Archived posts, December 2006

You cannot rely on JavaScript being available. Period.

Three popular online services use JavaScript in ways that make them fail, without warning or explanation, when JavaScript is disabled or blocked by firewalls.

Posted on December 4, 2006 in JavaScript, Accessibility

Safari's browser market share tops 4 percent

Safari continues to increase its market share, continuously growing with over 45 percent compared to the same month last year.

Posted on December 5, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers

Seeking WebSphere Portal Server advice

Looking for tips, suggestions, or pointers to good documentation on how to make IBM WebSphere Portal produce valid, semantic, and accessible front-end code.

Posted on December 6, 2006 in Content Management

Firebug 1.0 - Web developer tool of the year?

A mandatory download for all Web professionals - it is packed with features so unbelievably useful you won't know how you've been able to live without them.

Posted on December 7, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers, Web General

Forget WYSIWYG editors - use WYSIWYM instead

Nearly all browser based WYSIWYG editors produce horrible markup, but there is an alternative - What You See Is What You Mean.

Posted on December 12, 2006 in Content Management, Accessibility

10 must haves in IE Next

My ten most wanted bug fixes or new features in whatever becomes the next version of Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 13, 2006 in Browsers, CSS

Dump iframes and use object elements instead

A clever way of making the object element work as a replacement for iframe, even in Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 14, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers, (X)HTML

97% of websites still inaccessible

97 percent of websites examined in a global survey on behalf of the United Nations do not meet even the most basic accessibility requirements.

Posted on December 15, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

JavaScript production notes

Using CSS and JavaScript to allow inline production notes to be displayed when hovering over a note container or pressing a key combination.

Posted on December 18, 2006 in JavaScript, CSS

CSS and Web development search engines

Google Custom Search Engine lets anybody create a specialised search engine. Here are some of interest for Web professionals.

Posted on December 19, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS, Web Standards

Six things that suck about the Web in 2006

A rant about some of the trends that I find really annoying about the Web in 2006.

Posted on December 20, 2006 in Accessibility, Usability, JavaScript, Web Standards

Internet Explorer and the CSS box model

Various methods of dealing with the incorrect CSS box model used by older versions of Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on December 21, 2006 in CSS