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Introducing MBN DuoTone Headings

One thing that JavaScript is absolutely great for is enhancing the average browsing experience for your user. On the other hand, requiring the presence of JavaScript compatibility can be an utter disaster. In my opinion, JavaScript is great for visual or functional enhancements, but those features should not be necessary to make proper use of any particular document. If a user doesn’t arrive equipped with the ability to run JavaScript, they shouldn’t know they’re missing out on anything.

Posted: July 15, 2006

Creating a Useful Custom 404

Given this day and age of searching on the Web, it’s almost hard to find a legitimate 404 error page on any given site. It still happens from time to time, less likely from clicking a link provided by a search engine, and more likely clicking on internal links from within your own site. Some intelligent minds have come up with some really great and usable solutions for unwanted 404 errors.

Posted: July 10, 2006

Linux and Web Development Intro

I recently switched to using Linux full time from Windows and here’s my experience so far.

Posted: July 03, 2006

Knowing What’s !important

As it stands, an author’s style sheet declarations will have precedence over any styles defined within a user’s style sheet. To level the playing field, we find !important. Adding this keyword combination after any declaration in your style sheet (as a user) will give your style the power to overcome what has been defined by […]

Posted: June 26, 2006

Headings in the Right Direction

There are certain design elements that can make or break a project for me. One such element in my experience thus far has been headings. It may sound strange to many, but I think taking a worthwhile amount of time and devoting it to the proper implementation and styling of headings is a smart move […]

Posted: June 19, 2006

Officially a Member of 9rules

As many may already know, 9rules has accepted 115 new members in their 4th round of expansion. The 9rules Network is a great resource for finding some really excellent content on the Web. As stated by 9rules: The 9rules Network is a community of the best weblogs in the world on a variety of topics. […]

Posted: June 12, 2006

Keeping Everything Tidy

As a developer, you should realize the importance of writing valid markup at all times. This gives your projects a solid base to work from and helps to ensure document longevity. A question that has been on my mind for some time is whether or not other developers feel the same way. When on the […]

Posted: June 05, 2006

Giving Control with Accesskeys

As a site developer, you truly have the most control over the presentation and usage of any project you’re working on. That is, unless your client feels equally. It is up to you how the navigation will work, where design elements are placed, and how the site content is conveyed to the user. With that […]

Posted: May 29, 2006

A More Obscure Render Bug

From time to time I will come across as cross-rendering issue that takes me by surprise. I’ll spend a fair amount of time trying to solve the problem using semantic code and valid CSS to try and support the particular browser (read: Internet Explorer) and get nowhere. It is at that point I’ll ask colleagues […]

Posted: May 22, 2006

I Vote Conditional Comments

Many developers agree that CSS hacks are not the way to go. Personally, I am on that side of the fence and have been for a long time. I will spend time reworking the style of a document so that it will be cross-browser compatible with no CSS hacks in place. I do this because […]

Posted: May 15, 2006