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Newsgroup Spotlight: Web Design and Internet Newsgroups Revisited

By Newsgroup Usenet July 1st, 2009

With the recent update of the NewsDemon.com Newsgroups website, it seemed appropriate to revisit the world of web design and internet related newsgroups and spotlight the many resources it has and continues to provide the USENET community.

Considering that the USENET has long been home to one of the first communities of web design and standards, its no surprise how many active newsgroups remain today.

The most popular of which, alt.html, has been the most active and has had a long reputation of offering expert advice by industry leading designers to this day. Also, if you ask many of these webmasters where they started with design and generally online, and you’ll probably be surprised by how the majority all contribute the USENET as more of a starting ground than even there schooling had been.

As trends continue to evolve in the web arena, so have web related USENET newsgroups. Large USENET newsgroups exists and are active regarding trends such as CSS, AJAX and Ruby.

NewsDemon.com Newsgroups new website is a prime demonstration of many new website elements that were unthinkable less than 5 years ago. If not for the collaboration between the web design community and emerging technologies brought together by elements such as the USENET newsgroups, it might have remained unachievable.

Below are just some of the newsgroups that exist in just the realm of HTML

alt.html

clari.web.xcache.html

macromedia.dynamic.html

alt.html.critique

fido7.ru.html.chainik

free.it.comp.lang.html

sybase.public.easerver.htmldw

alt.pl.www.jezyki.html

alt.html.css

microsoft.public.inetsdk.html_authoring

microsoft.public.inetsdk.programming.html_objmodel

warlordz.ads.html

uniserve.www-html

phoenix.html

mygale.html

gfido.html.ger

cwcom.discussion.html

enterprise.support.html

alt.discuss.html.social

alt.html.editors

alt.html.dynamic

alt.discuss.html.sig

alt.html.tags

alt.html.dhtml

alt.html.webedit

alt.html.writers

alt.html.server-side

alt.discuss.html

a.b.html

alt.html.editors.webedit

alt.html.editors.enhanced-html

alt.html.web-accessibility

alt.html.editors.toppage