Pompage magazine was founded by Swiss alpha blogger Stephanie Booth around 2001. Back then, web standards awareness was low in the English-speaking community, and almost inexistent in the French-speaking community. But, mostly in the USA, pionniers were starting to write about standards and modern techniques, educating professionals and amateurs alike. France was lagging behind, so a handful of people decided to start projects on their own. Pompage was one of them.
Pompage is specifically dedicated to translating English resources because, even today, the French knowledge base is poor. No book has been written about web standards yet. No conference has been held. In the biggest web agencies, very few have ever heard of names like Jeffrey Zeldman or Eric Meyer. Our translated articles hopefully help fill the gap by bringing those names and their expertise to the French eyes.