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Giving Markup Some Class

One of the great things about CSS is the ability to give elements a class or id. The trouble is, like many other elements of XHTML/CSS, they can be abused. I know when I first began using CSS, I would give just about anything a class just because I could. I would then style elements […]

Posted: May 08, 2006

Beautify Your Print CSS

As mentioned in a previous article regarding CSS and projection, there are multiple forms of media to keep in mind when developing. In my personal opinion, the print stylesheet is a very important addition to any site. I find it frustrating when I come across an article I would like to print out, and the […]

Posted: May 01, 2006

Click Here to Read This Article

Hyperlinks are what make the Internet its own. The concept of being able to connect documents with the click of a mouse was a major selling point of the Web and it is that basic functionality which makes the Internet so great. I’d like to take a quick minute to talk about the usability of […]

Posted: April 24, 2006

Projecting your CSS

I can remember setting up my first stylesheet and being truly impressed with the power of CSS. While I was still learning the language and implementation, I came across the concept of print stylesheets. The fact that you could present a completely different style for print was mind blowing for me. It made so much […]

Posted: April 17, 2006

Don’t Neglect the title Attribute

If it is one thing that I find myself forgetting when initially marking up a document, it is to make effective use of the title attribute in anchors. I think the title attribute is one of those things that gets pushed aside due to the fact that it is seen as tedious by some. I […]

Posted: April 10, 2006

But it Validates!

In my personal opinion, the overall state of the Web is growing in the acceptance of valid markup. For the most part this is great; having valid markup is often the first hurdle to overcome when becoming a good developer. I know that when my eyes were first opened to valid markup, I was turned […]

Posted: April 03, 2006

Suckerfish HoverLightbox

The Suckerfish HoverLightbox is a mashup of three very popular Web design techniques blended together to offer a new way of presenting your image galleries.

Posted: March 27, 2006

Semantic Image Use

Semantic markup often holds more value than meets the eye. When practicing semantics with your markup, a byproduct is increased accessibility, decent base search engine optimization, and a boost to usability. The use of images in development is sometimes a gray area for new developers. The beauty of CSS is the ability to separate content […]

Posted: March 20, 2006

Effective Style with em

Using relative font sizes for Web design can be a great benefit to both the developer and the reader. Read about using em for font size.

Posted: March 13, 2006

Google vs. Web Standards – Part 2

In continuance of Part 1: How could Google better their situation? First, a step back needs to be taken and the overall picture needs to be dissected. What is Google offering? To put it simply, Google’s main founding purpose was to offer the best search engine on the Web. Looking further into Google’s mission statement, […]

Posted: March 06, 2006