2011

My Year in Activities, 2011

Or: 43 things that make someone who has no idea about anything he’s doing look like he knows everything, the 2011 edition.

Published on December 31, 2011, filed under .

On Semantics in HTML

As web developers we like to talk about “semantic markup,” a somehow inaccurate short form for “markup that is meaningful and used how it’s supposed to be used.” But where is all that meaning coming from? Let’s take a look.

Published on October 26, 2011, filed under .

Print Style Sheets and URLs

Print style sheets are awesome. They’re easy to write, too. Site owners and developers who care about print typically know what to do. Alas there’s one thing that’s done rather the wrong than in any right way: printing URLs…

Published on June 14, 2011, filed under and .

Web Development Principles: Develop for What Is, Not What Could Be

For any given project, web developers fare best when focusing on what is, not what could be. To fend off the first misunderstandings, that focus includes what absolutely will be.

Published on June 7, 2011, filed under .

Exposing Reset Style Sheets

Finally, a Chrome extension to highlight CSS misconceptions.

Published on May 15, 2011, filed under .

Driving: Tips and Thoughts

It’s time for a helpful, heart-warming, loving post about driving.

Published on May 11, 2011, filed under .

On Correct Punctuation

Let’s speak the unspeakable: Correct punctuation, here referring to the use of the correct characters for quotation marks, apostrophes, dashes, and ellipses, will forever remain a dream online…

Published on April 7, 2011, filed under .

HTML, “@width,” and “@height”

As the width and height attributes are to remain part of HTML, limit their use. The reason to avoid @width and @height is that they are presentational and hence constitute potential maintainability issues.

Published on February 17, 2011, filed under .

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