Jens Oliver Meiert

2009 (2)

Performance of CSS Selectors Is Irrelevant

…if you like to have a strict read of Steve Souders’ recent research. We’ve still got few but now a few more numbers backing up what we always suspected, that merely optimizing selectors is micro-optimization…

Post from March 12, 2009, filed under .

Website Optimization Measures, Part VI

In this episode: On the utilization of Google Friend Connect, maintenance of Google Analytics, sanity checks, type attributes, charset rules, cite elements, and ICRA labels. Fresh and sexy.

Post from March 10, 2009, filed under .

When to Split Style Sheets

Three factors influence whether or not it makes sense to split style sheets: probability, meaning (aka semantics), and granularity.

Post from March 5, 2009, filed under .

Another Survey (Including Website Usability Scale Template)

I’m doing it again: Do you have another 15 seconds to answer a couple of questions? The survey is based on the System Usability Scale (SUS) John Brooke presented in the 80s. Which means nothing less than that there’s another experiment taking place with me testing SUS…

Post from February 25, 2009, filed under .

Performance and RFC 2396

RFC 2396 specifies that relative URIs like //foo get resolved as http://foo. This means, if you link a resource like http://example.com/, @href may as well just point to //example.com/.

Post from February 18, 2009, filed under .

Arial, Helvetica

An extension of my post on Arial and Helvetica: For those who want or have to use Arial as their standard font, there is no point in mentioning Helvetica anywhere in the code, as in arial, helvetica, sans-serif.

Post from February 12, 2009, filed under .

The Two Great Things About Validation

There are two great things about validation: Validating helps technical understanding and thus contributes to awareness of respective specifications, and writing valid code is a sign of professionalism.

Post from January 30, 2009, filed under .

Browser Support: The Two Metrics That Count

There are only two things that matter to determine what user agents—or browsers, simple language—to support on any given site: First, how popular is the user agent in question? Second, what’s the “support threshold”…

Post from January 27, 2009, filed under .

5 Cool Ways to Support the W3C

I recently got a mail by someone interested in supporting the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) similar to how I do it. While replying I noticed that the information I was about to share might not be obvious to everyone, but still important…

Post from January 21, 2009, filed under .

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