Archived posts, September 2004

Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments

A few weeks ago I posted about my experiences with content negotiation, and some roadblocks I ran into when looking…

Posted on September 1, 2004 in (X)HTML, Search Engine Optimisation, Web Standards

YourTotalSite

Helps you develop the web better.

Posted on September 1, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Designer and user partnership

Both designers and users need to adapt to the flexibility of the web.

Posted on September 2, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability, Web General

Back To Basics: HTML

Think you know HTML? You probably don’t. Especially if you use ASP.NET.

Posted on September 2, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

CSS templates competition

Create a CSS + XHTML template for Style Master and win some cash.

Posted on September 2, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Bullet madness

A growing collection of bullets and arrows.

Posted on September 3, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Going from iso-8859-1 to utf-8

I’d like to start using utf-8 for character encoding. This whole site is currently in iso-8859-1. Each time I try…

Posted on September 4, 2004 in Movable Type

Full height sliding columns

A technique for creating equal height columns in a liquid layout.

Posted on September 5, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Web Standards in Education and Government

Speaker notes from Dean Jackson’s (W3C) presentation at Web Essentials 04.

Posted on September 5, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Paper vs. Pixels - Part 2

An explanation of some very important differences between designing for print and for the web.

Posted on September 5, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Vanliga misstag inom webbuteckling

Note: this article is a Swedish translation of Web development mistakes, Redux. När jag besöker en webbplats gillar jag att…

Posted on September 6, 2004 in Web Standards

Text Email Newsletter (TEN) Standard

A standard designed to increase usability and accessibility of plain text email newsletters.

Posted on September 6, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability, Web General

Ten CSS tricks you may not know

A list of useful CSS tricks that are unkown to many.

Posted on September 6, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Pocket-Sized Design

Suggestions for creating a handheld-friendly style sheet.

Posted on September 6, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Absolutely relative

Absolute and relative CSS positioning explained.

Posted on September 7, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Dynamic Elements

Why hiding and showing elements as a result of user interaction can reduce usability and accessibility.

Posted on September 7, 2004 in Quicklinks

Ten CSS tricks analysed by Tantek

Tantek Çelik makes some corrections and improvements to a recent Evolt article.

Posted on September 8, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Mastery, Mystery, and Misery

Jakob Nielsen defines three different approaches to web design.

Posted on September 8, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability

Universal Accessibility

Slides from a presentation on web accessibility.

Posted on September 9, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Bad XHTML

When using XHTML, some details are often overlooked.

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

The perversion of Web Standards

Comments on the comments on my post about Web development mistakes.

Posted on September 9, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Grids, tables, CSS

In a few recent posts, starting with the one in which he talks about the technique used for Sliding Faux…

Posted on September 9, 2004 in CSS

Open Source CMS recommendations wanted

Back in April, I posted Content Management System needed, asking for advice on which CMS to recommend for a client….

Posted on September 10, 2004 in Content Management

mozilla.org Markup Reference

A document that defines a vocabulary of semantic markup and classes.

Posted on September 10, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Less readable to be more accessible?

An interesting discussion about the Text Email Newsletter Standard.

Posted on September 10, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

The Economics of XHTML

Why using strict, semantic XHTML will save and make your business money.

Posted on September 11, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Web design and development book reviews

One of the great things about working in the field of web design and development is that there is so…

Posted on September 12, 2004 in Site news

Accessible Menu Tabs

Accessible menu tabs with rounded corners.

Posted on September 12, 2004 in Accessibility, CSS, Quicklinks

sIFR 2.0b: Come Kick the Tires

A beta version of Scalable Inman Flash Replacement 2.0 is now available.

Posted on September 13, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web General

Standards Savings

Eric Meyer comments on Rakesh Pai’s article The Economics of XHTML.

Posted on September 13, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Web Essentials 04

The list of presenters and subjects really makes me wish Australia wasn’t so far away.

Posted on September 13, 2004 in Quicklinks

Why we are so zealous

Some reasons why high code quality is important.

Posted on September 14, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Best practices in online captioning

A guide to publishing accessible video on the web.

Posted on September 14, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Converting your team

Being the only person on a team of web designers and developers who knows or cares about web standards is…

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Web Standards

Accessible alternatives

A discussion on when and how to provide text equivalents for images.

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Don’t Make Me Think

My review of an excellent book on usability.

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Reviews

min-height: fixed;

How to give an element a minimum height without using min-height.

Posted on September 17, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

IE loses market share

Yet another report of Internet Explorer losing market share. Hope is alive.

Posted on September 17, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Designing Web Usability

My review of this must-have book by Jakob Nielsen.

Posted on September 18, 2004 in Reviews

The Best of Eyetrack III

The key results of recent eyetracking research done on news sites.

Posted on September 18, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability, Web General

html.css

Take a look around the web without default CSS rules.

Posted on September 19, 2004 in Quicklinks

Web standards religion? What religion?

In a recent ZDNet column, John Carroll tells makers of alternative (meaning non-Internet Explorer) browsers to drop the religion. What…

Posted on September 20, 2004 in Web Standards

(X)HTML Specs Made Easy

Block level and inline level XHTML elements explained.

Posted on September 20, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Web Standards Planet

Connecting web standards related bloggers and sites.

Posted on September 20, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Speed Up Your Site

A review of Andrew King’s book on website optimisation. Learn how to make your site faster.

Posted on September 21, 2004 in Reviews

Resolution dependent layout

A promising looking way of using different layouts for different viewport sizes.

Posted on September 21, 2004 in CSS, JavaScript, Quicklinks

CSS positioning and z-index

A thorough guide to the effect of z-index values on relative and absolute CSS positioning.

Posted on September 21, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Accessibility vs Branding

The other day I came a cross a pretty strange discussion, at least from my point of view, in a…

Posted on September 22, 2004 in Accessibility, Web Standards

Spread Firefox

In case you haven’t already, go download Firefox 1.0 PR.

Posted on September 22, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Gbrowser based on Mozilla? Let’s hope.

Rumours say that Google are going to release a browser based on Mozilla.

Posted on September 23, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Printing stylesheets

Use server side scripting to load a print stylesheet.

Posted on September 23, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Cost-Effective Website Acceleration

A three-part article series on website acceleration.

Posted on September 24, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Slide Show Beta

Eric Meyer has created a slide show system based on a single XHTML document.

Posted on September 24, 2004 in JavaScript, Quicklinks, Web General

Copy and Paste

A description of problems caused by character encoding mismatches.

Posted on September 26, 2004 in Content Management, Quicklinks, Web General

The Elements of Typographic Style

A review of Robert Bringhurst’s classic book on typography.

Posted on September 26, 2004 in Reviews

Styling form controls

A question that is frequently asked in forums like the css-discuss mailing list is how to style form controls in…

Posted on September 27, 2004 in CSS

Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons

Excellent advice on the use of checkboxes and radio buttons.

Posted on September 27, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

Sliding Doors for IE 5.0 Mac

A technique which can be used to make IE 5.0 Mac behave better.

Posted on September 28, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS Property Reference

HTML Dog now has a CSS 2.1 property reference.

Posted on September 29, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Internet Explorer headed for extinction?

Interesting reading.

Posted on September 30, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks