Archived posts, August 2004
Ten ways to speed up the download time of your web pages.
Some tips on using classes and IDs efficiently.
A nice way of making background images in lists clickable.
A Firefox extension that displays an outline of the current document.
A way of preventing annoying flicker in IE.
Common markup mistakes, why they can cause problems, and how to fix them.
Discussions on the use of XHTML heading elements.
Does :hover really belong in CSS?
A discussion on the best way of marking up an address.
Accessible movie reviews and an example of an advanced, accessible table.
Several methods for vertical centering with CSS.
The next generation markup language.
A study of how margins and leading affect online reading performance.
Reasons to stop using Internet Explorer and switch to Firefox.
A list of questions to be considered when building a website.
An extremely frustrating bug in Internet Explorer for Windows.
Note: There is a follow-up to this article: Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments. As most of you probably know, XHTML should be serv…
Examples of how using Web Standards can save money.
A list of checkpoints for web standards compliance.
A thorough explanation of vertical margin-collapsing.
A presentation on XHTML and the transition to Web Standards.
A discussion on metadata and content attributes.
Using efficient markup will help keep bandwidth usage down, and make pages load faster. If that isn’t enough, and you need to reduce…
DOCTYPEs matter. MIME types matter. Both are important.
A CSS tutorial on positioning, floats and display models.
A tutorial on enabling virtual hosts in your local Apache web server.
Developing with web standards, my (long) article on web standards and accessibility, turned out to be more popular than I could ever imagi…
Some thoughts on what makes a good URI.
The fifth part of Veerle Pieters’ CSS tutorial.
A long and very detailed outline of what would make a great weblog system.
Check which media types different browsers recognise.
Three useful things learned from observing screen reader users.
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…
A look at recent techniques for spamming search engines.
Make a good website, and your search rankings will improve.
Accessible, web standards based makeovers of inaccessible sites.
The HTML or XHTML debate continues.
Why many have stopped using Internet Explorer. You should, too.
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…
How to use transparent PNG images in modern browsers, and GIFs in others.
Is the new microsoft.com design a move towards web standards or not?
Dave Shea is looking for resources for people new to web standards.
A CSS technique for creating two columns with equal height.
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…