, what major (read: high-traffic, or well-known) sites are built to standards-compliancy? Anyone who sends in a site, I’d be happy to share my final document with you, if you’d like an incentive. If you’re local, I could possibly even send you a copy of either the Digitopolis 2003 desktop-blotter calendar, or the Digitopolis 2003 cd-case calendar (which I assure you, are well worth having).

6 Replies to “Standards Design”

  1. I’m very excited about the ESPN redesign and the addition of their “motion” feature. TV is coming to the ‘net (i don’t think it was ever going to work the other way around).

    If you want to see what more and more mass-market sites are going to look like in the future, go take a look folks…

  2. I’m very excited about the ESPN redesign and the addition of their “motion” feature. TV is coming to the ‘net (i don’t think it was ever going to work the other way around).

    If you want to see what more and more mass-market sites are going to look like in the future, go take a look folks…

  3. I’m also impressed with how it’s done. Having the plugin dowloading the video in the background while you’re connected is smart – that way, as soon as I connect to espn, it’s ready to stream.

  4. I’m also impressed with how it’s done. Having the plugin dowloading the video in the background while you’re connected is smart – that way, as soon as I connect to espn, it’s ready to stream.

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