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.

Pondering semantics

I’ve been following Dan Cederholm’s SimpleQuiz series since the beginning, and find it a great way to figure out the…

Posted on March 22, 2004


Jesper Tverskov claims that ABBR and ACRONYM are for user agents, not for end users.

Posted on March 6, 2004

SimpleQuiz › Part XIII : Empholdics

How would you mark up emphasis, bold, and italics all at once?

Posted on February 27, 2004

SimpleQuiz › Part XII: Breadcrumbs

Which is the best method for marking up a breadcrumb trail of links?

Posted on February 24, 2004

Back from nowhere

I’m sort of back from a much needed break, but it will be another couple of weeks before I resume…

Posted on February 4, 2004

A bunch of stuff

Web Design References: University of Minnesota Duluth’s huge collection of links to web design references. SimpleQuiz › Part XI…

Posted on January 6, 2004

HTML - not so simple

A while back, Patrick Griffiths at HTML Dog wrote about the need to take HTML seriously. I agree with what…

Posted on December 31, 2003

HTML tables are not illegal

While the current push for web standards and tableless, CSS-based layout is great for the web, I have seen some…

Posted on December 24, 2003

Common coding problems

There’s a new article by John Gallant and Holly Bergevin up at CommunityMX. Common Coding Problems with HTML and CSS…

Posted on December 23, 2003

XHTML and CSS Learning resources

Apple’s Web Page Development: Best Practices is a very good introduction to creating standards-conforming websites. The article brings up some…

Posted on December 20, 2003

Bits and pieces

A bunch of links to interesting reads: Web Standards for Business: Fran├žois Nonnenmacher highlights the benefits of using web standards…

Posted on December 11, 2003

Multiple paragraphs in list items

It’s been a while since the last SimpleQuiz, but there’s a new one out. SimpleQuiz › Part X › Multi-Paragraph…

Posted on December 3, 2003


For a nice explanation of the differences between HTML and XHTML, as well as recommendations on when to use what…

Posted on October 29, 2003

SimpleQuiz Part IX

The latest in the SimpleQuiz series is Part IX › Smart Linking. The subject is different ways of marking up…

Posted on October 25, 2003

Image tabs

At SimpleBits, Dan Cederholm has written a detailed explanation of how he implemented the navigation system for Fast Company by…

Posted on October 15, 2003

Doggie style HTML

Patrick Griffiths recently launched HTML Dog, a collection of resources and guides, with the ambition to help people learn standards…

Posted on October 13, 2003

<abbr> or <acronym>?

Lars Holst has written a very thorough essay on the why, how and when of <abbr> and <acronym>. Abbreviations, Acronyms,…

Posted on October 2, 2003

Listamatic 2

Time for another automatic list generator. Listamatic 2 will generate HTML and CSS for nested lists. Visitors are encouraged to…

Posted on September 25, 2003

Accessible Tables

I think I may have linked to some resources on making tables (data tables) accessible before. In case I haven’t,…

Posted on September 24, 2003

SimpleQuiz Part VIII

I can’t resist regularly reporting when Dan Cederholm has published a new SimpleQuiz question. SimpleQuiz › Part VIII › Titles…

Posted on September 24, 2003

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