Jens Oliver Meiert

May 2008

Über-Semantics

Premasagar recently published a great demonstration of what can be considered “über-semantic” code. I guess we can thank the microformats community which carefully avoids to rely on the semantics of HTML elements but…

Post from May 27, 2008, filed under .

Tip: vi Configuration

Long story short: It’s easy to modify vi editor’s standard configuration. The most useful changes probably relate to encoding (UTF-8 preferred) and display of line numbers…

Post from May 25, 2008, filed under .

Less Is Still More

Time and money spent on making things worse is something I find absolutely fascinating. Allow me to elaborate, and to start with some HTML newsletters: Hours are spent writing supposed content, creating and decorating mockups, working around email client limitations…

Post from May 21, 2008, filed under .

CSS: Simple Rules for Better Organization and More Efficiency

“Organization is not everything, but without organization, everything is nothing,” one of my teachers used to say. Almost everything benefits from organization, and so does work with CSS—especially when working with many people…

Post from May 15, 2008, filed under .

Website Optimization Measures, Part IV

Once again, though already covering a few weeks of various improvements. Some have been implemented in Bremen, others in Zurich, all on some of my sites. Enjoy additional optimization tips, this time touching typography, usability, SEO, and performance.

Post from May 5, 2008, filed under .

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