Category: Semantics

I Need to Pay More Attention to My Headings

Published 11 years 2 months ago on February 5, 2007

Headings are semantically useful for accessibility, usability, and readability. They’re very important in outlining a document structure and thought should be put into their inclusion and use.

My Development and Design Process

Published 11 years 2 months ago on January 29, 2007

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

Abbreviation or Acronym? What’s the Difference?

Published 11 years 3 months ago on January 8, 2007

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 […]

Site Testing with Text Based Browsers

Published 11 years 4 months ago on December 18, 2006

I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep tabs on yourself by properly testing your site in various environments. Cross platform, cross browser, and also just as important: cross technology. Many times, developers feel that if their code is valid, they’re good to go. Validity is very important, yes, but if a document […]

Standards, Semantics, Accessibility, and HTML Email

Published 11 years 4 months ago on December 4, 2006

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. […]

Taking Hold of your Submit Button

Published 11 years 6 months ago on October 2, 2006

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 […]

Spread the Word About Standards

Published 11 years 6 months ago on September 25, 2006

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 […]

Calendar Semantics: Table or List

Published 11 years 9 months ago on July 24, 2006

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.

Introducing MBN DuoTone Headings

Published 11 years 9 months ago on July 15, 2006

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.

Giving Markup Some Class

Published 11 years 11 months ago on May 8, 2006

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 […]

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