Archived posts, September 2003

Markup structure

One of the casualties of 20th century tag soup was the structure of an HTML document. Since the default look…

Posted on September 6, 2003 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

Restructuring in progress

I’m restructuring the XHTML and CSS of this site slightly. In case something looks weird or doesn’t work, please try…

Posted on September 7, 2003 in

Lists of lists

For some time (a few months) I’ve been using lists to mark up things like navigation bars, menus and lists…

Posted on September 9, 2003 in CSS

More lists

Complementing Listamatic, Listutorial explains, step by step, how to use CSS to style HTML lists….

Posted on September 13, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS

Skipping links

For accessibility reasons it is considered good practice to put a ”skip navigation” link at the top of each page…

Posted on September 13, 2003 in Accessibility


At SimpleBits, Dan Cederholm is running a quiz in which each question is about HTML markup. Three different methods are…

Posted on September 14, 2003 in (X)HTML

Floating bugs

No, I’m not talking about dead insects floating on water here. I’m talking about an incredibly frustrating bug in IE/Win….

Posted on September 16, 2003 in CSS

Image Replacement for IE5/Mac

As noted by Matt Haughey, IE5/Mac has problems with recent image replacement techniques (Image Replacement—No Span and A new image…

Posted on September 17, 2003 in CSS

Another Quiz Part

Dan Cederholm posted SimpleQuiz › Part VI › Form(atting). This question deals with forms, and how to separate form items….

Posted on September 17, 2003 in (X)HTML

Web style guide

Silverorange have made an excellent style guide available on their site. The style guide was developed by silverorange for one…

Posted on September 18, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS, Web Standards

Rounding Tab Corners

Eric Meyer has published a new CSS article at his Complex Spiral Consulting site. The article explains how to use…

Posted on September 18, 2003 in CSS


Inspired by D. Keith Robinson’s What’s Your Take on Sitemaps? I started thinking and writing a reply. I thought I’d…

Posted on September 18, 2003 in Usability, Web General


Now available for lazy people like me: List-o-matic, an automated link list HTML and CSS generator….

Posted on September 20, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS

The Business Value of Web Standards

When you need arguments for adopting web standards, load Jeffrey Veen’s article The Business Value of Web Standards in your…

Posted on September 20, 2003 in Web Standards

SimpleQuiz Part VII

Dan Cederholm keeps adding interesting questions to his SimpleQuiz series. Part 7, Order Up, focuses on the nesting order of…

Posted on September 20, 2003 in (X)HTML

Read all about it

CSS-Based Design by Jeremy Keith is a very well written guide to XHTML and CSS. A must read for both…

Posted on September 23, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS, Web Standards

Header Images (again)

There are several ways of using CSS to replace HTML heading elements with images. A great way of separating content…

Posted on September 23, 2003 in CSS

SimpleQuiz Part VIII

I can’t resist regularly reporting when Dan Cederholm has published a new SimpleQuiz question. SimpleQuiz › Part VIII › Titles…

Posted on September 24, 2003 in (X)HTML, Web General

Verdana bad?

Why you should avoid the Verdana font is an interesting article by Stephen Poley. His opinion is that Verdana may…

Posted on September 24, 2003 in Accessibility, Usability, Web General

Accessible Tables

I think I may have linked to some resources on making tables (data tables) accessible before. In case I haven’t,…

Posted on September 24, 2003 in (X)HTML, Accessibility

Listamatic 2

Time for another automatic list generator. Listamatic 2 will generate HTML and CSS for nested lists. Visitors are encouraged to…

Posted on September 25, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS

Nested Lists Tabs

I copied the HTML from Listamatic 2 and started tweaking the CSS I had from a while back when I…

Posted on September 27, 2003 in CSS

Moving to Movabletype

Recently I’ve started looking at Movabletype. So far I’ve been hand-rolling my blog. It’s not that much work (thank you,…

Posted on September 29, 2003 in Movable Type