Archived posts, February 2005

JavaScript Triggers

Using custom attributes to attach JavaScript events to elements.

Posted on February 2, 2005 in Quicklinks, JavaScript

Information Aversion

Dave Shea and others find combined RSS feeds annoying.

Posted on February 2, 2005 in Quicklinks

Basics of search engine optimisation

Basic tips for Search Engine Optimisation: add quality content regularly and make sure your site is well-built.

Posted on February 3, 2005 in Search Engine Optimisation, Web Standards, Usability, Accessibility

The Accessibility Challenge

Making sure a site stays accessible once it's been handed over to the client is difficult.

Posted on February 3, 2005 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Tipping Firefox across the chasm

When will Firefox become truly mainstream?

Posted on February 4, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Heading Elements, Semantics and the Spec

Andy Budd on the use of heading elements.

Posted on February 7, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation, Accessibility

Designing URIs

How URIs affect sustainability, perception of stability, and ease of use.

Posted on February 7, 2005 in Usability, Search Engine Optimisation, Quicklinks

Accessibility charlatans

Claims of adhering to accessibility standards are often false and nothing more than marketing.

Posted on February 9, 2005 in Web Standards, Accessibility

CMS Do's and Don'ts

Things to think about before choosing a CMS for yourself or a client.

Posted on February 9, 2005 in Content Management, Quicklinks

A Rant (Mostly) About Web Content

Many people don't realise that a website needs good content to work.

Posted on February 11, 2005 in Writing, Content Management, Quicklinks

A letter from Opera to Microsoft

Some suggestions on how Microsoft can achieve interoperability.

Posted on February 11, 2005 in Web Standards, Browsers, Quicklinks

Very Dynamic Web Interfaces

A great introduction to XMLHttpRequest.

Posted on February 12, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

IE 7 is coming

Looks like they changed their minds. Sort of.

Posted on February 15, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

Building a university website

A general outline of the creation of the new website for The Faculty of Arts at Göteborg University.

Posted on February 16, 2005 in Web General, Content Management

CSS Management

Two articles that discuss managing and optimising CSS files on large sites.

Posted on February 17, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS

All about fonts for captions and subtitles.

Posted on February 17, 2005 in Usability, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Unobtrusive Javascript

A guide to the modern use of JavaScript.

Posted on February 18, 2005 in Web Standards, JavaScript, Quicklinks

A tribute to selectors

CSS attribute selectors explained.

Posted on February 20, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

Efficient CSS with shorthand properties

Tricks for writing more efficient CSS by using shorthand properties.

Posted on February 21, 2005 in CSS

The :hover-experience

An article exploring the quirky percentages in IE6's visual formatting model.

Posted on February 22, 2005 in CSS, Browsers, Quicklinks

Making Simple Work of Complex CSS Layouts

A step by step tutorial for building a flexible CSS based layout.

Posted on February 24, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS

Language tags in HTML and XML

How to choose the appropriate language code(s) and how to use them.

Posted on February 27, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Simple Clearing of Floats

A really simple way of clearing floats without extra markup.

Posted on February 27, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS