Archive for the 'JavaScript' Category

Politeness Call For WSG Members

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

“Their list is the best place to subscribe if you’re interested in web standards”
Peter Firminger of the Web Standards Group (WSG) mailing list - list dad to many - has posted an email to all members. On my birthday as well. This is a topic I’ve mentioned a number of times here and I’m definately […]

Internationalisation And Localisation

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

“Like it or not the world we’re living in is shrinking”
The week is going to be a good one with a second must read coming out of the A List Apart fold today in the form of Molly Holzschlag’s World Grows Small: Open Standards for the Global Web. I’ve had the “gunna do” on internationalisation […]

Joe Clark’s IceWeb 2006 Transcriptions

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

“If it was a bit warmer in Iceland and I was a bit richer”
Joe Clark has been good enough to provide transcriptions of the IceWeb 2006 Conference providing a rich read for the weekend. Great stuff.
IceWeb 2006 Introductions, State of the Web 2006 by Molly Holzschlag, Redesign Redux: Behind the Steering Wheel by Kelly Goto, […]

Vitamin - A Week For Collaborative Blogs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

“We need good sources of reliable and varifiable information”
Collaborative blogs are great if you can get them to work. Gaining support, content, agreement and editorial balance all must be extremely hard. Last week Bite Size Standards came out with an initial flurry of activity and now we have Vitamin which is a resource for web […]

Bite Size Standards

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

“A resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time”
The must subscribe site of the day of course is the launch of Bite Size Standards which aims to have many highly skilled authors submitting small bites of information which are highly digestible. Long tutorials won’t be found but even better is a […]

Shadforths - A Constructive Look

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

“Its an important rule of thumb never to use JavaScript to achieve critical functions”
The new Shadforths site is an interesting example and I’m not going to standardista cane it (not as such anyway) but I would like to constructively run through some of the elements I see as needing improvement. That being said we see […]

Graceful Degradation

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

“Widening the net so that more users can access your site effectively”
In my back to basic concepts drive here this article follows directly on from JavaScript Enhancement Is Key which discussed the concept of progressive enhancement. Perhaps in retrospect that article was somewhat mistitled. The flip side to that article is another simple concept called […]

JavaScript Enhancement Is Key

Tuesday, January 17th, 2006

“Think carefully about what is core functionality and what is an enhancement”
In my back to fundamentals drive here I’m following on from yesterday’s Separation Of Content From Presentation with some often repeated, but nonetheless still not universally understood, advice on when to use or not use JavaScript on your web sites. While its not the […]

Why Is It I Just Hate Dropdown Navigation?

Saturday, January 7th, 2006

“Or PALSEY or the onset of parkinsons for that matter”
Yeh I know drop down navigation is a contentious issue and I’ve avoided bringing it up for quite a while but why is it that people love this again? OK it puts a variety of options on the homepage and I understand that but it seems […]

Connect Financial - Praise And Advice

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

“A good improvement from what’s been pumping out of the local industry lately”
Well when I see some movement in Tasmania to tableless layouts and separation of content from presentation I think its time to raise a short glass of cheap whiskey and coke to salute the effort. Future Medium, who I blogged about earlier in […]