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 Web Standards, Quicklinks

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 Web Standards, Quicklinks

User Responsibility

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

Posted on May 1, 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 specific as possible, t…

Posted on May 2, 2004 in Web Standards, Browsers

Styling Form Widgets

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

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

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> and…

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

Learning Resources

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

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

Specifying the language of content

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

Posted on May 11, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

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 Web Standards, 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 cases. While I unde…

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 Web Standards, Quicklinks

What is RSS/XML/Atom/Syndication?

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

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

Mapping DTDs: making validation usable

DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.

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

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 did n…

Posted on May 23, 2004 in Accessibility

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 Web Standards, Accessibility, Quicklinks

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 Web General, Quicklinks

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 side and make them be of equal he…

Posted on May 30, 2004 in CSS