This page offers glimpses at some noteworthy accomplishments.
AAA Accessible Site Recognized
Nov 7th, 2008: The site for the Lainey Feingold, LF Legal, was first recognized by the W3C’s WAI as one of only two sites worldwide as true WCAG 2.0 AAA implementations. This is a huge honor. To learn more about this, check out this article. To recognize it further, this site was also showcased by WordPress. The votes on it aren’t great, but I’m sure not everyone understands or appreciates what the big deal is. I’m sure many just voted on the visual aesthetics only without every realizing the site’s beauty really lies under the hood.
Site of the Month
Nov 30th, 2006: Great news, another one of my sites — a client site this time — Dante’s Pasta & Vino, was voted as “Site of the Month” for November, 2006, by the Guild of Accessible Web Developers, of which I am a member. This is the second time a site of mine has been in the running over there and it’s the second time I’ve won: two-for-two… yay! It was a nice victory with 54% of the voters choosing the site. I’m delighted to say the least. Ref: GAWDS Site Announcement.
Site of the Month
Oct 19th, 2005: I just got some more exciting news! Funny, but I was notified of this by a friend. I knew the contest was running, and I knew one of my sites, GreenMethods.com, was entered, but I didn’t know I had won it. But I did just that. GreenMethods.com was voted as “Site of the Month” for October, 2005, by the Guild of Accessible Web Developers, of which I am a member. It was a nice victory with 62% of the voters choosing my site. I must say, to me, this is quite the honor. Ref: GAWDS Website Announcement.
Sites of the Month
Oct 17th, 2005: I wrote “Sites of the Month” for this topic’s heading. It’s no typo. I just got an email from James Martin Design. In it I was congratulated for having two sites honored with a double-win as Site of the Month for October, 2005. Namely, Green-Beast.com and GreenMethods.com. This is a very nice surprise — I didn’t even know Green-Beast.com had been nominated. Since James Martin Design is a rich media development company, having my non-Flash sites recognized is a real honor.
G.A.W.D.S. Memebership Granted
Mar 10th, 2005: I have been accepted as a member of the Guild of Accessible Web Designers, also known as GAWDS.
This organization is a world-wide association of organizations and accessible web designers and developers who promote and protect standards — not technical standards — but accessible web design standards. The members are some of the most accomplished and knowledgeable web designers in the world. — GAWDS
To me this is such a notable milestone in my progression as a web developer. I take standards, both technical and those of accessibility, quite seriously so I’m delighted by this honor. If you wish to learn more, visit the GAWDS Organization’s website.