5 December, 2015 -
The Long Walk
By Jason M. Knight (aka Deathshadow)
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha
Getting this site launched as indeed been a long hard road. It all started way back in 2004 when two friends and I were discussing web standards. More specifically how few people were doing anything more than giving lip-service to them. Simple fact was HTML 4 Strict (and by extension XHTML 1.0) alongside methodologies like "progressive enhancement" and "separation of presentation from content" offered such vast improvements in both development time and result, it was hard to fathom why most people were still sleazing out HTML 3.2 and the proprietary garbage that followed, and slapping 4 tranny on the document.
The idea of a site to directly challenge the mainstream methodology in no uncertain terms seemed like a good idea, and we hashed out a good number of content outlines over the years. I ended up grabbing this domain name when it looked like we were getting close to having enough meaningful content to launch...