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New Interview About Web Standards, Life, Technology, and More

I’ve been interviewed again, this time by zlog’s very kind Ronan: Interview #5 - Shirley Kaiser. It was a lot of fun, and we covered quite a range of topics, mostly around web standards, but we also discussed my nutso passion for technology, my kids, and assorted other things.

I’ve always been passionate about standards, and this new interview explains at least some of the reasons why I feel so strongly about their importance, in addition to a bit of history behind how we got to where we are today.

I’m honored to be among the folks interviewed for zlog, including Ben Hammersley, Dave Shea, Tomas Jogin, and Grant Hutchinson.


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I Wrote a Book

Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists  Via Deliver First Class Web Sites: 101 Essential Checklists, by Shirley Kaiser. SitePoint Books (July 2006). 

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Learn more at SKDesigns - Deliver First Class Web Sites and via SitePoint Books.

Recommended Books

Web Style Guide - Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, 2nd Ed., by Patrick J. Lynch, Sarah Horton. Yale University Press, March 2002.

Cover: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Sixth Edition. By Elizabeth Castro. Pub. Peachpit Press August 2006.

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