Tag: Standards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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