Archived posts, June 2004

ieCapture

For those of us who don’t have access to a PC for browser testing.

Posted on June 1, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Equal height boxes with CSS, part II

Update: Reading the comments to this, I can see that several people have misunderstood what I’m doing here. This does…

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 Quicklinks, Web Standards

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 Browsers, Quicklinks, Web Standards

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 Quicklinks, Web Standards

WHAT Working Group

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

Posted on June 5, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

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

WaSP Survey

Let the people at the Web Standards Project know what you work with and how you use web standards.

Posted on June 8, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

CSS Teaser Box

Just a little something that may be of use to someone. It’s pretty common for websites to have “teasers” that…

Posted on June 9, 2004 in CSS

What is an accessible website?

Jim Byrne examines four ways of defining what makes a website accessible.

Posted on June 9, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

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…

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

Against Search Engine Optimisers

An interesting article on search engine optimisers, and why many of them should be avoided.

Posted on June 11, 2004 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation

CSS 2 Selector Fundamentals

A thorough explanation of the different kinds of selectors in CSS 2.

Posted on June 11, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Standards backlash

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

Posted on June 11, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

webstandardsgroup.se

Intended to be a source of information on web standards, in Swedish.

Posted on June 12, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

The real reason for web standards

Andrei Herasimchuk on the real reason why you should care about web standards. This is required reading.

Posted on June 12, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Accessible HTML/XHTML Forms

An excellent guide to creating accessible web forms.

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

Where do we go from here?

Some ideas on how to make more people aware of, and use, web standards.

Posted on June 14, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

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…

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 Browsers, CSS, Quicklinks

Firefox 0.9

Mozilla Firefox 0.9 has been released.

Posted on June 15, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Web Developer Extension

An excellent extension for Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox.

Posted on June 16, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

SEO and Non-HTML Sites

How to make non-HTML content show up in search engines.

Posted on June 17, 2004 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation

Mozilla 1.7

Mozilla 1.7 is now available.

Posted on June 18, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Microsoft.com Redesign

Milan Negovan redesigns microsoft.com as an educational exercise in web standards.

Posted on June 19, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Statistics defence

Arguments against the “statistics defence” many people use as an excuse for ignoring accessibility.

Posted on June 19, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Flexible news list

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

Posted on June 20, 2004 in CSS

Keyboard Usage and Tabindex

How adding tabindex attributes to links can cause accessibility problems.

Posted on June 20, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Web Standards Link Bonanza

A huge list of links to web standards resources.

Posted on June 21, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Structural naming conventions

Interesting ideas on naming conventions for common page elements.

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

Sliding Doors Meets CSS Sprites

”Sliding doors” tabs with fewer images.

Posted on June 22, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS Redesigns

A presentation of the process of converting two news sites from tables to CSS for layout.

Posted on June 22, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Camino 0.8

Version 0.8 of Camino, the Mozilla based browser for Mac OS X, is out.

Posted on June 23, 2004 in Browsers, 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 Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Hidden Information

Many accessibility techniques provide information that is hidden from most users.

Posted on June 24, 2004 in 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

Microsoft.com Redesign: Pardon Our Dust

Part four of Milan Negovan’s microsoft.com redesign exercise.

Posted on June 25, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

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….

Posted on June 25, 2004 in CSS

CSS Hack Management

How to manage CSS hacks when you have to use them.

Posted on June 26, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

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 (X)HTML, CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

A Validation Tale

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

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

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….

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 Quicklinks, Web General

Validation

Andy Budd writes about his take on validation.

Posted on June 28, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Microsoft.com Redesign: The Final Frontier

The final installment of the Microsoft.com redesign project.

Posted on June 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Zeldman vs. drop-down menus

Zeldman shares his feelings on drop-down menus.

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

Articles on Search Engine Positioning

Twelve articles and a glossary on SEO.

Posted on June 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation, Writing

Internet Explorer Too Risky

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

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