December 6, 2003

women in web standards

There is a lively discussion over at StopDesign on the lack of female voices in the web standards community. I can’t wait to dive in to all the new sites that are showing up there. I have been thinking about this for a while, I think ever since it became pretty obvious through the CSS Zen Garden that men were in a large majority. As to why this is the case, I really think that women are probably less vocal than men on this topic in their blogs, etc, not that there aren’t many women designing with standards. There are other issues in my life that are important for me to express through my blog, some of which are at least partially a result of being female. These are the things I want to say and be an activist about— web standards are just the tool I use to achieve it. Not to say that I don’t have anything interesting to add to the web standards discussion, and maybe I should be more vocal. Maybe this is just the push I need to start getting out there and contributing. If I get this new job I will have a lot to say about converting a University’s site to web standards, which would be an important part of my agenda as webmaster at HSU. That, and getting rid of that hideous design…

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