Tag: Semantics

Standards, Semantics, Accessibility, and HTML Email

You can love email, you can hate email. An opinion can vary from one extreme to the other when asking any group of people, but almost everyone using the Internet spends part of their day sending, receiving, and reading email. One thing that the majority can agree on is having a dislike for HTML emails. […]

Posted: December 04, 2006

My Latest Take on Image Replacement

The new design got me thinking about image replacement techniques and I think I’ve come up with a good technique for solving the problem of readers with images disabled and CSS enabled.

Posted: October 23, 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

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

Calendar Semantics: Table or List

Many times, when a developer first begins to use proper HTML and CSS for markup and style, he or she has a tendency to disown tables and avoid their use at all cost. While thinking that way can allow a developer to discover many creative ways of using the newfound power of CSS, it can put someone at a severe disadvantage.

Posted: July 24, 2006

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

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

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

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

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