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

Web Developer Extension 1.0

Version 1.0 of the indispensable extension for Firefox, Flock, and Mozilla has many new features and bug fixes.

Posted on January 3, 2006

2006 Weblog Awards (Bloggies) nominations

Nominations for The 2006 Bloggies have opened. I have nominated my favourite weblogs of the year. Have you?

Posted on January 3, 2006

The role of graphic design on the web

Graphic design is very important on the web, but sometimes it is given too much importance, especially by graphic designers coming from ad agencies.

Posted on January 2, 2006

Accesskey problems remain in XHTML 2

The access element in XHTML 2 will apparently suffer from the same problems as the accesskey attribute in current versions of HTML and XHTML.

Posted on January 1, 2006

Web fonts and typography

Andy Hume explains the technology used to display type on computer screens and goes through the basic principles of web typography.

Posted on December 30, 2005

456 Berea Street on the top lists

Thank you to everybody who has mentioned 456 Berea Street on their lists of personal favourite sites/weblogs of 2005.

Posted on December 28, 2005

Use CSS background images responsibly

CSS background images should only be used for presentational images, not for informational or functional images.

Posted on December 27, 2005

Microsoft or Google to buy Opera?

There are rumours going around that say Microsoft or Google are about to buy Opera Software.

Posted on December 23, 2005

Internet Explorer for the Mac is no more

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.

Posted on December 22, 2005

Required elements and optional tags in HTML

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.

Posted on December 22, 2005

Safari matters - support it or lose credibility

Many web applications and websites that don’t work properly (or at all) in Safari would work if their developers did their job properly.

Posted on December 21, 2005

Label your form controls properly

Remember to use the label element to associate form controls with their respective label texts.

Posted on December 21, 2005

Nominate the best blog posts of 2005

If you’ve read any blog posts this year that are of the kind that you can read over and over again, nominate them for Best posts of 2005.

Posted on December 20, 2005

FACE: Faruk’s Animated CSS Enhancements

A technique that combines the power of JavaScript with the flexibility of CSS to enable designers to create animations without having to know Flash or JavaScript.

Posted on December 19, 2005

Choosing a CAPTCHA for a commercial product

A detailed list of the pros and cons of several different methods for creating a CAPTCHA.

Posted on December 18, 2005

Yahoo! Music still stuck in 1999

The developers at Yahoo! Music are asking people to downgrade their browsers to Netscape 4.7 in order to view videos on their site. Thanks, but no thanks.

Posted on December 17, 2005

How to write a useful accessibility statement

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.

Posted on December 16, 2005

Scoping projects and dealing with scope creep

A few tips on scoping projects to make sure both you and your clients are happy when the project is done.

Posted on December 16, 2005

Favourite music albums of 2005

A selection of the best new music to be relased during 2005. According to my personal taste, obviously.

Posted on December 15, 2005

The web is global

It’s called the World Wide Web, so try to spend some time thinking about internationalisation when creating a website with a global audience.

Posted on December 15, 2005

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