Hello again and welcome to episode eight of the Design Festival podcast. This week with web standards advocate and champion Derek Featherstone of FurtherAhead.com and most notably WebStandards.org. Derek is a teacher, speaker, writer, developer, designer, and strong proponent of accessibility and web standards.
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You can download this episode as a standalone MP3 file:
- DesignFestival Podcast #8: Web Standards with Derek Featherstone (MP3, 1:23:47, 81 MB)
- Show prelude: launch of a new book by SitePoint on mobile web design and development, call for another logo guru to write for Design Festival, and introduction of Derek
- A brief history of Derek and his endevours and brief thoughts on multiple intelligence theory
- WaSP: Web Standards Project
- InterACT: a web standards curriculum by WaSP
- WaSP: Web Standards Sherpa
- Simply Accessible
- Future of web standards — W3C efforts and that of WHATWG
- Speaking gigs, including Derek’s upcoming visit and closing keynote at Edge of The Web in Perth, next month in July
- Derek’s tour of Down Under with his courses in accessibility, HTML5, CSS3, and ARIA
- Derek’s monthly accessibility QAs
- Recommendations of the week
En route shortly — stay tuned.
- Design Festival Podcast #7: Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type (Part 2)
- SitePoint Podcast #111: Responsive Web Design with Jeremy Keith
- Design Festival Podcast #1: Setting Standards-Friendly Web Type
- Design Festival Podcast #2: The Cicada Project
- Design Festival Podcast #4: Talking UX with Jodie Moule
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Pascal is a standardista graphic, web and front-end designer, and a rampant typophile. Born in Mainz, Germany—the birthplace of Gutenberg—he now works in Canberra as a contract designer and studies at the Australian National University. He’s been actively engaged in the Open Source community and local web industry, notably as one of the unorganisers to first bring BarCamp to Canberra. He enjoys drinking in as much good type as he can get and has been happily bending beziers since 2004.