Tag: Semantics

Getting Back to Basics: Effective Use of Images

Published 9 years 5 days ago on July 20, 2009

Imagery is a very important aspect in Web design. Are you using images properly?

Closing this Chapter on CSS Frameworks

Published 10 years 8 months ago on November 19, 2007

Has the debate surrounding CSS frameworks been partially due to a misunderstanding of the term CSS framework?

At What Point Do Semantics Not Apply?

Published 10 years 10 months ago on September 17, 2007

Are semantics completely inapplicable when it comes to CSS? Do you feel as though trying to create semantic classes is simply overzealous? Without the structured definition and documentation of (X)HTML to back it up, is CSS better left to be implemented on a ‘what works’ basis? Are semantic names that only describe visual orientation as meaningful as valuable as those which describe the informational meaning?

How to Retain Site Quality After Delivery

Published 10 years 11 months ago on August 13, 2007

There are a number of ways for clients to make updates in various CMSs, but which is best?

Is Manipulating the DOM for Presentation Acceptable?

Published 11 years 2 weeks ago on July 9, 2007

Is manipulating the DOM to include extra markup needed to desired design elements acceptable?

Are Inline Styles Sometimes Okay? When? Why?

Published 11 years 1 month ago on June 25, 2007

Limitations range greatly from one CMS to another, some have embraced Web standards and produce semantically rich and valid markup, while others have put standards on the back burner. One issue I’ve had some reoccurring trouble with in the past is the combination of a CMS with managed images that are part of the design as opposed to having informational value.

POSH: Semantic Markup for Driving Directions

Published 11 years 1 month ago on June 11, 2007

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.

A Semantic Breakdown of Restaurant Menus

Published 11 years 2 months ago on May 14, 2007

This article takes into consideration a restaurant menu and discusses what makes the most semantic sense when marking one up using HTML.

My Development and Design Process

Published 11 years 5 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 6 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 […]

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