Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard

Mozilla Is Now Working On A Web Payment Standard

By Zach Walton April 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mozilla is all about Web standards. The non-profit has made it clear that it wants to move the Web away from plug-ins and third party services to Web APIs that will work across any browser. It’s latest venture tackles a …

Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google Autocomplete Type Attribute Can Increase Conversions, Says Google

Google announced that Chrome is now supporting an experimental “autocomplete type” attribute for form fields that enable developers to unambiguously label text and select fields with common data types, like “full-name” or “street-address”. “With this attribute, web developers can drive …

Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search Google, Bing, and Yahoo Work Together on Search

Bing, Google and Yahoo have teamed up to announce schema.org, an initiative to support a common set of schemas for structured data markup on web pages. A representative for Bing tells WebProNews, “Over the past two years, Bing has worked …

IAB Releases Definitions for Social Media Ad Metrics

The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released a document of social media ad metric definitions. The document breaks social media down into three categories – social media sites, blogs, and widgets & social apps.

IAB Releases Video Ad Guidelines

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has announced Video Player-Ad Interface Definition Guidelines in an effort to simplify the buying and selling of digital video media. The guidelines outline methods of communication between video players and video ads while providing specs for planning, production, and implementation of video advertising.

Working Toward Activity Stream Standards
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In San Francisco last night, Six Apart (who recently launched data portability initiative Motion) hosted a roundtable to discuss the future of activity stream standards. In attendance were people from Google, Yahoo, MySpace, Facebook, Nokia, Plaxo, Comcast, and others.

eCommerce Gets a Wake Up Call

All the way back in 2006, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that Target could be sued over their site not being accessible to the blind. Now over half way through 2008, Target has reached a settlement with regards to the class action lawsuit that ensued.

SEO Step 3 of Ten: Site Structure

Welcome to part three in this ten part SEO series. The ten parts of the SEO process we will be covering are:

Web Standards and Devloping for Mobile

I’ve been an avid Mac user for many years, since about 1996, and actually that’s when I started working on the web.

Acid 3 Test Coming Soon

With the announcement that both Firefox 3 and IE8 have passed the acid2 test, Ian Hickson has been working hard on the acid3 test. The new test will focus mostly on ECMAScript and Dom through Selectors Level3, Media queries and data URIs.

More Attention for Web Standards

Seems like web standards and accessibility are continuing to attract attention. Here are a few recent articles I’ve stumbled upon relating to web standards.

Why You Should Care About Web Standards

You may have heard a lot lately about “Web standards.” I think it’s a good thing that web standards are getting more attention.

Lenssen Cites Nine Web Standards Issues

The World Wide Web could be a much user-friendlier place if developers heeded the words of non-pareil blogger Philipp Lenssen on the misunderstanding of web standards.

Adhering to Web Standards to Improve Business

Taking web standards into account when designing a website may not be the primary concern for many site owners, but when it comes to finding an extra edge to improve their business, they are more than willing to do anything required to increase revenues.