Archived posts, December 2004

Browser statistics and choices

There's been a flood of reports, reviews and articles on web browsers lately. And they've appeared all over the place - in blogs, in onlin…

Posted on December 1, 2004 in Browsers

Strictly Speaking

If you're going to use XHTML, don't settle for Transitional.

Posted on December 1, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Internet Explorer is already breaking the web

Would the web really break if Microsoft fixed IE? Molly Holzschlag made a post about Breaking the web the other day, pointing to Tristan N…

Posted on December 2, 2004 in Browsers, Web Standards, CSS

Accessibility: On a shoe-string

Basic tips for checking accessibility.

Posted on December 3, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Accessible Flash

A tutorial on creating accessible Flash content.

Posted on December 4, 2004 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

The Most Hated Advertising Techniques

Jakob Nielsen lists the kind of ads we hate the most.

Posted on December 6, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General, Usability

The 6 Myths Of Creativity

Interesting observations on creativity in the workplace.

Posted on December 6, 2004 in Quicklinks

The alt and title attributes

When browser vendors bend the standards and implement something in a different way than what the specification states, they may cause prob…

Posted on December 8, 2004 in Accessibility, Usability, (X)HTML

Clearing floated images in body text

A problem that I've been running into more often in these days of CSS based layouts than I did back in the old table days is the "image-st…

Posted on December 14, 2004 in CSS

The Marriage of Presentation and Structure

A presentation by Molly E. Holzschlag and Ethan Marcotte.

Posted on December 14, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Cutting the wires - it's iBook time

I haven't had a laptop computer for a couple of years, and I can't say I've missed having one all that much. That quickly changed after I …

Posted on December 18, 2004 in Mac

Targeting Small Screens

Some thoughts on CSS support in handheld devices.

Posted on December 19, 2004 in CSS, Browsers, Quicklinks


Not everything in HTML is called a tag. Learn what is what.

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

456 Berea Street highlights of 2004

The year 2004 is coming to an end. It's been a great year for this site, which has seen a fifteen-fold traffic increase since January. Big…

Posted on December 21, 2004 in Site news

Body Switchers, Director's Cut

Andy Clarke’s stylesheet switcher has been updated.

Posted on December 27, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks, JavaScript

Guide to Unicode, Part 1

The first in a series of articles explaining Unicode.

Posted on December 28, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Guide to Unicode, Part 2

Lachlan Hunts’ article series on Unicode continues.

Posted on December 29, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Avoid 404

Use better URLs to avoid visitors getting a “404 Page Not Found”.

Posted on December 30, 2004 in Usability, Quicklinks, Web General

Predictions and hopes for 2005

As I noted last week, 2004 has been an interesting year for this site. It has also been one of the more -- if not the most -- exciting yea…

Posted on December 31, 2004 in Web General