Stuff and Nonsense

Malarkey is Andy Clarke, a UK based designer, author and speaker who has a passion for design, CSS and web accessibility.

Andy has been working on the web for almost ten years. He is a visual web designer and author and he founded Stuff and Nonsense in 1998. Andy regularly writes about creating beautiful, accessible web sites and he speaks at events worldwide. Andy is the author of Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design, published by New Riders in 2006.

WWW 2006 presentation

My WWW2006 presentation is available to download as an interactive Quicktime movie and as a PDF.

I was very pleased to have been invited by Bert Bos to briefly speak alongside him and AOL's Kevin Lawver at WWW2006 in Edinburgh.

It was fascinating to see Bert, one of the co-inventers of CSS, discuss advanced CSS layout, which included a preview of the CSS layout module and a nifty Javascript demonstration of it by CSS3 working group member Cesar Acebal.

I talked briefly about WaSP and about standards and accessibility issues as two-point-oh! companies rush their services to market.

Web standards and accessibility should not be part of future versions or design iterations, they should take their rightful place at the very center of any product or service considered to be Web 2.0. There can be no Web 2.0 without responsibility.

Kevin's follow up, Writing CSS For Syndicated Content was a fascinating look at best practice in writing the modular CSS for AOL AIM pages and showed how things can be done right.

This article was originally published by Andy Clarke on his personal web site And All That Malarkey and is reproduced here for archive purposes. This article is published under a Creative Commons By Attribution License 2.0.

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