Archived posts, April 2007

WCAG 2.0 released today

Completely out of the blue, the Final Recommendation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was released today.

Posted on April 1, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Joining the W3C HTML Working Group

The new W3C HTML Working Group really is open to the community of Web professionals. Consider joining. I did.

Posted on April 2, 2007 in (X)HTML, HTML 5, Quicklinks

base2.DOM is my kind of JavaScript library

Dean Edwards has created a library that is standards-based and lets JavaScript look like JavaScript.

Posted on April 3, 2007 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

HTML Dog: The Best-Practice Guide to XHTML and CSS (Book review)

Patrick Griffiths transforms the HTML Dog website into a book promoting best practice XHTML and CSS.

Posted on April 5, 2007 in (X)HTML, Reviews, Web Standards

Lame excuses for not being a Web professional

Excuses that may be valid in some circumstances are too often used to cover up somebody’s lack of knowledge about modern Web design or development.

Posted on April 10, 2007 in Web Standards

Adding vs. not removing accessibility

Only sites that are badly constructed to begin with or have had too many accessibility-removing additions grafted on need to be made accessible.

Posted on April 11, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Guidelines for creating better markup

Writing good markup is a craft. Here are some guidelines that will help you improve the quality of your markup.

Posted on April 12, 2007 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Statistics help needed

I want to turn three columns of data into useful diagrams, but simply cannot figure out how to do it.

Posted on April 14, 2007 in Usability

Poll results: 50.4% of respondents maximise windows

The results of a poll that asked respondents if they maximise their Web browser window, which OS they use, and what resolution their screen is.

Posted on April 15, 2007 in Web General

Unobtrusive and keyboard accessible connected select boxes

One nice approach to creating connected select boxes that are keyboard accessible and do not require JavaScript.

Posted on April 18, 2007 in Accessibility, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design (Book review)

Andy Clarke combines technical know-how and wicked graphic design skills to create a fantastic, forward-looking book on CSS.

Posted on April 20, 2007 in CSS, Reviews, Web Standards

5 questions for 35 designers

Smashing Magazine asked 35 designers 5 questions each and compiled the answers into a huge article with many good design tips.

Posted on April 23, 2007 in Interviews, Quicklinks

How to prevent HTML tables from becoming too wide

A rarely used CSS property comes to the rescue when dealing with oversized content in tables.

Posted on April 25, 2007 in CSS

The Autistic Cuckoo returns (sort of)

Tommy Olsson temporarily resurrects his blog to inform us of some great articles he has published on other sites.

Posted on April 26, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Interviewed for AppleMac.se

In an interview for the Swedish Apple blog AppleMac.se, I talk a bit about my experience of being a Mac user.

Posted on April 30, 2007 in Interviews, Quicklinks