Tag: Semantics

Getting Back to Basics: Effective Use of Images

Imagery is a very important aspect in Web design. Are you using images properly?

Posted: July 20, 2009

Closing this Chapter on CSS Frameworks

Has the debate surrounding CSS frameworks been partially due to a misunderstanding of the term CSS framework?

Posted: November 19, 2007

At What Point Do Semantics Not Apply?

Are semantics completely inapplicable when it comes to CSS? Do you feel as though trying to create semantic classes is simply overzealous? Without the structured definition and documentation of (X)HTML to back it up, is CSS better left to be implemented on a ‘what works’ basis? Are semantic names that only describe visual orientation as meaningful as valuable as those which describe the informational meaning?

Posted: September 17, 2007

How to Retain Site Quality After Delivery

There are a number of ways for clients to make updates in various CMSs, but which is best?

Posted: August 13, 2007

Is Manipulating the DOM for Presentation Acceptable?

Is manipulating the DOM to include extra markup needed to desired design elements acceptable?

Posted: July 09, 2007

Are Inline Styles Sometimes Okay? When? Why?

Limitations range greatly from one CMS to another, some have embraced Web standards and produce semantically rich and valid markup, while others have put standards on the back burner. One issue I’ve had some reoccurring trouble with in the past is the combination of a CMS with managed images that are part of the design as opposed to having informational value.

Posted: June 25, 2007

POSH: Semantic Markup for Driving Directions

Driving directions offer a lot of semantic data. This article takes the semantics of driving directions into consideration and offers discussion about how to improve structural markup of directions.

Posted: June 11, 2007

A Semantic Breakdown of Restaurant Menus

This article takes into consideration a restaurant menu and discusses what makes the most semantic sense when marking one up using HTML.

Posted: May 14, 2007

My Development and Design Process

Inspired by a post put together from Jonathan Snook, here’s a look into my development process.

Posted: January 29, 2007

Abbreviation or Acronym? What’s the Difference?

One of my favorite things about Web development is it’s openness. I love it how open the principles, practices, and techniques behind it are continually open for discussion. One of my top priorities when applying markup to a document is keeping semantics in mind. (X)HTML is a semantic markup language by nature, and it should […]

Posted: January 08, 2007