Demoting HTML and CSS to skills?

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:

Mozilla Web Literacy Standard RFC release - competency grid

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:

This would make the grid look like this:

Mozilla Web Literacy Standard RFC release - v3 proposal

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