March 2013 Archives
It is always with great anticipation we await the annual report from the Offices of Mr Felton. The 2012 Feltron Annual Report was certainly no exception, the data gathering procedure for the 2012 edition has been a little different than for previous instalments, in that it has been largely automated:
The contents of this report were gathered with a custom-built iPhone app called Reporter. At random intervals each day the app sent reminders to complete a survey. The results of these questions were saved alongside background measurements to form the basis of this document.
As usual the report is meticulously designed, the 16 page, 10x8” publication is available for preorder, estimated to ship in May 2013, limited to 2500 copies, and a steal at a mere $28.
Aaron Gustafson, on the decision to close down the Web Standards Project:
While there is still work to be done, the sting of the WaSP is no longer necessary. So it is time for us to close down The Web Standards Project.
Thanks to the hard work of countless WaSP members and supporters (like you), Tim Berners-Lee’s vision of the web as an open, accessible, and universal community is largely the reality.
It’s a measure of the Web Standards Project’s importance that we listed it right at the top of our book’s list of resources, second only to the W3C. As we put it:
We have the Web Standards Project to thank for the standards-compliant browser support we’ve now come to expect as a matter of course. Before it was established, standards support among browser makers was less than stellar to say the least, so thank you WaSP.
Farewell WaSP, and thank you.