Archived posts, September 2006

Flash of Unstyled Content (FOUC) explained

Detailed information on what causes FOUC and the different options browsers have when they encounter remote stylesheets.

Posted on September 4, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers, JavaScript

CSS Frames v2, full-height

Create the visual effect of HTML frames with CSS and make the scrolling area stretch to 100 % height regardless of the amount of content.

Posted on September 5, 2006 in CSS

Are accessibility evaluation tools useless?

A look at what can be trusted in reports generated by automated accessibility evaluation tools.

Posted on September 8, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

Prioritizing Web Usability (Book review)

Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger revisit usability guidelines from the 1990s and reapply them to the Web of today.

Posted on September 11, 2006 in Reviews, Usability

Let your users scroll

Designers that create fixed size layouts seem afraid to let the page scroll. Afraid to let the Web be the Web and behave like the Web.

Posted on September 15, 2006 in Quicklinks, Usability

Automatic pullquotes with JavaScript and CSS

How to use JavaScript and CSS to create pullquotes without duplicating content in your markup.

Posted on September 18, 2006 in JavaScript, CSS

Design is more than graphic design

Because I felt like playing with type a little.

Posted on September 19, 2006 in Quicklinks, Typography

Don't stop advocating best practices

Please keep on writing helpful tutorials and informative articles and books on Web standards, accessibility, and best practices in general.

Posted on September 20, 2006 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Google, meet Web Standards

The Google Search Appliance user interface can now use well-formed, valid, accessible, and semantic markup.

Posted on September 22, 2006 in Web Standards

Transparent custom corners and borders, version 2

A technique that combines CSS and JavaScript to create flexible boxes with custom corners and borders and optional alpha transparency.

Posted on September 25, 2006 in CSS, JavaScript

No more Transitional DOCTYPEs, please

The phasing out of Transitional DOCTYPEs is long overdue - they are called Transitional for a reason.

Posted on September 26, 2006 in Quicklinks, (X)HTML

Font size inconsistencies with font-family: monospace

Why specifying monospace as a font-family alternative will make Safari render text smaller than other browsers.

Posted on September 27, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers, CSS

IE 7 is better but still lagging

If current prerelease versions are anything to go by, Internet Explorer 7 is far from ready for release.

Posted on September 28, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers

Lars Gunther interviewed by WaSP

Teacher and Web standards advocate Lars Gunther interviewed about his efforts to change the way Web related subjects are taught in Swedish schools.

Posted on September 29, 2006 in Quicklinks, Interviews, Web Standards