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Designing the Web with Opera

September 27, 2002

Opera and the Web Design and Developers Association partner to open the Web

Oslo, Norway and Houston, Texas - Sept. 27, 2002

Opera Software and the Web Design and Developers Association (WDDA) are pleased to announce their partnership today as part of Opera Software's Global Donations Program. WDDA has named the Opera Web browser their official browser in part because it is standards-compliant and ensures Web surfers an enjoyable surfing experience. This partnership emphasizes Opera's goal to facilitate Web accessibility and keep the Web open for all.

Opera's Global Donations Program brings fully licensed versions of the Opera browser to primary and secondary schools, Web designer schools, companies, and organizations representing physically challenged individuals. Organizations can apply for free registered versions of Opera through

"Opera's speed, combined with its ease-of-use and security features, are among the reasons that it is quickly becoming the browser of choice for millions of Web surfers worldwide," says Stuart Halpryn, president of the WDDA. "Opera's cross-platform compatibility ensures our members and visitors that their Web sites designed for Opera will display correctly across a variety of operating systems and Web browsers."

Together, Opera's Global Donations Program and the WDDA will ensure that the Internet catalyzes technological innovation and advancement. The Global Donations Program aims to help ensure that the Internet remains a place that fits more than just one browser by allowing the people who design Web pages to also test with Opera for free.

"We are proud to have the WDDA as a member of Opera's Global Donations Program," says Dean Kakridas, VP of desktop products for Opera Software. "Opera Software believes in a free and accessible Internet open to all. Weare confident that our partnership with WDDA will aid this cause."

Learn more about the Global Donations Program.

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About Opera Software

Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Webbrowsers for the desktop and embedded markets, partnering withcompanies such as IBM, AMD, Symbian, Canal+ Technologies, Ericsson,Sharp and Lineo (now a division of Embedix). The Opera browser hasreceived international recognition from end users and the industrypress for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than otherbrowsers. Opera is available on Windows, Mac, Linux/Solaris, OS/2,Symbian OS and QNX. Opera Software ASA is a privately held companyheadquartered in Oslo, Norway. Learn more about Opera at

About the WDDA

The Web Design and Developers Association (WDDA) is an international association of Web designers/developers and Internet professionals dedicated to promoting ethical business practices and a family-friendly and child-safe Internet. The WDDA has been serving the Internet community since 1996 and is one of the oldest, largest and fastest-growing Internet associations. Visit for more details.


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About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.