Archived posts, June 2004

Equal height boxes with CSS, part II

Since Internet Explorer doesn't support the display:table, display:table-row and display:table-cell properties, it obviously messes up the…

Posted on June 1, 2004 in CSS

Web Standards ROI

D. Keith Robinson on how developing with web standards lets you do more in less time.

Posted on June 1, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Color palette creator

A nice little tool that generates a colour palette based on a colour of your choice.

Posted on June 2, 2004 in Quicklinks

The Browser Wars Reignite

An interesting (and frightening) article on the new browser war.

Posted on June 2, 2004 in Web Standards, Browsers, Quicklinks

10 reasons for web standards

Simon Jessey lists ten reasons to develop with web standards. There are many more.

Posted on June 4, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

WHAT Working Group

A newly created group which will be working on extending browser technologies.

Posted on June 5, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

The Myth of Accessibility

Kevin Leitch claims that accessibility is little more than a myth. Read the comments for an interesting discussion.

Posted on June 6, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

CSS Teaser Box

Just a little something that may be of use to someone. It's pretty common for websites to have "teasers" that show an excerpt of a full ar…

Posted on June 9, 2004 in CSS

Default link styles inaccessible?

Derek Featherstone points out that the default link styles of most browsers don't follow the WCAG.

Posted on June 10, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Ampersands and validation

Anne van Kesteren writes about the XML entities that must be encoded in Ampersands matter. One of those entities is the ampersand, &, …

Posted on June 10, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML

Standards backlash

Molly E. Holzschlag responds to the recent frustrations being expressed by some standards evangelists.

Posted on June 11, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms

An excellent guide to creating accessible web forms.

Posted on June 12, 2004 in Accessibility, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

HTML and CSS for Mobiles

A test page to examine how web enabled PDAs and phones handle CSS media types.

Posted on June 14, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS teaser box revisited

In case you had a look at my CSS teaser box demo from last week, you'll know that it has one flaw: its width is fixed. I wanted to find a …

Posted on June 14, 2004 in CSS

Creating Liquid Layouts with Negative Margins

Clever use of negative margins to create semi-liquid, source ordered layouts.

Posted on June 15, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Mobile CSS is a Reality

A follow-up to HTML and CSS for Mobiles.

Posted on June 15, 2004 in CSS, Browsers, Quicklinks

Web Developer Extension

An excellent extension for Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox.

Posted on June 16, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Flexible news list

Time for yet another example of a ”flexible boxes with rounded corners” technique. This time I've created a flexible news list…

Posted on June 20, 2004 in CSS

Web Standards Link Bonanza

A huge list of links to web standards resources.

Posted on June 21, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Structural naming conventions

Interesting ideas on naming conventions for common page elements.

Posted on June 21, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Sliding Doors Meets CSS Sprites

”Sliding doors” tabs with fewer images.

Posted on June 22, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

5 questions to ask your web development team

Five questions that managers and site owners should be asking their web developers.

Posted on June 24, 2004 in Web Standards, Accessibility, Quicklinks

10 Accessibility Blunders of the Big Players

Trenton Moss takes a look at common accessibility problems on many major websites.

Posted on June 24, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Flexible box with custom corners and borders

This will be the last thing I write about boxes with rounded corners, custom borders or dropshadows for a while. I promise ;) Next time I'…

Posted on June 25, 2004 in CSS

Designing a CSS based template

A step-by-step tutorial on creating a CSS based page template.

Posted on June 26, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Structural naming

Further thoughts on structural naming conventions from Eric Meyer.

Posted on June 26, 2004 in Web Standards, CSS, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

A Validation Tale

Real world examples of why validation is very important and can be a great help.

Posted on June 26, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

On separate but equal design

An excellent article on text-only alternatives and accessibility.

Posted on June 27, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Inverted Sliding Doors Tabs

A few days ago I promised to write about something that isn’t about different ways of styling boxes with CSS. To keep that promise (…

Posted on June 28, 2004 in CSS

Quick guide to UTF-8

How to convert your website to the UTF-8 character encoding.

Posted on June 28, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Validation

Andy Budd writes about his take on validation.

Posted on June 28, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Zeldman vs. drop-down menus

Zeldman shares his feelings on drop-down menus.

Posted on June 29, 2004 in Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Internet Explorer Too Risky

Recent articles on the security risks involved in using Internet Explorer.

Posted on June 29, 2004 in Web Standards, Browsers, Quicklinks