Archive for September, 2005

Rollin’ with Rollyo

Every so often someone comes up with a really cool idea for a website that’s so useful you find yourself asking “why didn’t anyone think of that until now?” or “why didn’t I think of that!” We’re all familiar with Blogrolls, well make room in your vocabulary for Searchrolls. A Searchroll is a personalized search […]

Invalid markup: does it matter?

Don’t get me wrong. If you know me, you know that I’m the first one to push for valid markup. I’m a perfectionist at heart, and nothing pleases me more than seeing that beautiful message on the W3C’s Validator: “This page is Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict!” But the more I think about it and the […]

Image tag vs. Image replacement

One of the most regularly recurring questions that I have to answer when building a site is: “should I use an image tag here, or a CSS image replacement?” This is especially the case when working with a design that’s been given to me by a graphic designer, because I’m not the one who thought […]

AJAX: What’s in a name?

What do a Greek hero, a town in Ontario, a household cleaner, a play by Sophocles, and the revival of JavaScript have in common? They all bear the name AJAX. I don’t know about you, but as much as I’m a sucker for buzzwords, I just can’t bring myself to use the acronym AJAX in […]

Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta

Hot on the heels (!) of Chris Pederick’s Web Developer Firefox extension, Microsoft has put together the Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar Beta. The first thing you’ll notice when you install it is how plain it looks. No logo, no icons, just plain text buttons, which makes it hard to use since you don’t know if […]

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