Web Design & Front-end development

iWeb’s HTML is a bit whiffy

iWeb, Apple’s new iLife app spits out front-end code that’s a bit lacking in quality. Thank god, for a minute there I thought I was going to have to retrain as a visual basic developer.

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Busy busy

I can’t believe that I haven’t posting anything in almost two months. Where did the time go? I’ve some free time coming and I’ll post on what I’ve been up to soon. I’ve been creating some reusable HTML structures based on patterns I’ve been working on for years now. After reading Allsop’s article on webpatterns it seems the practice of making make html templates more recyclable is the only way to make the investment in time and knowledge work to your advantage.

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Do not style HTML selectors!

One of the biggest problems I face when trying to construct a maintainable web standards compliant web site is that the site often ends up being only either maintainable or compliant. The reason why it?s problematic is because web standard web sites require knowledge of many facets and disciplines from its operators. Take the average CMS user for example, the run of the mill corporate web editor. This is usually a part-time position that someone got shafted with because they spilt coffee on the boss. They?re not going to give a hoot about compliancy.

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All-star team

Andy, Jeremy and Richard are this new company called clear:left. If there ever were to be a British all-star team this would be way up there, and here it is. We haven’t seen anything like this over here in the Netherlands. It’s in fact surprising that web standard mavericks get together and form a company like this at all. Great to see the creation of clear:left. Expectations run high.

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No more metal

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I’m a happy clog

I’ve just recieved word that I’m a happy clog.

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Deprecated HyperText Markup Language

Yes, that?s my new definition of DHTML. The abbreviation stands for all that has gone before in the world of Javascript, HTML and CSS. Most of what we?ve seen over past few years has been very damaging to the reputation of Javascript in particular. Don?t you think it?s time to drop this nineties buzzword into the bin?

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The Dutch Standard

Blogging, semantics, DOM, (x)HTML, ATOM etc. Just a little get together of Dutch front-end webheads. Anne van Kesteren won’t be there. He’s helping the Opera team with adding some flaws to their browser. Finally, when he gets back, we’ll have someone to blame. Whatever Opera does wrong it will be his fault. (Just kidding Anne, keep up the great work!)

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Poster blogs

Above the line communications will more than likely benefit from the recent development in non-volatile colour e-paper because Fujitsu has apparently cracked it. The main issue for e-paper was that the solutions thus far needed to be constantly powered and where maintenance intensive due to the fragile technology. This made the TCO too high with the benefits being too nominal. Looks like thinks are gonna change.

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‘html>body’ Will it get me fired?

I’ve been using the html>body tag for a while now. It easy, quick, standards compliant and gets me around the IE box model. The thing is… I WANT THE IE BOX MODEL. And so do many others that have got half a brain.

Okay. I’d better calm down and get over the fact that we’re getting screwed by Safari (no box model switch) because there’s a real chance that IE7 will screw everthing else up anyway as soon as it comes out. Futerproofing is a myth.

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