American Megatrends Gets Standards

The American Megatrends website is now table free and running on compliant XHTML 1.1 and CSS. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? Glancing through there are some places where the markup could be streamlined or more semantic, but considering there is a sole “webmaster/internet strategist/designer/developer” working on this, I don’t see it as a big issue that a few things slipped by. Plus a launch with full compliance! Also refreshing is the attention paid to accessibility.

It seems logical that a hardware manufacturer would immediately see the benefits of standards-based development, as that is something that has been thankfully prevalent in that sector for years now. I hope that other similar corporations will follow their lead, as anyone searching for obscure drivers on a late night knows how terrible some hardware sites are. Once using only wget (long story) I had to find a Linux driver (tough in and of itself) for an IDE controller. There is very little that could have made that experience better, but a site with easy-to-read code such as AMI has now certainly would have been a relief. Rack another up for MACCAWS.