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How to Section Your HTML | CSS-Tricks
A lot of details about supporting screen readers and their navigation in HTML.
html  accessibility  via:reddit  webdesign 
june 2019 by mcherm
When Is A Button Not A Button? — Smashing Magazine
How hard is it to just create a button in HTML? Surprisingly hard.
webdesign  html  via:reddit 
february 2019 by mcherm
A file that’s both an acceptable HTML page and a JPEG
Apparently you can smuggle lots of interesting information inside an image. It's a possible simple technique for stenography.
images  html  via:HackerNews 
september 2018 by mcherm
Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs – Actualize – Medium
A *really good* history of CSS policies and practices explaining what is going on today.
css  webdev  webdevelopment  html  history  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
How a new HTML element will make the Web faster | Ars Technica
The story behind how a new HTML element got added to the standard to support varying image sizes. It is really a story about how standards committees work.
ArsTechnica  standards  html  html5  webdevelopment  web  via:HackerNews 
september 2014 by mcherm
Lunatech Blog: What every web developer must know about URL encoding
Some details about how to encode URLs. Encoding can be done with %xx replacement, but other things are allowed in different parts of the URL and so technically decoding requires a syntax-aware parser.
programming  html  http  webdevelopment  webdev  via:HackerNews 
june 2013 by mcherm
Two HTML Standards Diverge in a Wood | Webmonkey | Wired.com
There are now two standards for HTML, but that doesn't suck.
standards  html  internet  via:HackerNews 
july 2012 by mcherm
www: theoriginofthe<blink>tag
The "inventor" of the blink tag denies actually doing it.
history  html  via:reddit 
july 2010 by mcherm
Google Code Blog: Introducing the Google Font API & Google Font Directory
Google is offering some open-source fonts, and making them available in a place where web designers can use them. Fabulous!
via:HackerNews  typography  fonts  html  webdevelopment  webdesign  google  opensource 
may 2010 by mcherm
Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark]
History of how the img tag got added to HTML. Interesting story, also neat to see the give and take of standards development. The guy who shipped working code won.
html  history  browsers  via:HackerNews  standards 
november 2009 by mcherm
The only known acceptable use of the blink tag | Edventures in Normalcy
It's the only known acceptable use of the blink tag. Can't say more, it would give it away.
funny  html  webdesign  via:reddit 
october 2009 by mcherm
CSS Sprites are Stupid – Let's Use Archives Instead! (Firefox Demo) | kaioa.com
CSS sprites are sticking multiple images in the same file to speed up downloads by using fewer, larger files. Why not stick them in a .zip file instead... wouldn't it be a WHOLE lot easier to manage in the long run?
via:reddit  webdesign  webdevelopment  html  css 
july 2009 by mcherm
The Billion Dollar HTML Tag « Data Center Knowledge
Google has found that truly tiny changes affect page load time, and that for them, page load time translates directly to revenue.
webdesign  webdevelopment  google  html 
june 2009 by mcherm
Page Speed Home
A tool from Google for making web pages load faster. Check it out.
webdevelopment  google  optimization  html  todo  via:reddit 
june 2009 by mcherm
px - em - % - pt - keyword: Specifying font sizes in HTML - css-tricks
Everything you need to know about how to specify the size of text in web pages.
typography  html  webdesign  webdevelopment  css  refs 
april 2009 by mcherm
Dive into history, 2009 edition [dive into mark]
Reasons why you should write your documentation in HTML rather than some other markup language.
standards  documentation  html  via:MarkPilgrim 
april 2009 by mcherm
The longdesc lottery » The WHATWG Blog
The longdesc attribute in HTML is required for accessibility reasons, but it simply isn't working. Not one in 100,000 is even *potentially* useful. And blind users don't even know about it. Perhaps this isn't actually a useful solution.
webdevelopment  webdesign  accessibility  handicaps  html  standards  research 
april 2009 by mcherm
Coding Horror: HTML Validation: Does It Matter?
Argues that there's little benefit to conforming strictly to valid html, and NO benefit to standard xhtml.
via:CodingHorror  codinghorror  webdevelopment  webdesign  standards  html 
march 2009 by mcherm
IETester / HomePage
How do you test in multiple version of IE without maintaining a stable of PCs? Here is one solution.
webdevelopment  webdesign  browsers  testing  html  ie  ietester 
february 2009 by mcherm
BrainJar.com: CSS Positioning
The CSS box model explained accurately.
css  refs  html  boxmodel 
february 2009 by mcherm
CSS - Quirks mode and strict mode
Essential documentation on "quirks mode" and "strict mode" and how to control them in browser page rendering.
webdesign  webdevelopment  html  ie  firefox  standards  refs 
january 2009 by mcherm
Beware of XHTML
A list of the issues that make xhtml questionable, as well as some of the advantages.
webdesign  webdevelopment  css  xml  html 
january 2009 by mcherm
Forms - id vs. name
When using the <label> element, you must give the fields both a name (for HTML form submission) and an ID (so the label will work).
html  css  webdesign  webdevelopment 
august 2008 by mcherm
HTML 4.01 Tutorial
A brief and incomplete but halfway decent HTML and CSS tutorial.
refs  webdesign  css  html 
may 2008 by mcherm
HTML Mail with Microsoft Outlook
Some notes that helped me send HTML email in Outlook. For better info, see my blog entry.
outlook  Microsoft  html  email 
april 2008 by mcherm
HTML comments
The actual rules for SGML comments are not as simple as the rules in XML. Interesting!
xml  html  reference  webdevelopment 
march 2008 by mcherm
Hixie's Natural Log: Mistakes, Sadness, Regret
Microsoft isn't TRYING to be evil, but their support of backward compatibility over standards in IE causes problems.
Microsoft  ie  webdev  webdevelopment  webdesign  standards  webstandards  html  blogentry 
january 2008 by mcherm
Tagneto: Cross Domain Frame Communication with Fragment Identifiers (for Comet?)
A technique for javascript content in an iframe to communicate with javascript content on the page it's embedded in even if the two are hosted in separate domains.
webdevelopment  webdev  xss  security  javascript  html  ajax  blogentry  programming 
november 2007 by mcherm
Selenium IDE: Selenium IDE
A firefox extension for repeatable web testing.
personal_net  testing  webdevelopment  selenium  html 
april 2007 by mcherm
Dynamic Text Box Areas
How to dynamically resize textarea elements fit their contents.
personal_net  javascript  html  webdesign 
april 2007 by mcherm
XSS (Cross Site Scripting) Cheat Sheet
A big list of ways to slip XSS (cross site scripting) attacks past defensive filters by abusing various kinds of leniency in the HTML rendering engines of most browsers.
cross_site_scripting  html  xss  security  webdevelopment 
march 2007 by mcherm
HTML and DHTML Reference
Microsoft's DHTML reference.
refs  html  javascript 
july 2006 by mcherm
Cross-site request forgery
A brief description of tricking a web application from another web page.
articles/web_programming  html  http  security  cross_site_scripting 
may 2005 by mcherm
Fighting RFCs with RFCs - Cross Site Scripting
A blog from which I first learned about cross site request forgery
articles/web_programming  html  http  security  cross_site_scripting 
may 2005 by mcherm

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