Archived posts, January 2005

Beware of Opening Links in a New Window

The top five reasons not to force links to open in new windows.

Posted on January 2, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability, Accessibility

Guide to Unicode, Part 3

The third and final part of Lachlan Hunt's very thorough article series.

Posted on January 4, 2005 in Web General, Quicklinks

Internet Explorer is free falling

Internet Explorer is losing market share faster and faster.

Posted on January 4, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Complex Table Inspector

A tool for checking accessibility features of HTML tables.

Posted on January 5, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Accesskeys and keyboard shortcuts

Some thoughts on the implementation of shortcut keys on websites and in web applications.

Posted on January 6, 2005 in Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Web Applications - The Wave Of The Future

Some thoughts on the future of web applications.

Posted on January 7, 2005 in Web General, JavaScript, Quicklinks

Turning a list into a navigation bar

How to use CSS to create a horizontal navigation bar out of a simple ordered list.

Posted on January 10, 2005 in CSS

A wish came true

I received a package in the mail today.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Quicklinks

Mac mini

It's here. Now there's no excuse for any web professional to not buy a Mac.

Posted on January 11, 2005 in Mac, Quicklinks

Big, Stark and Chunky

Designing for low-vision people is dramatically different.

Posted on January 12, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Colour Contrast Check Tool

Check your colours for accessibility, complete with yummy sliders.

Posted on January 12, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Mouseover DOM Inspector

View the properties of any HTML element on a page.

Posted on January 13, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

Favourite Mozilla and Firefox extensions

One of the things that make Mozilla and Firefox so great is the number of excellent extensions that are available for them. Some extension…

Posted on January 13, 2005 in Browsers

More DWWS translations available

Read about web standards and accessibility in eight languages.

Posted on January 14, 2005 in Web Standards, Accessibility, (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Untold Mysteries of CSS

Molly reveals some under-described CSS features.

Posted on January 15, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS

Web Essentials '04 notes

Notes from Joe Clark's accessibility presentations at Web Essentials '04.

Posted on January 15, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Semantics of <span>

There are cases where span is the most appropriate element to use.

Posted on January 17, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

The perils of using XHTML properly

A discussion of the issues involved in serving XHTML with the application/xhtml+xml MIME type.

Posted on January 18, 2005 in Web Standards, JavaScript, CSS, (X)HTML

Tabular Weirdness

The caption element can be quite tricky to style.

Posted on January 19, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS

Redundancy vs. Dependency

Different ways of dealing with CSS cascading.

Posted on January 20, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

IE and italics

Ever seen IE/Win ruin a layout just because a few words are in italics? I have.

Posted on January 21, 2005 in CSS, Browsers, Quicklinks

Display problems in Firefox

Recently a couple of readers contacted me, noting that they couldn't see any comments on my site in Firefox. In the main column, anything …

Posted on January 23, 2005 in Browsers

ECMAScript Menu System

An accessible, DOM compliant, collapsible menu system.

Posted on January 23, 2005 in Quicklinks, JavaScript, Accessibility

The writing process

A description of my workflow for researching and writing articles, followed by a discussion containing great tips from my readers.

Posted on January 26, 2005 in Writing

The Firefox Explosion 

The Wired 13.02 cover story on Firefox.

Posted on January 27, 2005 in Quicklinks, Browsers

Web Application Form Design

The pros and cons of different web form layouts.

Posted on January 30, 2005 in Usability, Quicklinks

Accessibility for the cognitively impaired

Accessibility is not just about visually impaired people.

Posted on January 31, 2005 in Quicklinks, Accessibility