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Helping Your User With tabindex

There are some tags and attributes within HTML that have been neglected and/or forgotten by many developers. There are many tags and attributes that you may have never heard of before, but could prove to be really useful in an upcoming project. tabindex Can Make Things Easier Many of the included tags and attributes within […]

Posted: October 09, 2006

Taking Hold of your Submit Button

Coming up with a good method for marking up forms can be one of the more difficult things as a designer/developer. They have a tendency of looking awkward and ugly and can be the low point of any project you’re working on. There have been countless articles written and techniques developed with the new and […]

Posted: October 02, 2006

It’s Back to a Full Feed for Me

After three weeks of offering only partial content in my RSS feed, I’ve decided to switch back to providing full text. After seriously considering it, providing a partial RSS feed defeats the purpose of a site like this even having one, really. The site is devoted to reading, writing, and talking about Web design, development, […]

Posted: September 27, 2006

Spread the Word About Standards

Last week there was a great article written by Roger Johansson in which he wrote about Why Standards Still Matter. Shortly thereafter another article was written by Robert Nyman who also had a few things to say about The Web Standards War. Both articles give a refreshing look into the area of writing about Web […]

Posted: September 25, 2006

A Quick Look at charset Usage

I recently took a sample from my list of bookmarks and checked to see whether or not people were using a charset in their documents. After seeing the results I thought maybe a quick overview of what a charset is may be in order. I also took into consideration the different types of charsets available to designers and developers and touched on the advantages and disadvantages of the two most common.

Posted: September 18, 2006

Linux and Web Development Part 2

It has been over two months since my last writeup about using Linux for Web development. I thought now would be a good time to revisit that subject and write a bit about my findings after using the new operating system for a little while.

Posted: September 11, 2006

Partial Versus Full RSS Feeds

There are lots of pros and cons to offering a partial or full content RSS feed. I’ve recently decided to offer partial feeds in hopes of preventing content scraping. While that can solve a single problem, it may start a few more.

Posted: September 04, 2006

Catching Up on the Mobile Web

I know I’m not the first to say that the mobile Web is becoming more advanced all the time. There have been countless articles written on the subject of designing for the mobile web and many of them have some really innovative and exciting suggestions. What lies beneath all the great speculation is the fact that standards for the mobile Web is hardly existent. If you thought designing a cross compatible site for the desktop was a challenge, wait until you work with handhelds.

Posted: August 28, 2006

Don’t Make Me Think – Book Review

Aug 21, 2006 by Jonathan Christopher product ★★★★★ Usability is a subject, for one reason or another, that is often avoided by designers and developers. It is something that can’t be taught, or achieved by following a certain syntax, so many times it is looked at as an obstacle. In reality, it has a lot […]

Posted: August 21, 2006

Beginning to Style Your RSS Feed

If you’re anything like me, RSS has completely changed the way you browse the Web. It has become much easier to manage the abundance of content I want to read across the net; mostly due to RSS. No longer must I make my way down a list of bookmarks, hoping to find an update here and there.

Posted: August 14, 2006