Archived posts, September 2003

Markup structure

One of the casualties of 20th century tag soup was the structure of an HTML document. Since the default look of many HTML elements like he…

Posted on September 6, 2003 in Web Standards, (X)HTML

Lists of lists

For some time (a few months) I’ve been using lists to mark up things like navigation bars, menus and lists of links. Thanks to the CSS sup…

Posted on September 9, 2003 in CSS

More lists

Complementing Listamatic, Listutorial explains, step by step, how to use CSS to style HTML lists.

Posted on September 13, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS

Skipping links

For accessibility reasons it is considered good practice to put a “skip navigation” link at the top of each page (In this case, “top” mean…

Posted on September 13, 2003 in Accessibility


At SimpleBits, Dan Cederholm is running a quiz in which each question is about HTML markup. Three different methods are presented and read…

Posted on September 14, 2003 in (X)HTML

Floating bugs

No, I’m not talking about dead insects floating on water here. I’m talking about an incredibly frustrating bug in IE/Win. I …

Posted on September 16, 2003 in CSS

Image Replacement for IE5/Mac

As noted by Matt Haughey, IE5/Mac has problems with recent image replacement techniques (Image Replacement–No Span and A new image replace…

Posted on September 17, 2003 in CSS

Another Quiz Part

Dan Cederholm posted SimpleQuiz › Part VI › Form(atting). This question deals with forms, and how to separate form items.

Posted on September 17, 2003 in (X)HTML

Rounding Tab Corners

Eric Meyer has published a new CSS article at his Complex Spiral Consulting site. The article explains how to use CSS to turn an unordered…

Posted on September 18, 2003 in CSS


Inspired by D. Keith Robinson’s What’s Your Take on Sitemaps? I started thinking and writing a reply. I thought I’d post my thoughts here …

Posted on September 18, 2003 in Web General, Usability

The Business Value of Web Standards

When you need arguments for adopting web standards, load Jeffrey Veen’s article The Business Value of Web Standards in your favourite web …

Posted on September 20, 2003 in Web Standards

SimpleQuiz Part VII

Dan Cederholm keeps adding interesting questions to his SimpleQuiz series. Part 7, Order Up, focuses on the nesting order of inline elemen…

Posted on September 20, 2003 in (X)HTML

SimpleQuiz Part VIII

SimpleQuiz › Part VIII › Titles asks how a book title or publication should be marked up.

Posted on September 24, 2003 in Web General, (X)HTML

Verdana bad?

Why you should avoid the Verdana font is an interesting article by Stephen Poley. His opinion is that Verdana may not be the great screen …

Posted on September 24, 2003 in Web General, Accessibility, Usability

Accessible Tables

I think I may have linked to some resources on making tables (data tables) accessible before. In case I haven’t, A table, s'il vous plaît …

Posted on September 24, 2003 in (X)HTML, Accessibility

Listamatic 2

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

Posted on September 25, 2003 in (X)HTML, CSS

Nested Lists Tabs

I copied the HTML from Listamatic 2 and started tweaking the CSS I had from a while back when I first tried styling a nested list. The res…

Posted on September 27, 2003 in CSS