Archived posts, February 2004

Back from nowhere

I’m sort of back from a much needed break, but it will be another couple of weeks before I resume…

Posted on February 4, 2004 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, Browsers, CSS, Interviews, JavaScript, Movable Type, Search Engine Optimisation, Usability, Web General, Web Standards, Writing

Knowing too much

Ever since the dot-com bust I’ve noticed a greater risk of something that used to be a fun challenge and…

Posted on February 10, 2004 in Web General

Obsessed by footers

When hack-and-slash table designers meet web standards, one of the first things they will complain about (and loudly, too) is…

Posted on February 17, 2004 in Web General

Integrated Web Design: CSS Beyond the Retrofit

There are two great articles by Molly Holzschlag at InformIT. Integrated Web Design: CSS Beyond the Retrofit explains why structure…

Posted on February 24, 2004 in Web General

SimpleQuiz › Part XII: Breadcrumbs

Which is the best method for marking up a breadcrumb trail of links?

Posted on February 24, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

CSS Depot

A collection of CSS layout templates.

Posted on February 24, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

usabilitygarage.com

Information on usability and UI design.

Posted on February 24, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability

Web Standards Awards

Seeking out and highlighting the finest standards-compliant sites on the Internet.

Posted on February 24, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Top 10 Reasons to Not Shop On Line

AskTog, January 2004. Ten examples of bad usability in online shopping.

Posted on February 24, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability

Site update: Quicklinks

I’ve added a section called “Quicklinks” to the sidebar. I needed somewhere to post interesting links together with just a…

Posted on February 24, 2004 in Movable Type

Page Length and Anchor Links – Your Take

At Asterisk*

Posted on February 25, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability

Side-stepping IE

Dave Shea lists some of the biggest deficiencies of Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on February 25, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

CSS and Wired.com

Doug Bowman and Aaron Jones talk to Macromedia about the Wired News redesign.

Posted on February 26, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

A tutorial on character code issues

A very thorough explanation of how character encoding works.

Posted on February 26, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Accessible Web Typography

An e-book about accessible typography on the web.

Posted on February 26, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

CSS Buttons

Sophie Gousset describes a way of using CSS to create buttons.

Posted on February 27, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Minimizing Flickering CSS Background Images in IE6

Ryan Carver explains how to avoid flicker in IE.

Posted on February 27, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

SimpleQuiz › Part XIII : Empholdics

How would you mark up emphasis, bold, and italics all at once?

Posted on February 27, 2004 in (X)HTML, CSS, Quicklinks

Simple clean CSS rollover menus with lists

A whole bunch of examples of how a list of links can be styled with CSS.

Posted on February 28, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS Drop Shadows

A tutorial that explains how to create flexible dropshadows that can be applied to any block element.

Posted on February 28, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Borders Part II

CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Borders Part II

Posted on February 28, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

The benefits of Web Standards to your visitors, your clients and you!

What web standards are and why you should use them.

Posted on February 28, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

The Page Paradigm

Users don’t care where they are in the website.

Posted on February 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability