Archived posts, November 2005
Apple Safari is the first officially released browser to pass the Acid2 browser test. Safari 2.0.2 also seems to fix the FOUC problem.
Robert Scoble lists twelve reasons web entrepreneurs aren’t using Microsoft’s software.
Once a showcase for commercial websites embracing web standards, Disney Store UK is now a prime example of regressive web development.
Information that may help you choose between HTML and XHTML for the next website you produce.
Looking for a reason to go to New Zealand? The Webstock conference is a really good one.
The RSS platform in Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista will only support feeds that are well-formed XML.
There is no such thing as an alt tag in HTML. Alt is an attribute, required for the img element and specified in the img tag.
On November 14, 2005, the third round of submissions for English language sites will open. Got a great site? Come join the network!
Kevin Hale at Particletree has compiled a list of typography resources. I added a few more.
Make your site accessible to all human visitors and your search engine rankings will improve.
Results of usability studies on tabbed browsing as implemented in Firefox, along with some suggestions for improvement.
A colour blind person’s views of how colour blindness affects web browsing. It rarely does.
Camino, a Mozilla-based web browser for Mac OS X, is getting close to version 1.0. And it is really good.
Some things to avoid unless you want your email messages to annoy your friends and colleagues.
Let your design be flexible instead of rigid and you will avoid lots of frustration when creating CSS-based layouts.
Design sites aren’t very good at using web standards. And purely visual designers often misunderstand accessibility.
A CSS Zen Garden-like site that simulates a CMS-based site instead of just a single, static page.
A valid way of using conditional comments to hide something from Internet Explorer for Windows.
An Ajax-based slideshow system that stores data in an XML file instead of as HTML.
Web professionals who refuse to update their skills and insist on using outdated methods can no longer be called web professionals.
A story of how AT&T’s corporate website was brought into web standards.
If liquid or elastic layouts are not your thing, take a look at this for a more flexible way of keeping your fixed width layout.
Instant messaging can be distracting and make it hard to focus on what you are working on, but it can also be an efficient communication tool.
How well do major companies and government departments in Australia use web standards and other best practices on their websites?
Try to avoid using technical jargon when talking to your clients, unless they are developers who can be expected to know what you’re talking about.
Microsoft informs developers using ASP.NET 2.0 how to configure it to produce valid and accessible markup.
A collection of old school web design and development hacks that were widely used before developers started abandoning table based layouts and adopting web standards.
Some tips on creating better presentations and becoming a better presenter.
Peter-Paul Koch on css, web standards, elitism and how to reach the new amateurs.
Being able to browse the web with a Nokia 6680 3G phone is very convenient and really makes you appreciate accessible websites that are based on web standards.
A good introduction to semantics and document structure for anyone who hasn’t already started thinking structurally when marking up documents.
The makers of Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Konqueror have agreed to implement a common set of security features in their browsers.
We have a position open for a web designer with excellent graphic design skills and a solid understanding of usability.
Using web standards will not in some mysterious and unexplained way prevent innovation and creativity.
Some developers seem to be so eager to implement Ajax and other buzzwords that they don’t take the time to consider how doing so will affect accessibility.
Version 1.5 of Mozilla Corporation’s Firefox web browser has been released. Go download it now.
Microsoft still has some catching up to do when it comes to understanding Strict DOCTYPEs and XHTML 1.0 vs. 1.1.
Internet Explorer has a lot of frustrating bugs in its CSS implementation. But it’s not the only web browser to have CSS bugs.