2006 first half-year review

Here in the faraway Sweden, not quite as close to the North Pole as some believe, we have this long-standing tradition of taking a really long vacation during our short but beautiful summer. For the last few years I have been following this tradition, and I will do so this year as well.

That means there will be very little activity here until my five week vacation is over at the end of July. There may be the occasional Quicklink, but don’t expect a whole lot to happen. I’ll try to stay away from the computer and spend my time reading books, working in the garden, going fishing, and being lazy in general.

So I’ll see you in August, although posting will most likely be somewhat less regular since I am starting on a fairly large side-project (more on that later) that will take up some time. I’ll do my best to keep it from intruding too much on my writing.

So what’s with the first half-year review thing in the title? It refers to this list of links to some of the most popular articles I’ve written so far this year, in chronological order:

I’m leaving comments on for now, so feel free to keep the discussions going.

Posted on June 23, 2006 in Accessibility, Life, Web Standards


  1. Have an excellent time! Recharge those batteries and enjoy some peace and quiet.


  2. It must be nice to get such a long holiday - something only school children and teachers are privilaged to here! I’m most jealous.

    I hope you have a good break - I’ve certainly enjoyed the first half of ‘06 here at 456.

  3. I’m going on holiday for the month of July too.. I wonder how many other bloggers are? It’s going to be quite around the blogosphere for a while.. at least us geeks can finally get some sun, though :) Have fun!

  4. Cheers, Roger. Have a great time. We’ll see you when you get back.

    P.S. Can’t wait to hear about your new project, whatever it is.

  5. And this is the point in time where I try to catch up on all the content you’ve actually written in the half year. :)

  6. June 25, 2006 by Fredrik Norlin

    I just realized I’ve been reading this blog since your last vacation :)

    Have a great time!

  7. I agree with Fredrik! It feels like only a month ago that I read about your annual break last year. Think it’s time I took a holiday ;) Have a good one.

  8. I wish we had that tradition here in the States. I just read an article saying we take the fewest vacation days of any Western country. That tradition sucks!

    Anyhow, I hope to recharge my batteries in September…

    Enjoy your time off.

  9. Sorry, I’m guilty for the empty comment above.

    Nice and good vacations for you… ¡recharge your batteries and come back full of energy!

  10. June 28, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Thanks, I will try to recharge. I’m going to need the energy.

    Maniquí: No worries, I removed the empty comment :-).

  11. Yea it si that time of year to kick back and enjoy the fruits of your labor, what books are you going to read while you veg?

  12. June 29, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)
  13. I just love the short but beautiful summer in sweden. Thank you SMHI! :) /J

  14. Roger: That’s some books to bring on your vacation! I wish I had the money to afford some more webdesign books.

  15. he he sounds like a plan i am following from today and the next four weeks ahead. Have a nice summer and enjoy the weather :-)

  16. You do that, meanwhile Im going to work on stealing the #1 google spot for “Roger Johansson”

    And since Im not a web guy, Im gonna post really bad html/css tips to de-associate our name with the web :-P

    [Evil laughter]


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