Category: webstandards

  • The robots will destroy us all! 29 March 2005

    After Andy pointed out the rather spiffy looking site Styleboost I did what any conscientious web developer does and viewed the source. Even though the site generally separates content and style, it got me to wondering whether ...

  • Who cares about validation? 14 October 2004

    Mike's rather altruistic article about his efforts on the re-design of ABC News sparked Ethan's commentary about validation , which set Keith off about Web Standards zealotry and 73 ...

  • !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Unrestricted 02 July 2004

    There's so many things you have to worry about when you're making a table-free web site: box models, 3-pixel mystery whitespace, relative font sizes, cascading rules, floats ... but really, none of it matters. ...

  • You are winner 16,547,371 21 June 2004

    When you win an award it means you're only guaranteed to be as good as your competition. If you win an award for "most improved body odour", you better have a look at the people around you before patting yourself on ...

  • Mapping DTDs: making validation usable 21 May 2004

    » DTD Mapper « One of the qualms people have with validating pages is that they never know what they're validating from. The W3C releases documents called Document Type ...

  • Less than 1% 07 May 2004

    In my role as part of an awards body it's been my pleasure to award some great sites, and read the ensuing discussion from likeminded developers or detractors alike. But one thing I can't get over is how some ...

  • Lift & separate 15 April 2004

    It's an oft-quoted advantage of CSS that you can totally change the look of a site without laying a hand on the HTML source; something which Dave Shea fully exploited whilst cultivating his Garden. But when it ...

  • Accessible, stylish form layout 24 March 2004

    » Form layout templates « Yes, HTML forms are the worst things known to web designers. Yes, HTML forms have to be accessible and usable. No, HTML forms do not have to be an ...

  • Future-proof 17 March 2004

    This site gave me a good laugh when I clicked on the splash image in IE 6. For anyone whose user agent actually does identify as "Netscape", I'll save you some trouble and tell you that ...

  • Web Standards Awards 11 February 2004

    Standards, awards, the Web. A combination that sprang into my mind in December, but had long ago sprung into the mind of Johan Edlund . Following on from Andy Budd's introduction, the three of us decided ...

  • When the war is over 24 January 2004

    Most of the sites I visit regularly at the moment are Web Standards related. And already, as more people get with the program and we develop a useful pool of tips, tricks and templates, I'm beginning to find myself ...

  • And the winner is ... 15 December 2003

    If you want to eat up a lot of bandwidth and time, it's always fun to go to some of the high profile web site awards sites and click on this week's winners. ( FWA , Ultrashock ) You'll be ...

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