Archived posts, August 2005

Ajax Mistakes

A list of mistakes often made when developers start using Ajax.

Posted on August 7, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

Defending Opera

Joe Clark wants to like Opera, but runs into problems with Opera advocates.

Posted on August 7, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Accessible Data Tables

A very comprehensive article on the correct use of HTML tables.

Posted on August 8, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Accessibility

Scrolling and Scrollbars

Don't mess with scrollbars if you want your site to be usable.

Posted on August 13, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability, Accessibility

The danger of a better Internet Explorer

Is the improved web standards support in Internet Explorer 7 a good thing only, or will it put the future health of the web at risk by tempting developers to use more proprietary features?

Posted on August 14, 2005 in Web Standards, Browsers

Make Your Site Mobile-Friendly in Two Minutes

Using server-side scripting to make your site faster on mobile devices.

Posted on August 15, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web General, Usability

The WaSP DOM Scripting Task Force

An effort to increase the quality of scripting on the web.

Posted on August 16, 2005 in Web Standards, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Mobile Web Design - The Series

A series of articles on building websites for mobile devices.

Posted on August 17, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General, Accessibility

Default Place-Holding Characters

No longer necessary. In fact, don't do it.

Posted on August 23, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

PDF Accessibility

Most PDFs on the web should not be PDFs. But they can be made accessible.

Posted on August 24, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Does accessibility encourage discrimination?

A discussion on whether it is acceptable for a website to be accessible to people with disabilities but inaccessible to people that use alternative browsing devices or operating systems.

Posted on August 25, 2005 in Accessibility

A List Too Far Apart?

Comments on the very wide fixed-width layout of A List Apart.

Posted on August 28, 2005 in Quicklinks

HTML tags vs. elements vs. attributes

An article that explains the difference between tags, elements, and attributes in HTML.

Posted on August 30, 2005 in (X)HTML