Browsing web content is not like browsing a printed magazine or catalogue. If the quality of a site is not up to sniff, there are numerous reasons for leaving instantly. And those reasons are multiplying.
Dave Hyatt, a developer of Apple’s Safari web browser offered some amazingly enlightening insight into the nightmares of browser developers the other day. The only thing I can think to say is: Dave, thanks for trying. This is a great example of how IE’s inconsistent rendering behavior has long-lasting negative effects on the adoption of […]
When shopping for a KVM switch for my up-and-coming computer lab, I came upon one e-commerce site whose broken CSS meant I couldn’t use the site! They obviously didn’t test on multiple browsers. Don’t let this happen to you!
Using proper HTTP redirects has several important advantages over other forms of redirection that directly affect the usability of your web site. More importantly, they become invaluable during a period of site maintenance or reorganization.
I was just heading to bed (well, kinda) but this was too blogworthy to pass up. Browsing my newsfeeds, I happened upon this post from Andy Budd which points to this Mac OS X Hints post regarding a CSS-savvy web developer trying to do some online shopping. Unfortunately for the online store owners, their pages […]
In Poker, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. When you’re an absolute beginner, no one can possibly predict what you are going to do. But sit down and play a few hands, get a feel for the game, and suddenly you’re just a fish in a sea full of sharks. The same can be […]
The question of how to center an absolutely positioned element came up recently in a CSS forum I frequent. It’s a relatively old question that has several answers, but it’s been asked often enough imho to warrant a short discussion. CSS has given Web Designers a powerful tool to create breathtaking layouts. However, some things […]
Content Management Systems are notoriously bad at generating pages which rank well in search engines. Here are a few of my suggestions for developers and users to help them get their CMS-generated pages ranked better in search engines.
I was going to put up a Firefox click-through page to help spread Firefox and celebrate the first production release of Firefox (version 1.0 baby!) but I took a look at my Webalyzer stats before I did to try to gauge which browsers visitors are using to view my site. As of right now, for […]
Recently, I became aware of CSS3’s box-sizing property. This property can have two values, content-box and border-box. The content-box value is what we’re all used to. It causes the selected box’s dimensions to be sized by setting the specified width of the box equal to the width of the content area of the box. Any […]