Archived posts, August 2004

Speed up your web pages

Ten ways to speed up the download time of your web pages.

Posted on August 2, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Competent Classing

Some tips on using classes and IDs efficiently.

Posted on August 3, 2004 in CSS, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Clickable Link Backgrounds

A nice way of making background images in lists clickable.

Posted on August 3, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Document Outline Panel

A Firefox extension that displays an outline of the current document.

Posted on August 3, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Stop IE flicker

A way of preventing annoying flicker in IE.

Posted on August 3, 2004 in Web General, CSS, Quicklinks

Seven Deadly Markup Sins

Common markup mistakes, why they can cause problems, and how to fix them.

Posted on August 3, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Headings and document structure

Discussions on the use of XHTML heading elements.

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

:hover Considered Harmful

Does :hover really belong in CSS?

Posted on August 5, 2004 in JavaScript, CSS, Quicklinks

SimpleQuiz Part XVII: Addresses

A discussion on the best way of marking up an address.

Posted on August 5, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Joe Does the Movies

Accessible movie reviews and an example of an advanced, accessible table.

Posted on August 5, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Vertical centering using CSS

Several methods for vertical centering with CSS.

Posted on August 5, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

New XHTML 2 working draft

The next generation markup language.

Posted on August 6, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Reading Online Text

A study of how margins and leading affect online reading performance.

Posted on August 6, 2004 in Usability, Quicklinks

Drop the lost Explorer

Reasons to stop using Internet Explorer and switch to Firefox.

Posted on August 8, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Web design details

A list of questions to be considered when building a website.

Posted on August 8, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

3 pixels of frustration

An extremely frustrating bug in Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on August 8, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Content negotiation

Note: There is a follow-up to this article: Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments. As most of you probably know, XHTML should be serv…

Posted on August 8, 2004 in (X)HTML

Web Standards and money

Examples of how using Web Standards can save money.

Posted on August 8, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Web standards checklist

A list of checkpoints for web standards compliance.

Posted on August 8, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

CSS - Auto-height and margin-collapsing

A thorough explanation of vertical margin-collapsing.

Posted on August 9, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

HTML, XHTML and semantics

A presentation on XHTML and the transition to Web Standards.

Posted on August 9, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Elements or attributes?

A discussion on metadata and content attributes.

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

Compression

Using efficient markup will help keep bandwidth usage down, and make pages load faster. If that isn’t enough, and you need to reduce…

Posted on August 10, 2004 in Web General

DOCTYPES and MIME types

DOCTYPEs matter. MIME types matter. Both are important.

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

What is the flow?

A CSS tutorial on positioning, floats and display models.

Posted on August 10, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Virtual Hosts for Dummies

A tutorial on enabling virtual hosts in your local Apache web server.

Posted on August 10, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Developing with web standards, refreshed

Developing with web standards, my (long) article on web standards and accessibility, turned out to be more popular than I could ever imagi…

Posted on August 11, 2004 in Web Standards

URI (IRI) design

Some thoughts on what makes a good URI.

Posted on August 11, 2004 in Web General, Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Designing a CSS based template - part V

The fifth part of Veerle Pieters’ CSS tutorial.

Posted on August 11, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

The perfect weblog system

A long and very detailed outline of what would make a great weblog system.

Posted on August 12, 2004 in Content Management, Quicklinks

XHTML media type test

Check which media types different browsers recognise.

Posted on August 13, 2004 in Browsers, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

About screen reader users

Three useful things learned from observing screen reader users.

Posted on August 13, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Sizing monospaced fonts

Something that’s been bothering me for a while is how difficult it seems to be to make text set in a monospaced font be of reasonably simi…

Posted on August 13, 2004 in CSS, Browsers

Search engine spam techniques

A look at recent techniques for spamming search engines.

Posted on August 14, 2004 in Search Engine Optimisation, Quicklinks

Boosting your search ranking: it's no trick

Make a good website, and your search rankings will improve.

Posted on August 16, 2004 in Search Engine Optimisation, Quicklinks

Web standards makeovers

Accessible, web standards based makeovers of inaccessible sites.

Posted on August 17, 2004 in Web Standards, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Quick guide to XHTML

The HTML or XHTML debate continues.

Posted on August 19, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Browse Happy

Why many have stopped using Internet Explorer. You should, too.

Posted on August 20, 2004 in Web Standards, Browsers, Quicklinks

Web development mistakes

When I visit a website, especially if it’s the site of a competitor or a prospective client, I like viewing source and take a look at what…

Posted on August 24, 2004 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

A bit of transparency

How to use transparent PNG images in modern browsers, and GIFs in others.

Posted on August 24, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Microsoft.com towards standards?

Is the new microsoft.com design a move towards web standards or not?

Posted on August 26, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Standards resources for beginners

Dave Shea is looking for resources for people new to web standards.

Posted on August 26, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Column swapping

A CSS technique for creating two columns with equal height.

Posted on August 29, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Web development mistakes, redux

There have been a lot of comments on my recent post about common web development mistakes, and that's great. Not all comments are of the k…

Posted on August 30, 2004 in Web Standards