Archived posts, September 2005

Firefox investigation

When project managers who do not know about web standards run the show.

Posted on September 1, 2005 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Basic webstandards Workshop

Russ Weakley covers more than the basics in this one.

Posted on September 2, 2005 in Web Standards, CSS, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Improving the CSS 2.1 strict parser for IE 7

Great news from the IE Blog. Now where's the Mac version?

Posted on September 3, 2005 in Browsers, Quicklinks

footerStickAlt - positioning a footer with CSS

A slight modification of the footerStick method for positioning a footer with CSS.

Posted on September 3, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

addEvent() considered harmful

Required reading if you use Scott Andrew LePera's addEvent() event handler script.

Posted on September 5, 2005 in JavaScript, Quicklinks

Print-friendly CSS and usability

A discussion on whether using CSS media types to automatically load a print stylesheet may break user expectations when printing web pages.

Posted on September 6, 2005 in Usability, CSS

CSS Syntax Checker for BBEdit and TextWrangler

Helps keep your CSS as valid as your markup.

Posted on September 9, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks

CSS Table Gallery

Data tables styled with CSS.

Posted on September 10, 2005 in Quicklinks, CSS

Declaring Languages in HTML and XHTML

A good summary of techniques for specifying the language of content.

Posted on September 11, 2005 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Custom borders with advanced CSS

Using advanced CSS to create custom corners and borders with multiple background images and generated content.

Posted on September 12, 2005 in CSS

Why do we have to fight?

Why do many decision makers, project managers, and tool manufacturers prevent us from doing things right?

Posted on September 14, 2005 in Web Standards, Quicklinks

Write Clear Titles

Write clear and meaningful titles for your articles and make sure to use that text in the title element.

Posted on September 15, 2005 in Quicklinks

Who's There? - an ebook about blogs

Seth Godin's ebook is currently available as a free download.

Posted on September 15, 2005 in Quicklinks

Evaluating Web Sites for Accessibility with Firefox

The Web Developer Toolbar can help you perform some manual accessibility checks.

Posted on September 16, 2005 in Quicklinks, Browsers, Accessibility

Keyboard navigation problems in IE and Safari

Internet Explorer and Safari have similar problems with in-page keyboard navigation.

Posted on September 17, 2005 in Browsers, Accessibility, Browsers


A web application that lets you compare different typefaces and settings side by side.

Posted on September 18, 2005 in Quicklinks, Typography

Check marking visited links

How to use generated content in CSS to insert a check mark symbol after visited links.

Posted on September 19, 2005 in Browsers, CSS, Typography

Hand coding

Why hand-coding HTML and CSS is better than using WYSIWYG applications.

Posted on September 20, 2005 in Quicklinks, Web General


Footnotes don't exist in HTML, but you can fake them. Or not.

Posted on September 21, 2005 in Quicklinks, (X)HTML

Line length and readability

Long lines of text may not be that bad for on-screen readability after all.

Posted on September 23, 2005 in Quicklinks, Usability, Typography

Accessible “read more” links

Use CSS to make "read more" links more accessible to screen reader users.

Posted on September 24, 2005 in CSS, Accessibility, Quicklinks

Guide to weblog comments

How to become a good blog commenter.

Posted on September 25, 2005 in Web General, Quicklinks

CSS hacking for WYSIWYG CMSs

Many WYSIWYG CMSs that use in-page editing have problems with CSS based layouts.

Posted on September 26, 2005 in Quicklinks, Content Management, CSS

CSS 2.1 selectors, Part 1

Part 1 of 3 in a series of articles explaining the selectors available in CSS 2.1.

Posted on September 26, 2005 in CSS

CSS3 Multi-column layout considered harmful

Please think twice before using multiple columns to display longer articles on-screen.

Posted on September 28, 2005 in CSS, Accessibility, Usability

Collecting links for printing

Collect all URIs in a document and display them in a tidy list for printing.

Posted on September 29, 2005 in CSS, Quicklinks, JavaScript