Archived posts, May 2003

iCan’t shop Tunes

Apple released iTunes 4 the other day. The big news about it is the online music store that’s accessible from…

Posted on May 1, 2003 in

Keep your windows closed

Like many others, I prefer to stay in control of my web browsing. That’s why links that open in new…

Posted on May 3, 2003 in Web General

Form Layout

After following a discussion about form layout on CSS-discuss and then reading this article at I’m thinking of making…

Posted on May 3, 2003 in Web General


Accesskey standards is a nice summary of what shortcut keys are commonly used. I haven’t added any accesskey shortcuts to…

Posted on May 3, 2003 in Accessibility

Keep your windows closed (take 2)

I stated below that I am no fan of sites that take control away from the user. But in those…

Posted on May 3, 2003 in (X)HTML

Forms follow function

I’ve started working on summarizing the different approaches to styling forms with CSS that I’ve read about. That, and my…

Posted on May 4, 2003 in


Being a Mac user these days is very nice when it comes to picking a web browser… I’ve nearly lost…

Posted on May 4, 2003 in Browsers

The validator is your friend

Oh boy. I wish I could have come up with what Mark Pilgrim writes myself. I agree with him so…

Posted on May 5, 2003 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

Me Standard. You Tag Soup?

Simon Willison links to a good article at W3C: My Web site is standard! And yours?. It lists many of…

Posted on May 5, 2003 in Web Standards

Zen Garden

The CSS Zen Garden is a showcase intended to let graphic artists apply their own designs to the same, properly…

Posted on May 10, 2003 in CSS

Mozilla efficiency

Asa Dotlzer and Frank Merenda recently posted some great tips on how to use the power of Mozilla to improve…

Posted on May 14, 2003 in Browsers

Interviews worth reading

I found a couple of interesting interviews: Information Architecture Meets Usability at O’Reilly Network and An interview with Andrew B….

Posted on May 16, 2003 in Interviews


The W3C recently published four CSS3 Candidate Recommendations: CSS3 Text Module, CSS3 Color Module, CSS3 Ruby Module and CSS TV…

Posted on May 17, 2003 in CSS

Slow Forms

Almost two weeks ago I mentioned that I’m working on a ”best practices” thing for HTML forms. Well, it’s not…

Posted on May 17, 2003 in


Having just implemented a JavaScript-hierarchical dynamic menu I really wish Internet Explorer would catch up to the level of CSS…

Posted on May 17, 2003 in CSS

Mozilla Firebird

Mozilla Firebird 0.6, formerly called Phoenix, has been posted. Get it at….

Posted on May 17, 2003 in Browsers

FORMula One

I spent a few hours working on my master form layout. There’s more to be done to make it perfect…

Posted on May 18, 2003 in Web General

The cost of usability

Those of us working in the web industry who believe that usability testing is something that should be done in…

Posted on May 20, 2003 in Usability

Accessibility statement

Mark Pilgrim’s site [dive into mark] has an extensive Accessibility statement. Adding one to this site would be a good…

Posted on May 20, 2003 in Accessibility

Standard Business

When I talk to people about building web sites, and we get to the details like standards and CSS, sometimes…

Posted on May 24, 2003 in Web Standards

Site Update: Please reload

I’ve been polishing things around here, making some changes to CSS files, adding accesskey support, defined a bunch of acronyms…

Posted on May 25, 2003 in

Updated look

This site now has an Accessibility statement. There is also a much more different alternative stylesheet.Not anymore. More will come….

Posted on May 29, 2003 in

I Blame Microsoft

This is what Tim Bray writes about IE: The problem isn’t that CSS is too hard. The problem isn’t browser…

Posted on May 29, 2003 in Browsers, CSS

F*** the users

Reading D. Keith Robinson´s Death Of A Web Team made me once again feel the anger and frustration I’ve had…

Posted on May 29, 2003 in Web General

Mozilla 1.4 Release Candidate 1 Now Available

Time to download a new build, either from the Releases page or straight from the mozilla1.4rc1 directory on….

Posted on May 30, 2003 in Browsers

DOM Forms

I’ve been doing some research, thinking and testing on the subject of web forms recently. One of the things I…

Posted on May 30, 2003 in JavaScript