Back from nowhere
I’m sort of back from a much needed break, but it will be another couple of weeks before I resume more regular posting here. Anyway, I’m posting yet another (large) link dump to catch up. Yes, there’s been a bit too much of that here lately. Hopefully I’ll get around to writing something of my own soon.
- CSS from the Ground Up: Joe Gillespie has written a nice introduction to CSS. As you might guess from the title, it’s pretty basic, so if you come here regularly there’s probably nothing new in it for you. Great for anyone just getting started with HTML and CSS though.
- Accessibility humanized: Henrik Olsen writes about the difference between user testing and accessibility validation tools.
- Top Five Search Engine Optimization Myths: Shari Thurow lists five things you don’t want to hear from whoever is helping you optimize your site for search engines.
- Safari 1.2: Apple has released a new version of Safari, along with an updated version of Java.
- OmniWeb 5: A public beta of OmniWeb 5 is available for download.
- Browser Support 2004: Dave Shea lets us know which browsers he tests his work in and why.
- CSS Design: Custom Underlines: In A List Apart #169, Stuart Robertson explains how CSS can be used to create custom underlines for links.
- Introduction to CSS: A beginner’s guide to CSS by Ross Shannon of HTMLSource.
- In The IE Factor and IE Factor, Exemplified, Douglas Bowman shares the pain he gets from having to deal with the unpredictable behaviour of Internet Explorer.
- Interface Design Issues #1: The Bloggies Ballot and Interface Design Issues #2: Consistency and standards are the first two articles in a series in which Andrei Herasimchuk examines the interface design of web sites and web applications.
- Real world use of standards: In a message to the Web Standards Group mailing list, Russ Weakley lets us know his approach to selling web standards to clients and bosses/management.
- Definition lists - misused or misunderstood?: Russ Weakley explains what definition lists are, when to use them and how to style them.
- Ten Mistakes Writers Don’t See (But Can Easily Fix When They Do): Pat Holt lists common writing mistakes.
- CSS Filters and Hacks: Chris at dithered.com has collected a large number of techniques that can be used to hide CSS from certain browsers.
- Zeldman under the iron: Previously only available to pro members, the full under the iron interview with Jeffrey Zeldman is now available for free.
- Floats, Margins and IE: Steve Clason shows how to work around yet another IE bug. As a bonus, the same method can be used to fix another bug, described by Big John in The IE Doubled Float-Margin Bug.
- Pure CSS tooltips: SantaKlauss has come up with a neat way of using CSS to display tooltips.
- An interview with Dave Shea: Craig Saila interviews Dave Shea for Digital Web Magazine.
- MT/PHP powered portfolio: Jon Hicks describes how he used Movable Type to create a portfolio section on his site.
- The Business Case for Web Accessibility: Andy Budd explains what web accessibility is and how building an accessible website can be good for business.
- Simple Tricks for More Usable Forms: Simon Willison writes about some tricks that can be used to improve the usability of forms.
- Friday Challenge: A while back, in Flexible vs fixed, I described a problem I couldn’t find a solution for. The problem remained unsolved until Dave Shea posted a similar question, and Ryan Brill answered with his negative margin solution.
- Words come before looks in web design: Gerry McGovern’s second article on web agencies and web design.
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