Archived posts, September 2005

Firefox investigation

When project managers who do not know about web standards run the show.

Posted on September 1, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Basic webstandards Workshop

Russ Weakley covers more than the basics in this one.

Posted on September 2, 2005 in Accessibility, CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

Great news from the IE Blog. Now where’s the Mac version?

Posted on September 3, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

footerStickAlt - positioning a footer with CSS

A slight modification of the footerStick method for positioning a footer with CSS.

Posted on September 3, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Optimizing CSS presentation in HTML emails

Use CSS to improve the markup of HTML emails.

Posted on September 5, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks, Web Standards

addEvent() considered harmful

Required reading if you use Scott Andrew LePera’s addEvent() event handler script.

Posted on September 5, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

Print-friendly CSS and usability

A discussion on whether using CSS media types to automatically load a print stylesheet may break user expectations when printing web pages.

Posted on September 6, 2005 in CSS, Usability

Starting with CSS

A set of CSS rules to use as a starting point.

Posted on September 6, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Web Standards Are Your Responsibility

Stop looking for excuses not to use web standards.

Posted on September 7, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

CSS Syntax Checker for BBEdit and TextWrangler

Helps keep your CSS as valid as your markup.

Posted on September 9, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

The Autistic Cuckoo is dead

One of my favourite bloggers is calling it quits. Very sad news.

Posted on September 9, 2005 in Quicklinks

CSS Table Gallery

Data tables styled with CSS.

Posted on September 10, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Declaring Languages in HTML and XHTML

A good summary of techniques for specifying the language of content.

Posted on September 11, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Ten favourite Mac applications

List your ten favourite shareware or freeware Mac applications.

Posted on September 11, 2005 in Mac

Screen Readers and CSS Layout

Screen readers speak content in the order it is in the markup, not in the order it is displayed on-screen.

Posted on September 12, 2005 in Accessibility, CSS, Quicklinks

Custom borders with advanced CSS

Using advanced CSS to create custom corners and borders with multiple background images and generated content.

Posted on September 12, 2005 in CSS

10 Reasons Clients Don’t Care About Accessibility

Chris Heilmann makes a good analysis of most clients’ current attitude to web accessibility.

Posted on September 13, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Why do we have to fight?

Why do many decision makers, project managers, and tool manufacturers prevent us from doing things right?

Posted on September 14, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Write Clear Titles

Write clear and meaningful titles for your articles and make sure to use that text in the title element.

Posted on September 15, 2005 in Quicklinks

Who’s There? - an ebook about blogs

Seth Godin’s ebook is currently available as a free download.

Posted on September 15, 2005 in Quicklinks

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

The Web Developer Toolbar can help you perform some manual accessibility checks.

Posted on September 16, 2005 in Accessibility, Browsers, Quicklinks

No Mr. Ballmer, Microsoft Will not Win the Web

Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin.

Posted on September 17, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Keyboard navigation problems in IE and Safari

Internet Explorer and Safari have similar problems with in-page keyboard navigation.

Posted on September 17, 2005 in Accessibility, Browsers, Browsers

Ethical search engine optimization

Promoting a website without using ugly tricks that can get it demoted or banned.

Posted on September 18, 2005 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation

Typetester

A web application that lets you compare different typefaces and settings side by side.

Posted on September 18, 2005 in Quicklinks, Typography

Check marking visited links

How to use generated content in CSS to insert a check mark symbol after visited links.

Posted on September 19, 2005 in Browsers, CSS, Typography

Opera is now a free browser

No more banners, no more licensing fee. Just a good browser.

Posted on September 20, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Hand coding

Why hand-coding HTML and CSS is better than using WYSIWYG applications.

Posted on September 20, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General

Footnotes

Footnotes don’t exist in HTML, but you can fake them. Or not.

Posted on September 21, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Sensible email

Some good tips for writing email messages that get their job done.

Posted on September 22, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability

Line length and readability

Long lines of text may not be that bad for on-screen readability after all.

Posted on September 23, 2005 in Quicklinks, Typography, Usability

CAP&Design Interview

I’m featured in the latest issue of Swedish design magazine CAP&Design.

Posted on September 24, 2005 in Accessibility, Interviews, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Accessible “read more” links

Use CSS to make “read more” links more accessible to screen reader users.

Posted on September 24, 2005 in Accessibility, CSS, Quicklinks

Guide to weblog comments

How to become a good blog commenter.

Posted on September 25, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General

CSS hacking for WYSIWYG CMSs

Many WYSIWYG CMSs that use in-page editing have problems with CSS based layouts.

Posted on September 26, 2005 in CSS, Content Management, Quicklinks

CSS 2.1 selectors, Part 1

Part 1 of 3 in a series of articles explaining the selectors available in CSS 2.1.

Posted on September 26, 2005 in CSS

Measuring text readability

How to check and improve the readability of your texts.

Posted on September 27, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Writing

CSS3 Multi-column layout considered harmful

Please think twice before using multiple columns to display longer articles on-screen.

Posted on September 28, 2005 in Accessibility, CSS, Usability

Unobtrusive registration forms

What to do when you simply cannot avoid forcing users through a registration form.

Posted on September 29, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability

Collecting links for printing

Collect all URIs in a document and display them in a tidy list for printing.

Posted on September 29, 2005 in CSS, JavaScript, Quicklinks