I recently had a fascinating conversation with our VP of Client Services. Long story short, I learned that selling web standards is difficult, because many of the benefits it offers are “soft.” For instance, if we tell a client that … Keep reading
Wanna get a headache? Go type “html book titles italic em” into Google and read for about 15 minutes. What you’re looking at is an intense debate over the best way to mark up a book title using HTML. I’ll … Keep reading
Last year, I attended An Event Apart 2006 in Seattle. It was a great event, although I remember it being really rushed, because they seven sessions packed into one day. So when I heard that they were coming back to … Keep reading
What started as a simple project with LP to redesign their top-level landing pages quickly grew to encompass their entire site. This brought with it some surprising logistical difficulties, which the Pop Art team overcame through clever use of web … Keep reading
It’s that time of year again when standards-conscious web designers shed their stylesheets and let their sites run around, exposing their raw markup to the world to promote web standards. The idea is that a standards-based site will be marked … Keep reading
Over the weekend, I upgraded the theme for Space Ninja. Firstly, I changed the header and footer color scheme and pattern for the holidays. I think it’s nice, and the little sprig of mistletoe over the logo cracks me up. … Keep reading
Having already written a book introducing readers to the web standards movement, Dan Cedarholm returns to cover more advanced material. While his first focused on markup and basic scenarios like grocery lists, this book focuses on CSS and accessibility. In … Keep reading
In the introduction to this book, Andy Budd writes “There are an increasing number of CSS resources around, yet you only have to look at a CSS mailing list to see the same questions popping up time and again.” In … Keep reading
Dan Cedarholm has written a very nice book introducing the reader to the concept of web standards. Unlike Zeldman’s book, which is nearly all theory, this book is heavily focused on markup techniques, with some basic introduction to CSS. Each … Keep reading
Eric Meyer, known in the web community as the Godfather of CSS, has written several more technical books about CSS for O’Reilly, but this book, as well as its sequel, are intended as a more practical, hands-on set of tutorials. … Keep reading
We’re here! It’s 8:50, and the big screen is showing a slideshow of photos that they guys must have taken yesterday when they got into town. The conference room is really nice – slightly elevated rows as you move back … Keep reading
Today is the first annual CSS Naked Day! Dustin Diaz came up with the idea as a way to promote Web Standards. I’m (obviously) participating, and I’m pleased with how usable my site is with no CSS.
The new design got linked at two of the CSS gallery sites! I got a “Notable Entry” link on the sidebar at CSSImport.com, and a full-screen page over at Screenspire.com. Hooray! Thanks for the links!
It came as a shock when I realized that I no longer consider myself a web designer. I mean, I’ve been into graphic design my whole life, and in college I focused on web design. Over the last few years … Keep reading
I am absolutely stunned. For a few months now, I’ve been discovering that some of my websites don’t render correctly on Netscape. Now, like any web designer, I’m aware that none of the major browsers render HTML exactly according to … Keep reading