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.
An assessment of accessibility and standards conformance in four EU countries.
Some things to consider for print designers moving to the web.
A way of preventing annoying flicker in IE.
A discussion on when to use the title attribute.
A presentation held at Web Visions 2004.
Common markup mistakes, why they can cause problems, and how to fix them.
Are serif or sans serif fonts best for body copy on the web?
Discussions on the use of XHTML heading elements.
A directory of standards compliant sites developed in ASP or ASP.NET.
Does :hover really belong in CSS?
A discussion on the best way of marking up an address.
A discussion on common problems, frustrations and misunderstandings with CSS-based layout.
Accessible movie reviews and an example of an advanced, accessible table.
Several methods for vertical centering with CSS.
A two-part article on styling tables with CSS.
The next generation markup language.
Designing defensively by using elastic design.
A study of how margins and leading affect online reading performance.
Simple and ready-to-use CSS menu designs.
Before my vacation started, I told myself I needed to take a break from this site as well as from…
A comparative survey of ten high profile websites.
Six guidelines for writing better link text.
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…
Examples of how using Web Standards can save money.
A list of checkpoints for web standards compliance.
A bunch of clever ways of using PHP to replace custom tags with HTML tags.
A thorough explanation of vertical margin-collapsing.
A presentation on XHTML and the transition to Web Standards.
A discussion on metadata and content attributes.
Several solutions to the IE unordered list whitespace bug.
Using efficient markup will help keep bandwidth usage down, and make pages load faster. If that isn’t enough, and you…
DOCTYPEs matter. MIME types matter. Both are important.
Learn how to format dates so that everybody can understand them.
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…
SEO best practices that will help your site rank well in search engine results.
How to dynamically update a document’s content by using XMLHttpRequest and innerHTML.
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.
An online tool for optimising style sheets.
Recommendations on articles, tutorials and books for learning about CSS and Web standards.
How to produce and maintain quality CSS when working in a team.
Some tips on how to be creative in whatever it is you do.
A CSS tutorial for beginners and intermediates.
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…
XHTML 2.0 replaces the accesskey attribute with the access attribute.
A look at recent techniques for spamming search engines.
Some typographical details that are often overlooked on the web.
A site based on Web Standards gets butchered by clueless web designers.
Make your site’s search engine more usable.
Make a good website, and your search rankings will improve.
CSS techniques for hiding elements from graphical browsers, but not from screen readers.
A client-friendly explanation of the benefits of web standards.
Accessible, web standards based makeovers of inaccessible sites.
Some thoughts on what characterises quality web design in the real world.
Just released: Netscape 7.2, based on Mozilla 1.7.
Note: this article is in Swedish. An English translation will be available later. Tidigare i år publicerade svenska Internetworld Sveriges…
The HTML or XHTML debate continues.
Note: This is a repost of something I first published in December 2003. Since this site gets a lot more…
Why many have stopped using Internet Explorer. You should, too.
Online travel services make their sites accessible.
Redesigns don’t necessarily make a site better or more useful.
Not the best way of making a website accessible.
Information that should have been left in the 20th century.
Things to consider when making an about page for a website.
How to explain web standards to clients in a language they understand.
When I visit a website, especially if it’s the site of a competitor or a prospective client, I like viewing…
How to use transparent PNG images in modern browsers, and GIFs in others.
Providing quality content is the key to good search engine rankings.
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 closer look at some of the claims made in comments to my recent post about web development mistakes.
A collection of links to CSS resources.
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…
The latest technique for replacing HTML text with Flash.