Archived posts, September 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 to serve XHTML documen…

Posted on September 1, 2004 in Search Engine Optimisation, (X)HTML, Web Standards

Full height sliding columns

A technique for creating equal height columns in a liquid layout.

Posted on September 5, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Web Standards in Education and Government

Speaker notes from Dean Jackson's (W3C) presentation at Web Essentials 04.

Posted on September 5, 2004 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Text Email Newsletter (TEN) Standard

A standard designed to increase usability and accessibility of plain text email newsletters.

Posted on September 6, 2004 in Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web General

Pocket-Sized Design

Suggestions for creating a handheld-friendly style sheet.

Posted on September 6, 2004 in Quicklinks, CSS

Ten CSS tricks analysed by Tantek

Tantek Çelik makes some corrections and improvements to a recent Evolt article.

Posted on September 8, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Mastery, Mystery, and Misery

Jakob Nielsen defines three different approaches to web design.

Posted on September 8, 2004 in Usability, Quicklinks

Grids, tables, CSS

In a few recent posts, starting with the one in which he talks about the technique used for Sliding Faux Columns, and continued in CSS Gri…

Posted on September 9, 2004 in CSS

Open Source CMS recommendations wanted

Back in April, I posted Content Management System needed, asking for advice on which CMS to recommend for a client. The client eventually …

Posted on September 10, 2004 in Content Management

The Economics of XHTML

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

Posted on September 11, 2004 in Web Standards, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Accessible Menu Tabs

Accessible menu tabs with rounded corners.

Posted on September 12, 2004 in Quicklinks, CSS, Accessibility

Standards Savings

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

Posted on September 13, 2004 in Quicklinks, Web Standards, (X)HTML

Best practices in online captioning

A guide to publishing accessible video on the web.

Posted on September 14, 2004 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Converting your team

Being the only person on a team of web designers and developers who knows or cares about web standards is probably very common. I'm sure m…

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Web Standards

Accessible alternatives

A discussion on when and how to provide text equivalents for images.

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

Don't Make Me Think

My review of an excellent book on usability.

Posted on September 15, 2004 in Reviews

min-height: fixed;

How to give an element a minimum height without using min-height.

Posted on September 17, 2004 in Quicklinks, CSS

Designing Web Usability

My review of this must-have book by Jakob Nielsen.

Posted on September 18, 2004 in Reviews


Take a look around the web without default CSS rules.

Posted on September 19, 2004 in Quicklinks

Web standards religion? What religion?

In a recent ZDNet column, John Carroll tells makers of alternative (meaning non-Internet Explorer) browsers to drop the religion. What rel…

Posted on September 20, 2004 in Web Standards

Speed Up Your Site

A review of Andrew King’s book on website optimisation. Learn how to make your site faster.

Posted on September 21, 2004 in Reviews

Accessibility vs Branding

The other day I came a cross a pretty strange discussion, at least from my point of view, in a web related forum. Some people were arguing…

Posted on September 22, 2004 in Web Standards, Accessibility

Spread Firefox

In case you haven’t already, go download Firefox 1.0 PR.

Posted on September 22, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Gbrowser based on Mozilla? Let's hope.

Rumours say that Google are going to release a browser based on Mozilla.

Posted on September 23, 2004 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Printing stylesheets

Use server side scripting to load a print stylesheet.

Posted on September 23, 2004 in CSS, Quicklinks

Cost-Effective Website Acceleration

A three-part article series on website acceleration.

Posted on September 24, 2004 in Web General, Quicklinks

Slide Show Beta

Eric Meyer has created a slide show system based on a single XHTML document.

Posted on September 24, 2004 in Web General, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Copy and Paste

A description of problems caused by character encoding mismatches.

Posted on September 26, 2004 in Content Management, Quicklinks, Web General

The Elements of Typographic Style

A review of Robert Bringhurst's classic book on typography.

Posted on September 26, 2004 in Reviews

Styling form controls

A question that is frequently asked in forums like the css-discuss mailing list is how to style form controls in a consistent way across p…

Posted on September 27, 2004 in CSS

Checkboxes vs. Radio Buttons

Excellent advice on the use of checkboxes and radio buttons.

Posted on September 27, 2004 in Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks

CSS Property Reference

HTML Dog now has a CSS 2.1 property reference.

Posted on September 29, 2004 in Quicklinks, CSS