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…

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

Firefox-Based Netscape IE

Reviews of the upcoming version of Netscape, based on Firefox.

Posted on December 1, 2004 in Browsers, 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…

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

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 Accessibility, Quicklinks

Ben Mono: Dual

Artist: Ben Mono Title: Dual Genre: Trip-hop/Nu-jazz Released: 2003 German Paul Beller’s first album consists of complex beats behind…

Posted on December 4, 2004 in Music

Mark Rae: Into the Depths

Artist: Mark Rae Title: Into the Depths Genre: Nu-Hip-Funk Released: 2004 This second solo album from Mark Rae, part…

Posted on December 4, 2004 in Music

Non-Latin Latin

Generate non-Latin dummy text. Hey, they even have Swedish!

Posted on December 6, 2004 in Quicklinks

The Most Hated Advertising Techniques

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

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

The 6 Myths Of Creativity

Interesting observations on creativity in the workplace.

Posted on December 6, 2004 in Quicklinks

Relatively Absolute

Nice and thorough explanation of positioning with CSS.

Posted on December 7, 2004 in CSS, 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…

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

Usability Guidelines

A checklist for evaluating a website’s usability and accessibility.

Posted on December 10, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

Float Layouts

A guide to one of the trickier aspects of CSS: floating.

Posted on December 11, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

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…

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

Creating Liquid Faux Columns

How to create equal height liquid columns with CSS.

Posted on December 15, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Style Master CSS podGuide

A CSS guide for your iPod (3rd generation or newer).

Posted on December 15, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Forgotten Element Types

A reminder of the HTML elements we often forget to use.

Posted on December 16, 2004 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Web Design World cool-down

Common misunderstandings and areas of confusion in contemporary web design.

Posted on December 18, 2004 in 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…

Posted on December 18, 2004 in Mac

IE5/Mac mattered

Yes, it is getting to the point where it isn’t worth the hassle anymore.

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

Targeting Small Screens

Some thoughts on CSS support in handheld devices.

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

Flash Totanus Loader

Yet another method to embed Flash in a valid XHTML 1.0 Strict document.

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

HTML Tags

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…

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, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Guide to Unicode, Part 1

The first in a series of articles explaining Unicode.

Posted on December 28, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

How and when to use sIFR

A nice summary of when using sIFR is appropriate.

Posted on December 28, 2004 in JavaScript, Quicklinks, Web General

Guide to Unicode, Part 2

Lachlan Hunts’ article series on Unicode continues.

Posted on December 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web General

Avoid 404

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

Posted on December 30, 2004 in Quicklinks, Usability, 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…

Posted on December 31, 2004 in Web General