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.

Standards Savings

Eric Meyer comments on Rakesh Pai’s article The Economics of XHTML.

Posted on September 13, 2004

The Economics of XHTML

Why using strict, semantic XHTML will save and make your business money.

Posted on September 11, 2004

mozilla.org Markup Reference

A document that defines a vocabulary of semantic markup and classes.

Posted on September 10, 2004


When using XHTML, some details are often overlooked.

Posted on September 9, 2004

Back To Basics: HTML

Think you know HTML? You probably don’t. Especially if you use ASP.NET.

Posted on September 2, 2004

Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments

A few weeks ago I posted about my experiences with content negotiation, and some roadblocks I ran into when looking…

Posted on September 1, 2004

Web development mistakes

When I visit a website, especially if it’s the site of a competitor or a prospective client, I like viewing…

Posted on August 24, 2004

Quick guide to XHTML

The HTML or XHTML debate continues.

Posted on August 19, 2004

The future of accesskeys

XHTML 2.0 replaces the accesskey attribute with the access attribute.

Posted on August 14, 2004

XHTML media type test

Check which media types different browsers recognise.

Posted on August 13, 2004


DOCTYPEs matter. MIME types matter. Both are important.

Posted on August 10, 2004

Elements or attributes?

A discussion on metadata and content attributes.

Posted on August 9, 2004

HTML, XHTML and semantics

A presentation on XHTML and the transition to Web Standards.

Posted on August 9, 2004

Content negotiation

Note: There is a follow-up to this article: Content negotiation, AdSense, and comments. As most of you probably know, XHTML…

Posted on August 8, 2004

New XHTML 2 working draft

The next generation markup language.

Posted on August 6, 2004

Designing Data

A two-part article on styling tables with CSS.

Posted on August 5, 2004

SimpleQuiz Part XVII: Addresses

A discussion on the best way of marking up an address.

Posted on August 5, 2004

Headings and document structure

Discussions on the use of XHTML heading elements.

Posted on August 4, 2004

Seven Deadly Markup Sins

Common markup mistakes, why they can cause problems, and how to fix them.

Posted on August 3, 2004

Competent Classing

Some tips on using classes and IDs efficiently.

Posted on August 3, 2004

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