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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

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