Archived posts, January 2006
The access element in XHTML 2 will apparently suffer from the same problems as the accesskey attribute in current versions of HTML and XHTML.
Graphic design is very important on the web, but sometimes it is given too much importance, especially by graphic designers coming from ad agencies.
Nominations for The 2006 Bloggies have opened. I have nominated my favourite weblogs of the year. Have you?
Version 1.0 of the indispensable extension for Firefox, Flock, and Mozilla has many new features and bug fixes.
Make sure you don’t miss the major European web development conference of the year - @media 2006 in London this June.
The Star html Selector Bug will be fixed in Internet Explorer 7. Will it affect web developers who have exploited the bug to target specific CSS rules at IE?
WCAG 2.0 suggests calculating the luminosity contrast ratio between foreground and background colours to ensure readability.
A list of things that are important to keep in mind when you start blogging.
Websites that, despite being created or substantially updated during the era of web standards, ignore or misuse those standards are failed redesigns.
How to enclose blockquotes in large and stylish quotation marks without using images.
CSS 3 brings us many powerful new CSS selectors. Browser support is currently lacking, but taking a look at what lies ahead is still useful.
How to use CSS to create bar graphs from unordered lists or data tables.
Advice on helping search engines pick the right URL when there are multiple URLs available for a certain page.
An article with good advice for making forms usable and a discussion about how web developers can be more efficient when creating online forms.
Comments on the good, the bad, and the missing features of the latest working draft of the CSS3 Multi-column layout module.
Even if Apple were to give away Macs for free, there would still be fanatic Mac-haters complaining that they are expensive and overpriced.
What would you say to a client asking which is better of HTML 4.01 Strict and XHTML 1.0 Strict?
Available in WebKit nightly builds, the Web Inspector you browse the DOM of the current document and inspect the properties of any element.
Collecting web development design patterns to promote the development of a pattern language for web development.
I am moving house and will not have an Internet connection at home for approximately a month, so there will be fewer posts around here for a while.
The 2006 Weblog Awards finalists have been announced, and 456 Berea Street is a finalist in the “Best web development weblog” category!
A few people from the team behind Nokia’s new web browser for S60 mobile phones talk about the project and share some screenshots of the browser in action.
Veerle tagged me for the four things meme. Read on if you want to learn a little bit more about me.
The accesskey attribute may cause conflicts with existing shortcut keys. Here are two different approaches to letting users define their own accesskeys.
Five actions you can take to improve areas where the quality of many websites deteriorates over time.