HTML and XHTML are the markup languages used to create a solid foundation for your website or web application, and articles in this category generally touch upon the semantics and accessibility aspects of marking up web pages.

The HTML 5 circus: Why I left and rejoined the W3C HTML Working Group

I left the W3C HTML Working Group in July 2007 and rejoined it in August. Here is why.

Posted on August 16, 2007

Microformats (Book review)

John Allsopp explains what microformats are and how to use them to enhance the semantics of your markup.

Posted on August 13, 2007

Mastering Integrated HTML and CSS (Book review)

Virginia DeBolt teaches beginners and designers and developers who need to update their skills how to write standards-based HTML and CSS.

Posted on July 30, 2007

Keep HTML and CSS out of my inbox. Please.

Jeffrey Zeldman thinks HTML and CSS in e-mail sucks, and I agree.

Posted on June 11, 2007

Reasons for code bloat

Chris Heilmann talks about what causes the code on Web projects to grow out of control.

Posted on June 4, 2007

Use only block-level elements in blockquotes

Blockquote elements are only allowed to contain block-level and script elements in Strict Doctypes.

Posted on May 16, 2007

Another look at HTML 5

Further thoughts on the HTML Working Group and HTML 5, plus a few suggestions.

Posted on May 14, 2007

Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML

If you think accessibility and semantics are important and should be improved in the next version of HTML, you need to act.

Posted on May 7, 2007

Browsers will treat all versions of HTML as HTML 5

Browsers claiming to support HTML 5 are required to treat all text/html content according to the HTML 5 specification.

Posted on May 2, 2007

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

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

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

New mailing list: HTML 5 Help

Subscribe to the whatwg-org mailing list, the place for HTML 5 authors to help other HTML 5 authors.

Posted on March 15, 2007

HTML Mastery (Book review)

Paul Haine explains how to use the elements and attributes available in HTML to create structured, valid, and semantic markup.

Posted on March 9, 2007

New W3C HTML Working Group launched

The new W3C HTML Working Group will be open to participants from W3C members and non-members, and will release a new HTML Recommendation in Q3 2010.

Posted on March 7, 2007

Worst code ever

Got some examples of really nasty markup, valid or invalid? Let’s see it!

Posted on February 14, 2007

Apple’s Safari team comments on the new W3C HTML WG charter

The Safari team posts their response to the new W3C HTML Working Group Charter, and proposes several important changes.

Posted on January 22, 2007

New W3C HTML Working Group chaired by Microsoft

The new W3C HTML Working Group, who will create the next version of HTML, will be initially chaired by Microsoft’s Chris Wilson.

Posted on January 17, 2007

Elements and Attributes in HTML 5

A list of all elements and attributes currently included in the HTML 5 specification (which is a Working Draft).

Posted on January 12, 2007

Dump iframes and use object elements instead

A clever way of making the object element work as a replacement for iframe, even in Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 14, 2006

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