Archived posts, August 2003

Before: Tag Soup. After: CSS Clutter

In From Tag Soup to CSS Clutter, Martijn ten Napel talks about how browser specific hacks have moved from HTML…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in CSS

Macromedia and Accessibility

Macromedia Flash has been criticized a lot for producing inaccessible content. Not being particularly interested in Flash I haven’t really…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Accessibility

Making a case for standards and accessibility

A common hurdle on the way towards a modern, standards compliant web site is making management, designers and clients understand…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Web Standards

Inaccessible Website

The Disability Rights Commission has a nice demonstration (Flash required) of what persons with different disabilities are up against when…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Accessibility

Usability problems

Adam Kalsey takes a look at some of the usability problems of the California State Fair site. I’ll add that…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in Usability

Complex CSS layout

At Position Is Everything, Holly Bergevin’s guest demo, Perched Upon a Lily Pad, shows how complex a CSS layout can…

Posted on August 3, 2003 in CSS

Image replacement techniques

Two new ways of using CSS to replace the text of a header (or any other element) with an image…

Posted on August 5, 2003 in CSS

Zeldman slides

Jeffrey Zeldman has made the slides used for his Web Design World keynote on designing with web standards and presentation…

Posted on August 5, 2003 in Accessibility, Web Standards

Link flood

There is now a page called Progressive enhancement using CSS at the css-discuss Wiki. Simon Willison has written a bit…

Posted on August 6, 2003 in Browsers, CSS, Search Engine Optimisation, Web General, Web Standards

CSS Tabs

While working on a project at my daytime job I needed to find a good way of using CSS to…

Posted on August 9, 2003 in CSS

RSS

This site now has an RSS 2.0 feed. Like everything else here, it’s coded by hand. This is my first…

Posted on August 10, 2003 in

FIR updated

In a post to the css-discuss mailing list, Levin Alexander presented a FIR variant that shows the alternative text if…

Posted on August 10, 2003 in CSS

URL science

If you’re at all interested in making the URLs of your site (or your clients’ sites) more user friendly and…

Posted on August 10, 2003 in Accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation

A Second Voice

Dave Shea has added a new section to mezzoblue called ”A Second Voice”: Web design is fragmented. Different specialties exist…

Posted on August 10, 2003 in Accessibility

Gorilla Mozilla

D. Keith Robinson’s Gorilla Web Tip number six tells you why you should switch from whatever web browser you are…

Posted on August 14, 2003 in Browsers

Beauty

I like clean, minimalist design. Dirk Hesse has built a site that really appeals to me. No nonsense. No extras….

Posted on August 14, 2003 in CSS

CSS Frames

After taking a close look at Simon Jessey’s fixed sidebars and Eric Bednarz’s position:fixed; fixed for IE5(+)/win I created an…

Posted on August 16, 2003 in CSS

Link flood again

Whoops. Looks like it’s time to clean out my folder of links. I may come back to one or two…

Posted on August 22, 2003 in Browsers, Search Engine Optimisation, Usability, Web General, Writing

CSS Photo Zoom

Dan Cederholm posted CSS Photo Zoom, a neat way of showing an enlarged view of an image. In the comments…

Posted on August 24, 2003 in CSS

More CSS Tabs

I’ve written a bit about CSS based tabs here lately. I started looking into tabs when a client wanted them…

Posted on August 24, 2003 in CSS

Preload-free CSS rollovers

Petr Stanicek has come up with a brilliant way of creating a CSS based rollover effect. By using a single…

Posted on August 24, 2003 in CSS

Things to read

As a reminder to myself, here is a bunch of links to things that I want to mention. I’ll get…

Posted on August 29, 2003 in Accessibility, CSS, JavaScript, Web General, Web Standards

Macintosh Browser Smackdown

Macintosh Browser Smackdown at Ars technica is a great overview of the many browser choices available for Mac OS X….

Posted on August 29, 2003 in Browsers

Apple to join the web standards race

Douglas Bowman of Stopdesign and Jeffrey Zeldman of Happy Cog Studios are going to help Apple Computer make their web…

Posted on August 29, 2003 in Web Standards

Standards, semantics and old habits

Lately several people have written about how many people who learned HTML a few years ago have problems accepting that…

Posted on August 30, 2003 in Web Standards