Archived posts, May 2004
Dave Shea has posted a guide for anyone who wants to learn about and use web standards, but doesn’t know where to start.
An overview of what web accessibility is and who you need to consider when building an accessible website.
Dan Cederholm explains a technique to create boxes with rounded corners.
An article on how Microsoft disregards web standards in their web browsers, authoring tools, and server software.
An interesting discussion on when web accessibility becomes the responsibility of the user.
Derek Featherstone presents guidelines for teaching web users about accessibility.
Is Microsoft listening? Maybe. Robert Scoble is collecting feedback on IE. Let him know what you want fixed. Be as…
Dan Cederholm has updated his mini tabs to support text resizing.
Simon Willison explains how he keeps the XHTML on his site valid.
Cameron Adams on why styling form elements is often a bad idea.
Interesting discussion on how to launch new windows when using XHTML 1.0 Strict.
Didier Hilhorst explains how to create an image-based navigation bar that uses only one image file.
In his article When Semantic Markup Goes Bad, Matthew Thomas writes about why always replacing <i> and <b> with <em>…
How to extend XHTML to make it allow the target attribute.
A large collection of resources on HTML, XHTML, CSS, accessibility, usability, and more.
A W3C document on practical techniques related to specifying the language of content.
A W3C document that provides practical techniques related to character sets, encodings, and other character-specific matters.
Opera 7.50 has been released, and it’s looking great, so give it a try.
A way of clearing a floated element without having to add extra markup.
Recently, both Andy Budd and Dave Shea have written about how they consider using tables for layout acceptable in some…
Richard Rutter (Clagnut) explains how to size text using ems.
An interesting story about tools.
Suckerfish dropdown menus with improved accessibility and compatibility.
Dave Shea explains RSS, XML, Atom, syndication, news feeds etc.
DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.
As you may have noticed, I’ve made some minor design changes. Except for a problem in IE5/Win where the navigation…
Yet another way of creating drop shadows with CSS.
Alt Tags have tested 408 Californian city websites for accessibility and usability, with disappointing results. 89 % of the websites…
Simon Collison writes about an alternative way of styling visited links.
Use the :before and :after pseudo elements to create drop shadows.
Joe Clark has posted a huge list of links to web standards and accessibility resources.
Budget Design: Increase Profit by Improving Process is an eBook from Sinelogic that offers good advice on how to make web projects profitable.
Many web designers really like the idea of being able to place two or more containers, or boxes, side by…
Get your dummy text in other languages and character encodings than the standard iso latin.