Archived posts, May 2004

A Roadmap to Standards

Dave Shea has posted a guide for anyone who wants to learn about and use web standards, but doesn’t know where to start.

Posted on May 1, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

What Is Web Accessibility?

An overview of what web accessibility is and who you need to consider when building an accessible website.

Posted on May 1, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Mountaintop Corners

Dan Cederholm explains a technique to create boxes with rounded corners.

Posted on May 1, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Does Microsoft Care About Web Standards?

An article on how Microsoft disregards web standards in their web browsers, authoring tools, and server software.

Posted on May 1, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

User Responsibility

An interesting discussion on when web accessibility becomes the responsibility of the user.

Posted on May 1, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Web User Education Guidelines

Derek Featherstone presents guidelines for teaching web users about accessibility.

Posted on May 2, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Is Microsoft listening?

Is Microsoft listening? Maybe. Robert Scoble is collecting feedback on IE. Let him know what you want fixed. Be as…

Posted on May 2, 2004 in Browsers, Web Standards

Scalable Mini Tabs

Dan Cederholm has updated his mini tabs to support text resizing.

Posted on May 4, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Staying valid

Simon Willison explains how he keeps the XHTML on his site valid.

Posted on May 4, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Styling Form Widgets

Cameron Adams on why styling form elements is often a bad idea.

Posted on May 5, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

SimpleQuiz Part XVI: Launching Windows

Interesting discussion on how to launch new windows when using XHTML 1.0 Strict.

Posted on May 7, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Navigation Matrix

Didier Hilhorst explains how to create an image-based navigation bar that uses only one image file.

Posted on May 7, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Semantics vs bold and italics

In his article When Semantic Markup Goes Bad, Matthew Thomas writes about why always replacing <i> and <b> with <em>…

Posted on May 9, 2004 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, Web Standards

Extending XHTML: Target and Strict

How to extend XHTML to make it allow the target attribute.

Posted on May 9, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Learning Resources

A large collection of resources on HTML, XHTML, CSS, accessibility, usability, and more.

Posted on May 10, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web General

Specifying the language of content

A W3C document on practical techniques related to specifying the language of content.

Posted on May 11, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Characters and Encodings

A W3C document that provides practical techniques related to character sets, encodings, and other character-specific matters.

Posted on May 11, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Opera 7.50

Opera 7.50 has been released, and it’s looking great, so give it a try.

Posted on May 12, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Clearing floats without a clearer

A way of clearing a floated element without having to add extra markup.

Posted on May 16, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Tables for layout?

Recently, both Andy Budd and Dave Shea have written about how they consider using tables for layout acceptable in some…

Posted on May 16, 2004 in CSS, Web Standards

How to size text using ems

Richard Rutter (Clagnut) explains how to size text using ems.

Posted on May 18, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

The right tool for the right job

An interesting story about tools.

Posted on May 18, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Son of Suckerfish Dropdowns

Suckerfish dropdown menus with improved accessibility and compatibility.

Posted on May 18, 2004 in CSS, JavaScript, Quicklinks, Web General

What is RSS/XML/Atom/Syndication?

Dave Shea explains RSS, XML, Atom, syndication, news feeds etc.

Posted on May 19, 2004 in Content Management, Quicklinks, Web General

Mapping DTDs: making validation usable

DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.

Posted on May 20, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Slight Design Tweak

As you may have noticed, I’ve made some minor design changes. Except for a problem in IE5/Win where the navigation…

Posted on May 23, 2004 in Site news

Onion Skinned Drop Shadows

Yet another way of creating drop shadows with CSS.

Posted on May 23, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Municipal Web Accessibility

Alt Tags have tested 408 Californian city websites for accessibility and usability, with disappointing results. 89 % of the websites…

Posted on May 23, 2004 in Accessibility

Ticked Off Visited Links

Simon Collison writes about an alternative way of styling visited links.

Posted on May 23, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

:BefTer Drop Shadows

Use the :before and :after pseudo elements to create drop shadows.

Posted on May 24, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Bookmarks for standards testing

Joe Clark has posted a huge list of links to web standards and accessibility resources.

Posted on May 27, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Budget Design

Budget Design: Increase Profit by Improving Process is an eBook from Sinelogic that offers good advice on how to make web projects profitable.

Posted on May 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Equal height boxes with CSS

Many web designers really like the idea of being able to place two or more containers, or boxes, side by…

Posted on May 30, 2004 in CSS

Non-latin Lorem Ipsum

Get your dummy text in other languages and character encodings than the standard iso latin.

Posted on May 31, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General