Archived posts, June 2004
For those of us who don’t have access to a PC for browser testing.
Update: Reading the comments to this, I can see that several people have misunderstood what I’m doing here. This does…
D. Keith Robinson on how developing with web standards lets you do more in less time.
A nice little tool that generates a colour palette based on a colour of your choice.
An interesting (and frightening) article on the new browser war.
Simon Jessey lists ten reasons to develop with web standards. There are many more.
A newly created group which will be working on extending browser technologies.
Kevin Leitch claims that
accessibility is little more than a myth. Read the comments for an interesting discussion.
Let the people at the Web Standards Project know what you work with and how you use web standards.
Just a little something that may be of use to someone. It’s pretty common for websites to have “teasers” that…
Jim Byrne examines four ways of defining what makes a website accessible.
Derek Featherstone points out that the default link styles of most browsers don’t follow the WCAG.
Anne van Kesteren writes about the XML entities that must be encoded in Ampersands matter. One of those entities is…
An interesting article on search engine optimisers, and why many of them should be avoided.
A thorough explanation of the different kinds of selectors in CSS 2.
Molly E. Holzschlag responds to the recent frustrations being expressed by some standards evangelists.
Intended to be a source of information on web standards, in Swedish.
Andrei Herasimchuk on the real reason why you should care about web standards. This is required reading.
An excellent guide to creating accessible web forms.
A test page to examine how web enabled PDAs and phones handle CSS media types.
Some ideas on how to make more people aware of, and use, web standards.
In case you had a look at my CSS teaser box demo from last week, you’ll know that it has…
Clever use of negative margins to create semi-liquid, source ordered layouts.
A follow-up to HTML and CSS for Mobiles.
Mozilla Firefox 0.9 has been released.
An excellent extension for Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox.
How to make non-HTML content show up in search engines.
Mozilla 1.7 is now available.
Milan Negovan redesigns microsoft.com as an educational exercise in web standards.
Arguments against the “statistics defence” many people use as an excuse for ignoring accessibility.
Time for yet another example of a ”flexible boxes with rounded corners” technique. This time I’ve created a flexible news…
tabindex attributes to links can cause accessibility problems.
A huge list of links to web standards resources.
Interesting ideas on naming conventions for common page elements.
”Sliding doors” tabs with fewer images.
A presentation of the process of converting two news sites from tables to CSS for layout.
Version 0.8 of Camino, the Mozilla based browser for Mac OS X, is out.
Five questions that managers and site owners should be asking their web developers.
Many accessibility techniques provide information that is hidden from most users.
Trenton Moss takes a look at common accessibility problems on many major websites.
Part four of Milan Negovan’s microsoft.com redesign exercise.
This will be the last thing I write about boxes with rounded corners, custom borders or dropshadows for a while….
How to manage CSS hacks when you have to use them.
A step-by-step tutorial on creating a CSS based page template.
Further thoughts on structural naming conventions from Eric Meyer.
Real world examples of why validation is very important and can be a great help.
An excellent article on text-only alternatives and accessibility.
A few days ago I promised to write about something that isn’t about different ways of styling boxes with CSS….
How to convert your website to the UTF-8 character encoding.
Andy Budd writes about his take on validation.
The final installment of the Microsoft.com redesign project.
Zeldman shares his feelings on drop-down menus.
Twelve articles and a glossary on SEO.
Recent articles on the security risks involved in using Internet Explorer.