FAST Makes AlltheWeb Site Fully XHTML & CSS Compliant

Nov 05, 2002

Fast Search & Transfer (FAST), a developer of search and real-time filter technologies, has announced that, its search technology showcase, has adopted XHTML (Extensible Hypertext Markup Language) and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). In doing so, AlltheWeb is now faster to load and can be displayed consistently across a wider range of Web browsers and browser platforms. In addition, these new standards provide a future opportunity for AlltheWeb users to perform their searches on platforms such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), among others. FAST has also revealed several new "skins" for AlltheWeb, enabling millions of users to personalize the look and feel of AlltheWeb, while still obtaining the same quality, advanced search features of the site. An assortment of skins have been created through AlltheWeb Alchemist, a tool FAST unveiled earlier this year, allowing technically-minded users to develop customized views of Web, multimedia, news and categorized search results from AlltheWeb via CSS. FAST plans to continually experiment and add newer skins to AlltheWeb's skins gallery as end users submit them. Starting on October 31st, users wishing to choose from the new variety of skins available for AlltheWeb can do so by going to AlltheWeb's skins gallery.