This week, on the Mozilla Web Literacy Standard community call, we discussed the status of the ‘Building’ strand. Currently, the Web Literacy Standard competency grid looks like this:
In the feedback we’ve had so far (as well as more anecdotally via social networks) there’s been a feeling that there’s an undue focus on the ‘Building’ strand. While Mozilla wants to stress the importance on being able to both read and write the Web, I do understand where they’re coming from.
Our original idea was to merge HTML and CSS into one competency. However, we’ve been down that road before and rejected it as sub-optimal. Instead, what we’re suggesting (subject to further feedback) is that we do the following:
- Demote HTML to a skill under ‘Composing for the Web’
- Demote CSS to a skill under ‘Design & Accessibility’
This would make the grid look like this:
We value your feedback, so let us know what you think!