Amazon fail

Web standards fail

Web standards fail

Recent website design work has caused us to do some research into the current design techniques and trends among website authors regarding web stanards. We looked into the definitive guide on the subject, Jeffrey Zeldman‘s Designing with Web Standards, and were excited to find that a third edition is coming this year. While imagining how it would soon sit on the shelf next to the well-read first and second editions, we saw that Amazon had a graphic inviting us to preview part of the book. Click to LOOK INSIDE! it invited.

Shown to the right is the result of clicking to look inside. It shows what happens when you try to deliver content in something other than an open and, dare we say, web-standard method.

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It’ll be a great book. For those curious readers who don’t have one of the previous editions, they’ll have to use a compatible browser to view the preview. It’s too bad that Amazon can’t figure out how to deliver content to everyone. Perhaps their designers might do well to actually read some of the books they’re selling.

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Aaron Traffas, CAI, ATS, CES | |

Aaron Traffas, CAI, AMM, CES, is an auctioneer from Sharon, Kansas. For the last 22 years he's worked for Purple Wave. Aaron served as president of the Kansas Auctioneers Association in 2017 and on the National Auctioneers Association Education Institute Board of Trustees from 2009 through 2013. He is a past instructor at CAI and co-wrote the original ATS and AMM designation courses from NAA. An active contract bid caller, he has advanced to the finals in multiple state auctioneer contests. During the summer, Aaron operates a farm in south central Kansas. Aaron is an active singer and songwriter and the Aaron Traffas Band's latest music can be found at as well as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon.