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.
Information that may help you choose between HTML and XHTML for the next website you produce.
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.
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.
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Web professionals who refuse to update their skills and insist on using outdated methods can no longer be called web professionals.
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?
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.
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.