Designing with Web Standards  is a web development book by Jeffreman (third edition with Ethan Marcotte ). Zeldman co-founded the Web Standards ProjectProject in 1998 and served as its director during the formative years when the project was petitioning browser makers to support standards. Zeldman left the project in 2003.
The book’s audience is primarily web development professionals who are focused on web standards design work. DWS is used as a textbook in over 85 colleges, including New York University , UCLA , Dartmouth and Brigham Young University .
Written by Jeffrey Zeldman , a staunch proponent of web standards and founder of the award-winning web design studio Happy Cog,  Designing with Web Standards guides the reader to make better use of web standards pragmatically to create accessible, user-friendly web sites. The 432-page book has the following 16 chapters:
- 99% of Websites are obsolete
- Designing and Building with Standards
- Gentle Persuasion
- The Future of Web Standards
- Modern Markup
- XHTML and Semantic Markup
- HTML5 : The New Hope
- Tighter, Firmer Pages Guaranteed: Structure and Semantics
- CSS Basics
- CSS Layout: Markup , Boxes and Floats – Oh My!
- Working with Browsers I: DOCTYPE Switching and Standards Mode
- Working with Browsers Part II: Bugs, Workarounds, and CSS3’s Silver Lining
- Working with Browsers Part III: Typography
- Accessibility: The Soul of Web Standards
- Working with DOM-Based Scripts
- A Redesign Website
- NYMag.com: Simple Standards, Sexy Interfaces
For the third edition of the book, Zeldman brought in fellow author Ethan Marcotte  to “substantially revised” and update the content. 
The book is third and most recently published on October 25, 2009, by New Riders Press . Generally it has received positive feedback, with a four out of five star rating is Amazon.com from 137 reviewers.
Reviewers have noted that the witty, conversational tone of the book mixed with the in-depth technical analysis are enough “to keep you turning the pages.”  Amazon.com book reviewer David Wall  notes that the book is ” Zeldman’s Pragmatic Approach to the Pragmatic Approach.
Some critics have said that the book is going to be more than just a few out-of-date browsers, and is devoid of a lot of detail. [ quote needed ]
About web standards
Concepts of standards-based web design include the separation of document structure from a web page or application’s appearance and behavior; an emphasis on semantically structured that validates (that is, contains no errors in structural composition) when tested against validated software by the World Wide Web Consortium ; and progressive enhancement , a layered approach to a web page that allows the user to access the content of a physical device, accessibility of a physical device, accessibility, and speed.
The Web Standards movement pioneered by Glenn Davis, George Olsen, Jeffrey Zeldman , Steven Champeon, Todd Fahrner, Eric A. Meyer , Tantek Çelik , Dori Smith, Tim Bray , Jeffrey Veen, and other members of the Web Standards bandwidth-heavy tag with light, semantic markup and progressive enhancement , with the goal of making web content “accessible to all”. 
The impact of Designing with Web Standards
The first half of Zeldman’s Designing With Web Standards in 2003 consolidated the case for web standards in terms of accessibility, search engine optimization , portability of content with an eye mobile Toward and other emerging environments, lowered bandwidth and producing cost and other benefits. This section of the book addresses marketers and site owners as well as web developers and designers. The second section of the book was a how-to for designers and developers. How-to books were common in the web industry, at the time of web standards. What made the first edition of Designing with Web Standards unique was its focus on making the case for forward compatibility, accessibility, and SEO to all who own, manage, or use web sites, not just developers.
Designing with Web Standards has-been translated into 15 different languages, Including (for the last edition) Italian, Chinese, Hungarian, Polish and Portuguese.
- Jump up^ Zeldman, Jeffrey (2009). Designing with Web Standards (3rd Edition) . Berkeley, CA: New Riders Press. p. 432. ISBN 0-321-61695-2 .
- Jump up^ “Web design, web development, mobile & content strategy by Happy Cog” . Happycog.com . Retrieved 2014-02-26 .
- Jump up^ “Ethan Marcotte is a web designer & developer who lives in Boston” . Ethanmarcotte.com . Retrieved 2014-02-26 .
- Jump up^ “Designing with Web Standards” . Zeldman.com . Retrieved 2014-02-26 .
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