Archived posts, October 2003

CSS Frames updated

Today I checked my CSS Frames demo in IE5/Win for the first time. I discovered that things were a bit…

Posted on October 1, 2003 in CSS

Practices and Patterns

When you’re trying to come up with a good way of solving a design problem looking at how others have…

Posted on October 2, 2003 in Usability, Web General

<abbr> or <acronym>?

Lars Holst has written a very thorough essay on the why, how and when of <abbr> and <acronym>. Abbreviations, Acronyms,…

Posted on October 2, 2003 in (X)HTML

Layout-o-Matic

If you’re in a hurry and need a one, two or three column CSS-layout, check out Layout-o-Matic at InkNoise. A…

Posted on October 4, 2003 in CSS

Soft dropshadow

I added another demo page to my Lab section. Soft dropshadow uses background images to create a dropshadow effect. The…

Posted on October 4, 2003 in CSS

Giving up

I had this idea that I could use Movabletype locally on my Mac OS X machine and ftp the files…

Posted on October 5, 2003 in Movable Type

Movable Type resources

Yesterday I wrote that I have given up the idea of using Movable Type for this site. Well, that was…

Posted on October 6, 2003 in Movable Type

Very Weird Web

Have you ever used <object>, <embed> or <applet> to put ”active” content on a web page? Probably. That’s going to…

Posted on October 7, 2003 in Web General

AOWhat?

In Designing For AOL - Your Take, D. Keith Robinson asks if we, the designers and developers, feel that the…

Posted on October 7, 2003 in Browsers, Web General

Accessibility Internet Rally

The Accessibility Internet Rally Advance Developer Training 2003 is available online. The course is full of useful information on how…

Posted on October 9, 2003 in Accessibility

No need for improvement

The Accessibility Internet Rally Advance Developer Training 2003 is available online. The course is full of useful information on how…

Posted on October 11, 2003 in Accessibility

Mid Pass Filter

Mid Pass Filter is a new CSS hack by Tantek Çelik. This hack is a filter that targets only version…

Posted on October 11, 2003 in CSS

Doggie style HTML

Patrick Griffiths recently launched HTML Dog, a collection of resources and guides, with the ambition to help people learn standards…

Posted on October 13, 2003 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

Float it

Floatutorial is an excellent guide to floating elements. Understanding how floats work and how they can be used can be…

Posted on October 15, 2003 in CSS

Supplemental Navigation

D. Keith Robinson’s Gorilla Web Tip Number Eleven is about Supplemental Navigation Techniques and Tips. Topics include sitemaps, shortcut menus…

Posted on October 15, 2003 in Usability

URL rewriting

While reading about search engine optimization I’ve seen references to the Apache module mod_rewrite more than a few times. The…

Posted on October 15, 2003 in Search Engine Optimisation, Web General

Image tabs

At SimpleBits, Dan Cederholm has written a detailed explanation of how he implemented the navigation system for Fast Company by…

Posted on October 15, 2003 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, CSS

Mozilla update

There’s been a lot of activity at mozilla.org today. Mozilla 1.5, Mozilla Firebird 0.7 and Thunderbird 0.3 were released, and…

Posted on October 15, 2003 in Browsers

Moved to Movable Type

A couple of weeks back I experimented with Movable Type, running it locally on my OS X machine and then…

Posted on October 18, 2003 in Movable Type

Accessibility resources

Looking for accessibility links or resources? Go to AccessibleNet.org and browse a large and growing collection….

Posted on October 19, 2003 in Accessibility

Getting there

I’ve spent most of the weekend tweaking things around here. Nothing seems completely broken, but there are one or two…

Posted on October 19, 2003 in Movable Type

Blacklisting

Posting comments at this site has only been possible for a day, so I have no problems with comment spam…

Posted on October 20, 2003 in Movable Type

Colour in design

Something that’s easily overlooked when designing a web site is how the use of colours affects the usability for colour-blind…

Posted on October 21, 2003 in Accessibility, Usability, Web General

A List Apart relaunch

A List Apart version 3.0 has been launched. Very nice to see ALA back in action. Issue 160 contains three…

Posted on October 22, 2003 in Accessibility, CSS, Web General

SimpleQuiz Part IX

The latest in the SimpleQuiz series is Part IX › Smart Linking. The subject is different ways of marking up…

Posted on October 25, 2003 in (X)HTML

Trackback ID?

How the hell do trackback ID:s work in Movable Type? I just can’t figure out how to find out what…

Posted on October 25, 2003 in Movable Type

Interviews

A couple of recent interviews worth reading are Jeffrey Zeldman at Lounge 72 and Christopher Schmitt at Sessions.edu. Both interviews…

Posted on October 25, 2003 in Interviews

Safari 1.1

Friday night Apple released Mac OS X 10.3, a.k.a. Panther. A great new version with loads of improvements. I don’t…

Posted on October 26, 2003 in Browsers

CSS Borders

Next time you’re styling a border with CSS, try something new. Instead of going from your editor of choice to…

Posted on October 26, 2003 in CSS

More wasps in the nest

The Web Standards Project has two new members: Dave Shea and Ethan Marcotte. Congratulations to both of you and to…

Posted on October 27, 2003 in Web Standards

Adobe Studio Redesigns

Adobe just launched a new version of their Adobe Studio site. Bill Merikallio of Scott Design helped Adobe convert the…

Posted on October 27, 2003 in CSS, Web General, Web Standards

Coding with Web Standards

Here’s a list of good reads for anyone interested in learning why coding with web standards will make your life…

Posted on October 28, 2003 in Web Standards

HTML or XHTML?

For a nice explanation of the differences between HTML and XHTML, as well as recommendations on when to use what…

Posted on October 29, 2003 in (X)HTML

More Sliding Doors

Last week, when A List Apart was relaunched, my favourite article was Doug Bowman’s Sliding Doors of CSS. This week’s…

Posted on October 31, 2003 in CSS

Joe Clark interview

Craig Saila has interviewed accessibility guru Joe Clark for Digital Web Magazine. When asked if he has seen an improvement…

Posted on October 31, 2003 in Accessibility, Interviews, Web Standards