What are Template Driven Semantics? A new catch phrase? No, we have too many catchy phrases already. What I mean by Template Driven Semantics is the art of creating website templates, whether they be for WordPress themes, or for a stand alone website, that are fully Plain Old Semantic HTML driven and based. The perfect example for what I’m talking about is what’s happening with WordPress themes.
You see, there’s such a need today for POSH templates in today’s market, as otherwise, web site design will maintain it’s spaghetti code, invalid, table based markup. But – and here’s my point – if we web standard designers will flood the industry with our semantically correct, W3C valid and accessible template designs, we could in reality change the landscape of our industry for the good.
There is discussion right now in an email list I belong to, the WP-Hackers newsgroup, about closing the security gap in the (mostly semantic) WordPress theme downloads. So, not only is WordPress a platform you can count on for minimizing your administration of a website/blog – but you can also trust them too.