Quicklinks

These posts are short comments on longer articles posted elsewhere. They vary in length, and some have interesting discussions going on in the comments.

Look inside the head element with Professor X

A Firefox extension that lets you see the contents of an HTML document’s head element without viewing source.

Posted on August 3, 2006

Interviewed for Fadtastic

I was recently interviewed for the multi-author publication Fadtastic about CSS, accessibility, mobile web design, and food blogs.

Posted on August 1, 2006

CSS Reboot participants far from standards-based

The majority of sites participating in the CSS Reboot of Spring 2006 use invalid HTML, CSS, or both.

Posted on June 28, 2006

Web accessibility to become mandatory in Europe

On 12 June 2006, ministers of 34 European countries signed the Riga Ministerial Declaration, which requires that all public websites are accessible by 2010.

Posted on June 21, 2006

HTML vs. XHTML on standards compliant websites

A survey of fifty web standards compliant websites to find out which doctypes they use.

Posted on June 19, 2006

Indicating language choice on the Web

A rewrite of my article on the methods you can use to make users aware that a website contains information in more than one language.

Posted on June 8, 2006

Why is the style attribute allowed in strict doctypes?

Strict HTML and XHTML doctypes encourage the separation of semantic and presentational markup, so why do they allow inline CSS?

Posted on June 6, 2006

CSS World Awards

A contest to select the best sites submitted to CSS Mania from May 2005 to May 2006.

Posted on June 5, 2006

Web knowledge levels

Descriptions of knowledge levels in various Web related subjects including HTML, JavaScript, and accessibility.

Posted on June 2, 2006

Use AJAX scripting responsibly

Good advice for web developers who want or need to use asynchronous scripting when building a web app.

Posted on June 1, 2006

Check your site with The Scrutinizer

A service that lets you analyse and validate the quality and popularity of any web page using various tools and testers on the web.

Posted on May 31, 2006

Explore the DOM with Firebug

A very useful Firefox extension that logs JavaScript, CSS, and XML errors to a console and makes it both easy and fun to explore the DOM.

Posted on May 29, 2006

HTML validation with Safari Tidy

A plugin which uses Tidy to automatically validate the HTML of every page you open in Safari.

Posted on May 24, 2006

Don’t customise the look and feel of form fields

Don’t fight browsers by overusing CSS hacks and changing the appearance and behaviour of form controls.

Posted on May 23, 2006

The future of CSS hacking

Dave Shea on the history and future of CSS hacks and filters, and how to best deal with browser discrepancies in the future.

Posted on May 19, 2006

Stylegala is for sale

One of the best web design showcase sites ever is for sale. Got at least USD 30k to spend?

Posted on May 17, 2006

Say why instead of no to bad design

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.

Posted on May 17, 2006

Writing good HTML is a craft

Markup is the foundation that solid front-end architecture is built upon. Get your markup right and you will make the rest easier.

Posted on May 16, 2006

Skip links: visible or hidden?

Many accessibility-aware web professionals provide skip links to make in-page navigation easier. But is it ok to hide them?

Posted on May 11, 2006

Accessibility statements and site viewing options

The Glaucoma Research Foundation website has a well-written accessibility statement and site viewing widgets that are actually usable.

Posted on May 10, 2006

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