You see, developers out there seem to fall into the following categories:
- People who already know about the power of the DOM and unobtrusive scripting. A good proportion of whom were in the pub yesterday talking about this.
- People who haven’t bought into the web standards deal at all.
Clearly we can’t target everyone at once, and the consensus was that the people to target are category 2, experienced CSS hackers. The advantage here is that they are already using clean markup and modern techniques; since DOM scripting pretty much requires this approach, we don’t have to sell these people on the benefits of web standards, because they’re already doing it.
The WaSP are also going to hopefully get on board; there were four WaSPs at the meeting, which helps (Chris Kaminski being one I hadn’t met before), and they have a lot of mindshare in the community, which should help.
The brave new future we’ve talked about is coming. It’s time to show everyone else how they can be part of it.