Archived posts, November 2003

Mozilla Branding

A lot of web developers and designers find Mozilla to be the overall best web browser available. Mozilla has top…

Posted on November 2, 2003 in Browsers

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,…

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…

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…

Posted on November 5, 2003 in Usability

ReUSEIT entries on display

The deadline for the ReUSEIT competition was last week, on October 31. The list of submissions is up. 51 submissions…

Posted on November 5, 2003 in Accessibility, CSS, 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,…

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

Multiple versions of IE/Win

This is already being linked to by just about everybody, but I might as well do it too: a way…

Posted on November 10, 2003 in Browsers

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,…

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…

Posted on November 12, 2003 in CSS, Usability

ReUSEIT winners announced

The winners of the ReUSEIT contest have been announced. Incidentally, the top three entries are the ones I liked best…

Posted on November 15, 2003 in Accessibility, CSS, Usability

CSS Vault

The CSS Vault, created by Paul Scrivens (Whitespace, 9rules), contains a gallery of good looking CSS based sites and a…

Posted on November 15, 2003 in CSS

Mozilla.org redesign launched

The redesigned Mozilla.org website is now live. The new design is clean and simple, with much less clutter. Overall, the…

Posted on November 15, 2003 in Browsers

A List Apart #163

Issue 163 of A List Apart contains two articles. How to Save Web Accessibility from Itself is a long article…

Posted on November 15, 2003 in Accessibility, Usability

Really advanced CSS

There is much more to CSS than just styling borders and text. Unfortunately much of the really exciting stuff is…

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…

Posted on November 17, 2003 in CSS

WaSP interviews Dan Cederholm

There’s an inspiring interview with Dan Cederholm at The Web Standards Project. In the interview, Dave Shea from the WaSP…

Posted on November 18, 2003 in Interviews

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….

Posted on November 19, 2003 in CSS

Margin collapsing explored

Floats and collapsing margins are two CSS concepts that can be very hard to get a grip on. Anyone who…

Posted on November 24, 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…

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,…

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…

Posted on November 30, 2003 in Usability