Archived posts, August 2010

Frustrated by the Web

During my time off from work I've still been using the Web. It makes me very frustrated more often than it should.

Posted on August 10, 2010 in Usability

Please don't resize my browser window

One of the most annoying things a website can do when I visit it is use JavaScript to resize my browser window. Just don't do it.

Posted on August 16, 2010 in Usability, Browsers

No longdesc attribute in HTML5

The longdesc attribute, which can be used to provide a longer description of an image, is currently not included in the HTML5 specification.

Posted on August 20, 2010 in Accessibility, HTML 5

CSS3 is not HTML5

Many people mean a lot of things when they talk about HTML5. I think some related technologies are ok to bundle with HTML5, but not CSS.

Posted on August 23, 2010 in HTML 5, CSS

Minimise file size with the YUI Compressor TextMate Bundle

You can use the YUI Compressor TextMate bundle to make minifying your CSS and JavaScript files from within TextMate as easy as hitting a keystroke.

Posted on August 26, 2010 in Coding, JavaScript, CSS

What characters are allowed unencoded in query strings?

Trying to bring clarity to exactly what characters can be used in URL query strings without first percent encoding them.

Posted on August 30, 2010 in Web Standards