Archive for the '(X)HTML' Category

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 […]

Island of Rejuvination - Not Work

Friday, March 31st, 2006

“Under the hood if you dare to glare your eyes on the actual code that runs this simple home page”
The new Tasmania Tourism site Tasmania, Island of Rejuvination is an interesting look at the state of play in the current mind set of the local web development scene. I have three avenues of comment. The […]

Take Your Foot Off The Breaks

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

“Introducing markup into your document to affect its presentation”
On a sidenote of today’s little adventure I thought I’d remind you all out there that inserting break tags to push content down is really sloppy. Its just that using breaks to do that is right up there with the 1 pixel translucent shim.gif trick - the […]

Validity Of Code - Just For Clarity

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

“Do you seriously think writing invalid code is better than writing valid code?”
While a lot seems to be said about valid code and whether or not it makes for good markup let me just ask a definitive question here.
Do you seriously think writing invalid code is better than writing valid code?
That’s just a line to […]

IE7 Clearing Without Structural Markup

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

“He’s in the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility lab”
The must read article of the day of course is Andy Clarke’s Clearing Floats Without Structural Markup In IE7. He’s in the Internet Explorer 7 compatibility lab and has written in reponse to Roger Johansson’s article earlier in the week - New Clearing Method Needed for IE7.
OK its […]

Shadows On Fixed Width Containers

Sunday, March 19th, 2006

“Its in our nature to look at the complexity of things”
Making life easy for myself is the name of the game and often its easy for people not working in the same headspace as us to see things we do in a slightly askew fashion. In fact this post is a direct result of something […]

Untitled Document In Google

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

“A small drop into the hole of Untitled Document related documents”
Have you googled Untitled Document lately? What about that 99,700,000 responses? I’m wondering if there was a way to individually (and obviously programmatically) email these sites to tell them to put a title into their head section would I even bother?
So this post is just […]

Agentpoint In Sydney - CSS / XHTML Work

Saturday, March 18th, 2006

“If you’re interested he’s looking to get someone talented in a hurry”
Front End Coder(s) Required by Agentpoint
Peter Ricci in Sydney (ex-partner in Tasmania’s Little Devil which became Future Medium) is looking for a person or possibly people with strong XHTML and CSS skills for ongoing work. This involves producing customised WordPress themes from professional mockups […]

Web Standards Project Redesign

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

“A nice clean validating XHTML interface”
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) have redesigned - and as I hadn’t heard a murmur on any of the general trough feeding posts it was probably one of the best kept secrets (from me at least) for the first quarter of this year. So score one was the surprise factor. […]

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 […]


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