Archived posts, February 2010
Beware of “Web Page, complete” when saving HTML pages with your browser
Using the "Web Page, complete" (or similarly named) option when saving a page with a web browser will often change the markup.
Forgotten CSS selectors
Due to lack of support in Internet Explorer 6, web developers have been avoiding some very useful CSS 2.1 selectors. It’s time to start using them.
Specify a text colour for img elements
Make sure the alt text most browsers display when an image cannot be rendered is readable. If necessary, specify a text colour for images.
How to respond to email messages that contain multiple questions
Two simple rules when replying to emails that contain multiple questions: reply inline and do not assume that the recipient will see any formatting.
Remember the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)
ATAG addresses software that is used to create websites or manage the content of websites, but is unfortunately ignored by many creators of such software.
CSS efficiency tip: use a single stylesheet file for multiple media
Instead of spreading CSS intended for different media types over several files, you can use @media rules to combine them into a single file and reduce the number of HTTP requests.