John Allsopp on the current and possible future states of semantics on the HTML based Web.
Eric Meyer explains the technical reasons for form controls being so hard to style consistently across platforms.
The WCAG Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of WCAG 2.0 and issued a new Call for review.
Writing good markup is a craft. Here are some guidelines that will help you improve the quality of your markup.
Only sites that are badly constructed to begin with or have had too many accessibility-removing additions grafted on need to be made accessible.
The new W3C HTML Working Group really is open to the community of Web professionals. Consider joining. I did.
Completely out of the blue, the Final Recommendation of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 was released today.
The top ten computer usability bloopers we see in the movies.
Andy Rutledge explains why using Web standards does not stifle the creativity of graphic designers.
In honour of the RSI Awareness Day, here is a nice tip for reducing the risk of getting wrist, arm, and neck pain from using a mouse.
I have several reasons for being interested in making the Web more accessible. What about you?
Whether an HTML document is valid or not does not tell the whole story about its quality.
Got some examples of really nasty markup, valid or invalid? Let's see it!
Safari gets support for multi-column layout and the text-stroke and box-shadow CSS properties.
Two collections of downloadable quality fonts, most of them free to use without restrictions.
The Safari team posts their response to the new W3C HTML Working Group Charter, and proposes several important changes.
A list of all elements and attributes currently included in the HTML 5 specification (which is a Working Draft).
Apple's new iPhone looks like a fantastic PDA/mobile Web browser, but what about its lack of keys with tactile feedback?
Google Custom Search Engine lets anybody create a specialised search engine. Here are some of interest for Web professionals.
97 percent of websites examined in a global survey on behalf of the United Nations do not meet even the most basic accessibility requirements.
A clever way of making the object element work as a replacement for iframe, even in Internet Explorer.
A mandatory download for all Web professionals - it is packed with features so unbelievably useful you won't know how you've been able to live without them.
Safari continues to increase its market share, continuously growing with over 45 percent compared to the same month last year.
Many sites use link phrases that are anonymous and meaningless. Help improve the Web by making yourself and your clients think before you link.
In general, sites that rely on Internet Explorer's quirks mode continue to display as intended in IE 7, while those that use too many CSS hacks have problems.
Detailed and correct answers to 37 frequently asked questions about HTML.
Perhaps it is time to replace accessibility statements with site help pages that are less technical.
Ten useful tips for writing CSS that is better, more efficient, and easier to maintain.
Twelve lessons to learn while going from table based layouts to mastering CSS.
A well-thought-out and easy-to-understand flow-chart that is helpful when trying to assess how a full-Flash site will affect SEO and accessibility.
Let's stop the pointless arguing about what Web accessibility is and help each other make the Web a better place.
Should Web designers and Web authors use q elements to mark up inline quotations or not? Opinions differ.
Teacher and Web standards advocate Lars Gunther interviewed about his efforts to change the way Web related subjects are taught in Swedish schools.
If current prerelease versions are anything to go by, Internet Explorer 7 is far from ready for release.
Why specifying monospace as a font-family alternative will make Safari render text smaller than other browsers.
The phasing out of Transitional DOCTYPEs is long overdue - they are called Transitional for a reason.
Please keep on writing helpful tutorials and informative articles and books on Web standards, accessibility, and best practices in general.
Because I felt like playing with type a little.
Designers that create fixed size layouts seem afraid to let the page scroll. Afraid to let the Web be the Web and behave like the Web.
A look at what can be trusted in reports generated by automated accessibility evaluation tools.
Detailed information on what causes FOUC and the different options browsers have when they encounter remote stylesheets.
Ten tips for organisations about to start a new website project, whether they are building a completely new website or redesigning their current one.
Using select boxes for hundreds of options is not very user friendly, but is there a better way of presenting long lists of options?
There are so many stylish, easy-to-use and fully featured newsreaders available for Mac OS X that it's hard to choose one.
A Web browser for Windows based on the Apple WebKit rendering engine, which is what Safari uses.
On 12 June 2006, ministers of 34 European countries signed the Riga Ministerial Declaration, which requires that all public websites are accessible by 2010.
Strict HTML and XHTML doctypes encourage the separation of semantic and presentational markup, so why do they allow inline CSS?
Good advice for web developers who want or need to use asynchronous scripting when building a web app.
A plugin which uses Tidy to automatically validate the HTML of every page you open in Safari.
Dave Shea on the history and future of CSS hacks and filters, and how to best deal with browser discrepancies in the future.
Next time you get a design request that you want to say no to, say why instead and start a conversation that makes both sides think.
Many accessibility-aware web professionals provide skip links to make in-page navigation easier. But is it ok to hide them?
The Glaucoma Research Foundation website has a well-written accessibility statement and site viewing widgets that are actually usable.
Which method does the IE Team recommend that web professionals use to test their work in both IE 6 and IE 7?
Last chance to submit comments on the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 before the document moves on to become a referenceable recommendation.
A list of ten huge mistakes no web designer or developer should be caught making.
Microsoft's new Web 2.0 shopping portal only accepts visitors who are using Internet Explorer for Windows.
Make your headlines work for you by bringing in new readers, and for your readers by helping them understand what your articles are about.
Google's homepage is now featuring an ad for Firefox with Google Toolbar that is only displayed to Internet Explorer users.
A story of web standards and accessibility from the release of HTML 3.2 in 1997 until now, with a look at what we can expect in the future.
A gallery of CSS based menu designs and CSS techniques for creating various types of tabbed navigation.
Accessites.org is a showcase for websites that dispel the myth that accessible websites have to be boring and basic.
The level of CSS support varies so much from one email client to another it's frustrating, but this guide will help you out when you need to create HTML newsletters.
In the latest builds of WebKit, single line text inputs can be heavily styled with CSS. Use with care.
Don't make web browsers guess which character encoding your content is using. Tell them and make your content readable for all your visitors.
How bad is it really to use an invalid target attribute to make a link open in a new window?
You do not need to use a unit when specifying line-height in CSS. Also be aware that the presence of a unit affects how line-height is calculated.
US based discount retailer Target has disregarded requests for making their website accessible and are now being sued.
Add Flash progressively and provide alternative content for people and user agents that can't or won't access information contained in Flash files.
A description of the different levels of CSS knowledge you may encounter within the web industry.
Five actions you can take to improve areas where the quality of many websites deteriorates over time.
The accesskey attribute may cause conflicts with existing shortcut keys. Here are two different approaches to letting users define their own accesskeys.
Available in WebKit nightly builds, the Web Inspector you browse the DOM of the current document and inspect the properties of any element.
What would you say to a client asking which is better of HTML 4.01 Strict and XHTML 1.0 Strict?
Comments on the good, the bad, and the missing features of the latest working draft of the CSS3 Multi-column layout module.
An article with good advice for making forms usable and a discussion about how web developers can be more efficient when creating online forms.
Advice on helping search engines pick the right URL when there are multiple URLs available for a certain page.
How to use CSS to create bar graphs from unordered lists or data tables.
Websites that, despite being created or substantially updated during the era of web standards, ignore or misuse those standards are failed redesigns.
A list of things that are important to keep in mind when you start blogging.
WCAG 2.0 suggests calculating the luminosity contrast ratio between foreground and background colours to ensure readability.
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?
The access element in XHTML 2 will apparently suffer from the same problems as the accesskey attribute in current versions of HTML and XHTML.
Andy Hume explains the technology used to display type on computer screens and goes through the basic principles of web typography.
CSS background images should only be used for presentational images, not for informational or functional images.
There are rumours going around that say Microsoft or Google are about to buy Opera Software.
Microsoft will end support for IE/Mac on December 31, 2005, and as of 31 January, 2006, it will no longer be available for download. Good riddance.
The start and end tags of some elements (html, head, body) may be completely removed from an HTML document, even though the elements themselves are required.
Many web applications and websites that don't work properly (or at all) in Safari would work if their developers did their job properly.
Remember to use the label element to associate form controls with their respective label texts.
A detailed list of the pros and cons of several different methods for creating a CAPTCHA.
If you don't have an accessibility statement on your site, this article explains how to write one. If you already have one, here's how to make it better.
A few tips on scoping projects to make sure both you and your clients are happy when the project is done.
An in-depth review of an audio CD where SEO expert Brad Fallon talks about ways of improving search engine rankings.
A website that explains how to apply the working principles described in The Elements of Typographic Style to the Web.
A couple of lists of predictions of what will happen in web design and development in 2006.
Notes on CSS coding style and separating design from content.
Some tips on how to deal with large amounts of email.
Marketing speak for "Rebuild your website with web standards to make it more profitable".
Tantek Çelik recaptures the history and evolution of CSS hacks and filters.
Examples of the funniest, weirdest and nuttiest comment spam to be posted on a blog.
A close look at the different parts of an XHTML document, all the way from the XML declaration to the closing html tag.
Examples of different approaches to making dynamic web content more accessible: WAI's dynamic web content accessibility and Web Forms 2.
Arguments against teaching beginners XHTML before they have mastered HTML.
An updated templates pack and step-by-step instructions on creating a CSS Toolshed entry are now available.
One new web development tip or trick published every day for the first 24 days of December 2005.
The Feed Validator for Atom and RSS is now available at the W3C website, and exposes its Web service as a SOAP 1.2 interface.
Using a bitmap image containing distorted text to verify that the user is human prevents several groups of disabled people from using web based services.
Essential information for anyone involved in creating or sending email newsletters that should reach and be read by their recipients.
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.
Using web standards will not in some mysterious and unexplained way prevent innovation and creativity.
Peter-Paul Koch on css, web standards, elitism and how to reach the new amateurs.
Some tips on creating better presentations and becoming a better presenter.
How well do major companies and government departments in Australia use web standards and other best practices on their websites?
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.
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.
An Ajax-based slideshow system that stores data in an XML file instead of as HTML.
A CSS Zen Garden-like site that simulates a CMS-based site instead of just a single, static page.
Design sites aren't very good at using web standards. And purely visual designers often misunderstand accessibility.
Let your design be flexible instead of rigid and you will avoid lots of frustration when creating CSS-based layouts.
Some things to avoid unless you want your email messages to annoy your friends and colleagues.
Camino, a Mozilla-based web browser for Mac OS X, is getting close to version 1.0. And it is really good.
A colour blind person's views of how colour blindness affects web browsing. It rarely does.
Make your site accessible to all human visitors and your search engine rankings will improve.
Kevin Hale at Particletree has compiled a list of typography resources. I added a few more.
The RSS platform in Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Vista will only support feeds that are well-formed XML.
Information that may help you choose between HTML and XHTML for the next website you produce.
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.
A story of what can happen when a client brings in an SEO consultant to improve search engine rankings.
A look at how well government websites in New Zealand adhere to web standards.
Mike Davies' notes and recollections from a media briefing on the topic of PDF accessibility.
Being able to set the minimum and maximum values for margin and padding would be very handy for liquid layouts.
Covering two approaches to designing for mobile devices: handheld stylesheets and mobile-specific sites.
Fully flexible source order of columns, equal height columns, and vertical grids - all in the same layout.
Many useful tips for increasing the usability of web based forms. I do have a few reservations about some of the tips.
A very handy little application that provides a real-time simulation of various types of colour blindness.
Everything you need to know about numeric character references and character entity references in HTML and XML.
Whether you are using CSS hacks or conditional comments, keep an eye on what happens when IE7 is released.
Has Firefox spread as far as it is going to spread? If so, why, and does it matter?
Usability problems are not only found on commercial websites - blogs can also be difficult to use.
Dissection of bugs that can occur with oversized content in Internet Explorer for Windows.
How to provide help for fields in web forms without using popup windows.
Still using CSS hacks for Internet Explorer? Kick the habit now or you'll be sorry.
A discussion on whether invalid HTML attributes may be acceptable under some circumstances.
Examples of techniques that improve usability and accessibility of web forms.
Two different explanations of how to calculate the specificity of selectors in CSS 2.1.
An article on the basics of Google's PageRank system.
A call for a unified way of promoting web standards.
Got a specific accessibility-related challenge that you'd like to tell others about?
Default values are used far more often than their relevance suggests.
Website navigation is a tool that should be kept simple to enable visitors to use it properly.
A comprehensive list of factors that affect the search engine ranking of a site.
Collect all URIs in a document and display them in a tidy list for printing.
Many WYSIWYG CMSs that use in-page editing have problems with CSS based layouts.
How to become a good blog commenter.
Use CSS to make "read more" links more accessible to screen reader users.
Long lines of text may not be that bad for on-screen readability after all.
Footnotes don't exist in HTML, but you can fake them. Or not.
Why hand-coding HTML and CSS is better than using WYSIWYG applications.
A web application that lets you compare different typefaces and settings side by side.
The Web Developer Toolbar can help you perform some manual accessibility checks.
Seth Godin's ebook is currently available as a free download.
Write clear and meaningful titles for your articles and make sure to use that text in the title element.
Why do many decision makers, project managers, and tool manufacturers prevent us from doing things right?
A good summary of techniques for specifying the language of content.
Data tables styled with CSS.
Helps keep your CSS as valid as your markup.
Required reading if you use Scott Andrew LePera's addEvent() event handler script.
A slight modification of the footerStick method for positioning a footer with CSS.
Great news from the IE Blog. Now where's the Mac version?
Russ Weakley covers more than the basics in this one.
When project managers who do not know about web standards run the show.
Comments on the very wide fixed-width layout of A List Apart.
Most PDFs on the web should not be PDFs. But they can be made accessible.
No longer necessary. In fact, don't do it.
A series of articles on building websites for mobile devices.
An effort to increase the quality of scripting on the web.
Using server-side scripting to make your site faster on mobile devices.
Don't mess with scrollbars if you want your site to be usable.
A very comprehensive article on the correct use of HTML tables.
Joe Clark wants to like Opera, but runs into problems with Opera advocates.
A list of mistakes often made when developers start using Ajax.
A discussion on whether XHTML should have draconian error handling or not.
How to make figures and presentations that are friendly to colour blind people.
Good advice for usability testing.
One step closer to better web standards support in assistive technology.
Web developers and designers talk about their passion for CSS.
Why is the WCAG working group lowering the importance of validity?
Andy Clarke follows up on his post about legislation and web accessibility.
Andy Clarke on why he doesn't believe in making web accessibility required by law.
Gez Lemon implements an alternative stylesheet for low vision people.
Please share your very best business arguments for accessibility. Now.
Web developers, disability organisations, and screen reader makers need to work together.
Comparing screen reader output of tables and unordered lists for navigation.
Child selection without the child combinator -- and it works in IE.
The roles are reversed for a change.
Apple moves from PowerPC to Intel x86 processors.
How to avoid overuse of div elements.
The W3C's Quality Assurance Group explains the downside of custom DTDs.
A rant about WYSIWYG editors that require IE/Win and generate crappy code.
A huge compilation of essential bookmarks for web professionals.
One way of solving the images off, CSS on problem with image replacement.
Questioning width and height values for images.
A very entertaining interview with accessibility guru Joe Clark.
How to install the W3C validator and use it to batch validate entire sites.
Fixed and fluid width combined. Sort of.
How to quickly find different sections of your CSS files.
Useful, unobtrusive, progressive enhancement ECMAScript.
Tommy talks about MIME types, HTML, floats, accessibility, and more.
A look at the the different approaches to implementing skip links.
Should developers spend time scripting around IE's poor CSS support?
HTML is next to dead, killed by non-conforming parsers.
A brief explanation of the basics of web accessibility.
An introduction to structural HTML and how it helps preparing a document for CSS styling.
Interesting discussion on how to keep class names non-presentational.
Should we spend more time on working around the shortcomings of IE?
The debate on HTML vs. XHTML continues.
Rounded corners without images. No, not CSS3 either.
An extension for Mozilla and Firefox that validates web pages on the fly.
HTML elements describe the meaning of content, not its looks.
A really simple way of clearing floats without extra markup.
How to choose the appropriate language code(s) and how to use them.
A step by step tutorial for building a flexible CSS based layout.
An article exploring the quirky percentages in IE6's visual formatting model.
CSS attribute selectors explained.
All about fonts for captions and subtitles.
Two articles that discuss managing and optimising CSS files on large sites.
Looks like they changed their minds. Sort of.
A great introduction to XMLHttpRequest.
Some suggestions on how Microsoft can achieve interoperability.
Many people don't realise that a website needs good content to work.
Things to think about before choosing a CMS for yourself or a client.
How URIs affect sustainability, perception of stability, and ease of use.
Andy Budd on the use of heading elements.
When will Firefox become truly mainstream?
Making sure a site stays accessible once it's been handed over to the client is difficult.
Dave Shea and others find combined RSS feeds annoying.
Accessibility is not just about visually impaired people.
The pros and cons of different web form layouts.
The Wired 13.02 cover story on Firefox.
An accessible, DOM compliant, collapsible menu system.
Ever seen IE/Win ruin a layout just because a few words are in italics? I have.
Different ways of dealing with CSS cascading.
caption element can be quite tricky to style.
There are cases where
span is the most appropriate element to use.
Notes from Joe Clark's accessibility presentations at Web Essentials '04.
Molly reveals some under-described CSS features.
Read about web standards and accessibility in eight languages.
View the properties of any HTML element on a page.
Check your colours for accessibility, complete with yummy sliders.
Designing for low-vision people is dramatically different.
It's here. Now there's no excuse for any web professional to not buy a Mac.
I received a package in the mail today.
Some thoughts on the future of web applications.
Some thoughts on the implementation of shortcut keys on websites and in web applications.
A tool for checking accessibility features of HTML tables.
Internet Explorer is losing market share faster and faster.
The third and final part of Lachlan Hunt's very thorough article series.
The top five reasons not to force links to open in new windows.
Use better URLs to avoid visitors getting a “404 Page Not Found”.
Lachlan Hunts’ article series on Unicode continues.
The first in a series of articles explaining Unicode.
Andy Clarke’s stylesheet switcher has been updated.
Not everything in HTML is called a tag. Learn what is what.
Some thoughts on CSS support in handheld devices.
A presentation by Molly E. Holzschlag and Ethan Marcotte.
Interesting observations on creativity in the workplace.
Jakob Nielsen lists the kind of ads we hate the most.
A tutorial on creating accessible Flash content.
Basic tips for checking accessibility.
If you're going to use XHTML, don't settle for Transitional.
Thoughts on accessibility and the use of automated checking tools.
Guidelines and examples that help you create accessible and usable web forms.
Turn a definition list into a scalable box with rounded corners.
Don't stop writing about web standards.
Typography examples and guides.
A List Apart is back, with a new take on style sheet switching.
The killer app for web standards?
AOL is bringing Netscape back to life. This time they're basing it on Firefox.
The current state of accessibility of PDF documents.
Some interesting observations on image replacement.
How a screen reader pronounces some common title separators.
A useful looking CSS hack.
Some interesting ideas on how adoption of modern web browsers can be sped up.
Eric Meyer explains CSS margin collapsing and how to avoid it.
Possible or not? Yes. No. Maybe. Who knows.
A quick and dirty introduction to accessibility.
A discussion on the pros, cons, and potential risks of using sIFR.
How to use CSS to allow scrolling within an HTML table.
On November 15, I'll be in Stockholm for BloggForum Stockholm 2004.
A follow-up to a previous post on resetting all CSS margins and paddings.
WaSP follow-up to the recent validation debate.
Version 1.0 of Eric Meyer's slide show system S5 is ready to go.
Basic CSS rules to start a new style sheet with.
A reminder of what came first.
Different techniques combined to make CSS tabs.
HTML vs XHTML and separating data from formatting explained.
A presentation held by Douglas Bowman at Web Essentials 04.
Interesting method for making design problems easier to handle.
The Swedish municipality of Kungälv recently rebuilt their site with standards.
A guide to setting up and using the text-only browser Lynx.
Slides from Dave Shea's keynote at Web Essentials 2004.
A new beta of Eric Meyer's Slide Show system.
Slides from Douglas Bowman's presentation at Web Essentials 2004.
Hiding form labels in an accessible way.
HTML Dog now has a CSS 2.1 property reference.
Excellent advice on the use of checkboxes and radio buttons.
A description of problems caused by character encoding mismatches.
Eric Meyer has created a slide show system based on a single XHTML document.
A three-part article series on website acceleration.
Use server side scripting to load a print stylesheet.
Rumours say that Google are going to release a browser based on Mozilla.
In case you haven’t already, go download Firefox 1.0 PR.
Take a look around the web without default CSS rules.
How to give an element a minimum height without using min-height.
A discussion on when and how to provide text equivalents for images.
A guide to publishing accessible video on the web.
Eric Meyer comments on Rakesh Pai's article The Economics of XHTML.
Accessible menu tabs with rounded corners.
Why using strict, semantic XHTML will save and make your business money.
Jakob Nielsen defines three different approaches to web design.
Tantek Çelik makes some corrections and improvements to a recent Evolt article.
Suggestions for creating a handheld-friendly style sheet.
A standard designed to increase usability and accessibility of plain text email newsletters.
Speaker notes from Dean Jackson's (W3C) presentation at Web Essentials 04.
A technique for creating equal height columns in a liquid layout.
A CSS technique for creating two columns with equal height.
Dave Shea is looking for resources for people new to web standards.
Is the new microsoft.com design a move towards web standards or not?
How to use transparent PNG images in modern browsers, and GIFs in others.
Why many have stopped using Internet Explorer. You should, too.
The HTML or XHTML debate continues.
Accessible, web standards based makeovers of inaccessible sites.
Make a good website, and your search rankings will improve.
A look at recent techniques for spamming search engines.
Three useful things learned from observing screen reader users.
Check which media types different browsers recognise.
A long and very detailed outline of what would make a great weblog system.
The fifth part of Veerle Pieters’ CSS tutorial.
Some thoughts on what makes a good URI.
A tutorial on enabling virtual hosts in your local Apache web server.
A CSS tutorial on positioning, floats and display models.
DOCTYPEs matter. MIME types matter. Both are important.
A discussion on metadata and content attributes.
A presentation on XHTML and the transition to Web Standards.
A thorough explanation of vertical margin-collapsing.
A list of checkpoints for web standards compliance.
Examples of how using Web Standards can save money.
An extremely frustrating bug in Internet Explorer for Windows.
A list of questions to be considered when building a website.
Reasons to stop using Internet Explorer and switch to Firefox.
A study of how margins and leading affect online reading performance.
The next generation markup language.
Several methods for vertical centering with CSS.
Accessible movie reviews and an example of an advanced, accessible table.
A discussion on the best way of marking up an address.
Does :hover really belong in CSS?
Discussions on the use of XHTML heading elements.
Common markup mistakes, why they can cause problems, and how to fix them.
A way of preventing annoying flicker in IE.
A Firefox extension that displays an outline of the current document.
A nice way of making background images in lists clickable.
Some tips on using classes and IDs efficiently.
Ten ways to speed up the download time of your web pages.
A couple of posts about using floats for layout from Eric Meyer.
The W3C’s HTML and XHTML Frequently Answered Questions.
Part four of a nice CSS tutorial.
How to prevent IE6/Win from dynamically collapsing margins.
An article on how to avoid and handle broken links.
A technique for creating slant-separated navigation bars.
A W3C document on the bases of Web architecture.
A discussion on the use of “home” links on websites.
A new CSS filter that can be used to import a separate CSS file for IE5/Mac.
Suggestions to help you minimize your muddling as a web developer.
WaSP asks the W3C how multimedia objects should be inserted into web documents.
A whole bunch of image replacement methods.
Recent articles on the security risks involved in using Internet Explorer.
Zeldman shares his feelings on drop-down menus.
Andy Budd writes about his take on validation.
How to convert your website to the UTF-8 character encoding.
An excellent article on text-only alternatives and accessibility.
Real world examples of why validation is very important and can be a great help.
Further thoughts on structural naming conventions from Eric Meyer.
A step-by-step tutorial on creating a CSS based page template.
Trenton Moss takes a look at common accessibility problems on many major websites.
Five questions that managers and site owners should be asking their web developers.
”Sliding doors” tabs with fewer images.
Interesting ideas on naming conventions for common page elements.
A huge list of links to web standards resources.
An excellent extension for Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox.
A follow-up to HTML and CSS for Mobiles.
Clever use of negative margins to create semi-liquid, source ordered layouts.
A test page to examine how web enabled PDAs and phones handle CSS media types.
An excellent guide to creating accessible web forms.
Molly E. Holzschlag responds to the recent frustrations being expressed by some standards evangelists.
Derek Featherstone points out that the default link styles of most browsers don't follow the WCAG.
Kevin Leitch claims that
accessibility is little more than a myth. Read the comments for an interesting discussion.
A newly created group which will be working on extending browser technologies.
Simon Jessey lists ten reasons to develop with web standards. There are many more.
An interesting (and frightening) article on the new browser war.
A nice little tool that generates a colour palette based on a colour of your choice.
D. Keith Robinson on how developing with web standards lets you do more in less time.
Budget Design: Increase Profit by Improving Process is an eBook from Sinelogic that offers good advice on how to make web projects profitable.
Joe Clark has posted a huge list of links to web standards and accessibility resources.
Yet another way of creating drop shadows with CSS.
DTD Mapper helps you decrypt Document Type Definitions.
Dave Shea explains RSS, XML, Atom, syndication, news feeds etc.
An interesting story about tools.
Richard Rutter (Clagnut) explains how to size text using ems.
A way of clearing a floated element without having to add extra markup.
A W3C document that provides practical techniques related to character sets, encodings, and other character-specific matters.
A W3C document on practical techniques related to specifying the language of content.
A large collection of resources on HTML, XHTML, CSS, accessibility, usability, and more.
Didier Hilhorst explains how to create an image-based navigation bar that uses only one image file.
Interesting discussion on how to launch new windows when using XHTML 1.0 Strict.
Cameron Adams on why styling form elements is often a bad idea.
An interesting discussion on when web accessibility becomes the responsibility of the user.
An article on how Microsoft disregards web standards in their web browsers, authoring tools, and server software.
Dan Cederholm explains a technique to create boxes with rounded corners.
An overview of what web accessibility is and who you need to consider when building an accessible website.
Dave Shea has posted a guide for anyone who wants to learn about and use web standards, but doesn't know where to start.
How to create soft drop shadows with CSS (and images).
A collection of articles, books, blogs, and other resources related to the field of information architecture.
Robert Rubinoff outlines a quick-and-dirty methodology for quantifying the user experience.
How should a numbered list of titles and descriptions be marked up?
Patrick Griffiths at HTML Dog has posted the Top Dog Top 10 Web Standards Sites list.
Different methods to embed Flash or QuickTime content and keep your XHTML valid.
A directory of the best CSS resources available online. By creating an account, you can add even more useful resources to the pile.
Simon Willison explains how to create and use bookmarklets for web development.
An A List Apart article in which Trenton Moss debunks four myths about web accessibility and the UK law.
Trenton Moss presents eight ways in which accessibility will save or make your client money.
Jeffrey Zeldman on why we need articles and tutorials on web techniques as well as on a wider range of web related subjects.
Alan Cooper and Robert Reimann list a number of web design myths.
A checklist to help you remember important accessibility features.
Cameron Adams has made a few examples of how HTML forms can be styled with CSS.
D. Keith Robinson presents a few ideas on educating clients.
From A List Apart #174: How to make links to pop-up windows accessible.
A nice article on creating structured tables.
Ethan Marcotte demonstrates how to style <hr />-elements by using the content property.
Apple's screen reading technology, scheduled for delivery in the next major release of Mac OS X.
Joe Clark explains how to make attractive and accessible web sites.
Chris Heilmann describes what you should and should not do to make him (and many others) use your web site.
James Craig asks at what point accessibility becomes the user’s responsibility.
Dave Shea shares some CSS problem solving tricks.
Matthew Mullenweg makes an analogy between HTML + CSS code and food.
Jeffrey Veen shares some tips on how to give better presentations.
Dave Shea’s A List Apart article CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death.
Users don't care where they are in the website.
What web standards are and why you should use them.
CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Borders Part II
A tutorial that explains how to create flexible dropshadows that can be applied to any block element.
A whole bunch of examples of how a list of links can be styled with CSS.
How would you mark up emphasis, bold, and italics all at once?
Ryan Carver explains how to avoid flicker in IE.
Sophie Gousset describes a way of using CSS to create buttons.
A very thorough explanation of how character encoding works.
AskTog, January 2004. Ten examples of bad usability in online shopping.
Which is the best method for marking up a breadcrumb trail of links?