Jens Oliver Meiert

June 2007

HTML: All Elements from HTML 1 to XHTML 2.0

A new, continuously updated index of all elements defined by the HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01 (covering all document types), XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.1, HTML 5, and XHTML 2.0 specifications and drafts.

Post from June 30, 2007, filed under .

Arguments for the “style” Attribute

The HTML Working Group is currently arguing whether to drop the style attribute. To encourage discussion outside the Working Group, here are the reasons I see to keep @style.

Post from June 27, 2007, filed under .

A Plea for Better Software: Provide Auto-Save

So far, applications rarely automatically and periodically save users’ work. They therefore fail to prevent unnecessary, frustrating, expensive loss of work and information. Since this isn’t just a but a critical problem, we need to encourage application developers and owners…

Post from June 25, 2007, filed under and .

Load Time, the UX Factor: Facts and Measures

Load time of websites seems to remain our industry’s stepchild, but the vision is real-time surfing, not spending bandwidth improvements. There are still some facts and measures to consider when it comes to efficient websites with a certain ease of use. Here are eight, to be exact.

Post from June 21, 2007, filed under .

WCAG, HTML, and CSS: Maybe the Standards Need a Break

The web development community worries about the development of WCAG, HTML, and CSS (about the latter only since recently). These worries and the related criticism appear to be valid and legitimate—there are problems with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines…

Post from June 15, 2007, filed under .

Requirements for Website Prototypes (and Design Systems)

Best practices for HTML, CSS, and DOM scripting based website prototypes, covering essential requirements from accessibility to universality, and including definitions, pros, and contras. Derived from a recent presentation.

Post from June 9, 2007, filed under and .

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Perhaps my most interesting book: 100 Things I Learned as an Everyday Adventurer (2013). During my time in the States I started trying everything. Everything. Then I noticed that wasn’t only fun, it was also useful. Available at Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play Books, and Leanpub.

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Perhaps my most personal and also most unusual book: Journey of J. (2015). A freestyle documentary of 557 days of travel across 6 continents and 48 countries. Available at Amazon.

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