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Microsoft takes a stand for web standards through #STAND4RDS

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The stables of Microsoft takes it sacrosanct unto the enterprise’s shoulder blades that web-standards are quintessential elements which goes unto the building of web experiences which are truly interoperable. This tends to drive home the fact that the content on a webpage can be viewed – in its full richness – by one and all, independently of the device or browser they use and patronize.

The initiative #STAND4RDS entails all the facets involving the raising of awareness quotient for web standards and efficiently using the web in order to communicate what one feels most passionate about. Microsoft lends its tutelage to web standards for a cliquishly fast and fluidly smooth web tryst and a bazillion such trysts including the feature of touch browsing. #STAND4RDS manifests Microsoft’s commitment to deliver a quality browsing experience which users can access via the all new Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 & Windows 8.1 devices.

In Phase-1 of this contest reading quite innovatively as #STAND4RDS , Brainstorming developers amalgamated with Internet Explorer and tweeted off what they stand for – for instance,  a mélange of  top social causes viz; education for the poor child, followed by issues on women’s safety, empowerment & education coupled with a corruption free India.

Descending unto the phase2 witnesses #STAND4RDS initiative facilitating the fraternity of developers with that perfect opportunity to express themselves through the platform of the web for a socially propelled cause. In order to cater to this facet, the stage of involving the building of a website which is based on their respectively chosen social cause which in turn from its quarter shows their commitment towards web standards and also submitting their original content via  Microsoft from its stance has created modern.IE, a website with free tools and resources that help developers pitch in their expertise courtesy the niche trend of modern web standards.

As far as the contest is concerned, each submission of the Causes will be reviewed for what are categorized as best practices and winners will be decided by a judging panel in conjunction with a public voting round intended for the top 50 websites. The top three winning developers stand a chance to win generous prizes which including an international trip.

In the present era, web developers are not adhering to certain best practices as for instance, the case of web standards at hand. Creating a bottleneck of sorts here, this again leads to difficultly as far as potential users are concerned in the very act of accessing web pages and also offers a low quality experience which is why, the stables of Microsoft has taken a stand for web standards through this unique initiative while addressing this issue all along.


Jawed Akhtar

A Journalist by interest and a Music Enthusiast by passion. Wedded to Mother Nature, Jawed indulges his aesthetics in travelling and reading books of varied genres. Having covered News stories for top Dailies in his formative years, that is, he is game for tryst with Technology at Techmagnifier.

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