Archived posts, November 2003

Bad content will ruin your site

After reading D Keith Robinson’s Content Management - A Process, Not a Technology and then the article he links to, Gerry McGovern’s Conte…

Posted on November 3, 2003 in Content Management

Accessible != Boring

For some reason a common belief is that an accessible web site has to be “boring” and that it has to contain mostly text and very few imag…

Posted on November 4, 2003 in Accessibility

Usability comic strip

In the mood for some comic strip reading? Check out OK/Cancel. Updated weekly, this comic strip brings up usability issues in a very enter…

Posted on November 5, 2003 in Usability

Things to read

I’ve come across some recent articles that are worth reading. A List Apart 162 contains three articles. In A Fairy, a Low-Fat Bagel, and a…

Posted on November 8, 2003 in Writing, JavaScript, CSS, Web General

Ten Most Violated Homepage Design Guidelines

In his November 10 Alertbox Jakob Nielsen lists what he considers the ten most violated homepage design guidelines. (That’s homepage, not …

Posted on November 11, 2003 in Usability

Flexible vs fixed

There’s been some talk about whether fixed or flexible width is best for web sites at Simon Willison’s Weblog and Asterisk*. Many seem to …

Posted on November 12, 2003 in CSS, Usability

’A List Apart

Issue 163 of A List Apart contains two articles. How to Save Web Accessibility from Itself is a long article in which Joe Clark asks the w…

Posted on November 15, 2003 in Usability, Accessibility

Really advanced CSS

There is much more to CSS than just styling borders and text. Unfortunately much of the really exciting stuff is not supported by many, if…

Posted on November 16, 2003 in CSS

CSS Best Practices

Something that I haven’t really seen anywhere is a collection of best practices for writing CSS. There most probably will be one soon, sin…

Posted on November 17, 2003 in CSS

The difficulties of learning CSS

Today there was a post to the css-discuss mailing list from someone who needed to vent his frustration with CSS. I can definitely understa…

Posted on November 19, 2003 in CSS

ASP.NET and Web Standards

Back in June, I mentioned the poor standards support in Microsoft’s .Net. It looks like that will change. If what Scott Guthrie writes in …

Posted on November 25, 2003 in Web Standards

Font sizing trouble

It's pretty well known that when specifying font sizes, it's good to use a relative unit like em or percent, since the dinosaur browser Mo…

Posted on November 29, 2003 in CSS, Usability

Unusable Web

In Unusable Web Keith Robinson tells us about his usability experience as a web user. He makes a whole lot of great points. I’d like to ad…

Posted on November 30, 2003 in Usability