Now it can be told… I’ve resigned from The OPAL Group, effective the end of May. I do this not because there were any problems; actually it’s a fine place to work and a great group of guys. The decision to leave them actually caused me a good deal of stress and a certain measure of guilt. However, it’s all in a good cause: I’m taking a position with Netscape Communications as a “standards evangelist.” This move will definitely give me a chance to have a bigger impact on the shape and direction of Web browser development, both now and in the future. Even better, the position does not require me to relocate. This has been more than two months in coming, between the time Netscape contacted me and today. The long delay should help explain some of the stress reflected in my posts here on meyerweb.com.
So that’s the news for now. It’s scary and exciting all at once, as most major life changes tend to be—but at the very least, I will have followed up all my talk about the importance of standards with a commitment to work towards improving support, and that’s worth a lot to me.