Archived posts, January 2005

BlogAid - help tsunami victims

Pledge your January site earnings to Earthquake and Tsunami appeal.

Posted on January 1, 2005 in Quicklinks

26 steps to 15k a Day

A guide to getting more traffic to your site.

Posted on January 2, 2005 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation

Beware of Opening Links in a New Window

The top five reasons not to force links to open in new windows.

Posted on January 2, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

Chapters hides itself from the validator

Hiding from the validator doesn’t make your site better.

Posted on January 3, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Guide to Unicode, Part 3

The third and final part of Lachlan Hunt’s very thorough article series.

Posted on January 4, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General

Internet Explorer is free falling

Internet Explorer is losing market share faster and faster.

Posted on January 4, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

2005 Weblog Awards Nominations

Go nominate me and your other favourites ;-)

Posted on January 4, 2005 in Quicklinks

Complex Table Inspector

A tool for checking accessibility features of HTML tables.

Posted on January 5, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Digital Proof–Fuel for the fire

A site dedicated to providing information on why you should not use Internet Explorer.

Posted on January 6, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Accesskeys and keyboard shortcuts

Some thoughts on the implementation of shortcut keys on websites and in web applications.

Posted on January 6, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

Web Applications - The Wave Of The Future

Some thoughts on the future of web applications.

Posted on January 7, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks, Web General

Six Apart Guide to Comment Spam

How comment spam works and how to fight it.

Posted on January 7, 2005 in Movable Type, Quicklinks

Float Nightmares

Dave Hyatt is forced by other browsers to make Safari disregard the CSS standard.

Posted on January 8, 2005 in Browsers, CSS, Quicklinks

Navigation blindness

How to deal with the fact that people tend to ignore navigation tools.

Posted on January 9, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability

Turning a list into a navigation bar

How to use CSS to create a horizontal navigation bar out of a simple ordered list.

Posted on January 10, 2005 in CSS

A wish came true

I received a package in the mail today.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Quicklinks

Mac mini

It’s here. Now there’s no excuse for any web professional to not buy a Mac.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Mac, Quicklinks

@media 2005

A web standards and accessibility conference in London, this summer.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Big, Stark and Chunky

Designing for low-vision people is dramatically different.

Posted on January 12, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Colour Contrast Check Tool

Check your colours for accessibility, complete with yummy sliders.

Posted on January 12, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Mouseover DOM Inspector

View the properties of any HTML element on a page.

Posted on January 13, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

Favourite Mozilla and Firefox extensions

One of the things that make Mozilla and Firefox so great is the number of excellent extensions that are available…

Posted on January 13, 2005 in Browsers

A rant about the state of blogging

No, we haven’t heard it all before. Not enough, anyway.

Posted on January 13, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General, Web Standards

More DWWS translations available

Read about web standards and accessibility in eight languages.

Posted on January 14, 2005 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Block vs. Inline

A three-part series of articles on block-level and inline-level elements in HTML and CSS.

Posted on January 14, 2005 in (X)HTML, CSS, Quicklinks

Untold Mysteries of CSS

Molly reveals some under-described CSS features.

Posted on January 15, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Killing referrer spam

Don’t want spammers in your referrer logs? Here’s how to get rid of them.

Posted on January 15, 2005 in Quicklinks

Web Essentials ‘04 notes

Notes from Joe Clark’s accessibility presentations at Web Essentials ‘04.

Posted on January 15, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Getting Lost in Cyberspace

A presentation on accessibility problems with site navigation.

Posted on January 16, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Usability

Semantics of <span>

There are cases where span is the most appropriate element to use.

Posted on January 17, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

The perils of using XHTML properly

A discussion of the issues involved in serving XHTML with the application/xhtml+xml MIME type.

Posted on January 18, 2005 in (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Web Standards

Tabular Weirdness

The caption element can be quite tricky to style.

Posted on January 19, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Color Scheme Generator 2

Create balanced colour schemes and see what they look like to people with various colour vision deficiencies.

Posted on January 19, 2005 in Accessibility, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Redundancy vs. Dependency

Different ways of dealing with CSS cascading.

Posted on January 20, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Accessibility From The Ground Up

An accessibility primer for web designers.

Posted on January 20, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Commenting update

Adding comments to posts at this site should be easier now.

Posted on January 20, 2005 in Movable Type, Quicklinks

IE and italics

Ever seen IE/Win ruin a layout just because a few words are in italics? I have.

Posted on January 21, 2005 in Browsers, CSS, Quicklinks

Inheritance vs Cascade

Two fundamental CSS concepts that sometimes get mixed up.

Posted on January 22, 2005 in Quicklinks

Display problems in Firefox

Recently a couple of readers contacted me, noting that they couldn’t see any comments on my site in Firefox. In…

Posted on January 23, 2005 in Browsers

ECMAScript Menu System

An accessible, DOM compliant, collapsible menu system.

Posted on January 23, 2005 in Accessibility, JavaScript, Quicklinks

2005 Bloggie finalists

Look carefully in the “Best web development weblog” category.

Posted on January 24, 2005 in Quicklinks

The writing process

A description of my workflow for researching and writing articles, followed by a discussion containing great tips from my readers.

Posted on January 26, 2005 in Writing

Design For Accessibility

A presentation on accessibility.

Posted on January 27, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

The Firefox Explosion 

The Wired 13.02 cover story on Firefox.

Posted on January 27, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Killing Referral Spam

One more way of keeping the trash out of your referrer logs.

Posted on January 30, 2005 in Quicklinks

Web Application Form Design

The pros and cons of different web form layouts.

Posted on January 30, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability

An introduction to mod_security

An alternative to mod_rewrite for fighting comment and referrer spam.

Posted on January 31, 2005 in Quicklinks

Accessibility for the cognitively impaired

Accessibility is not just about visually impaired people.

Posted on January 31, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks