Notes on a web journey

posted on: 25 November 2008


filed under: @ 10:30:36

The Web has search engines - many of them. However, they are typically concerned only with the text content of a Web page. What about a search engine for a Web page's structure?

Metadata Analysis and Mining Application


posted on: 08 May 2008

Css: reset, conditional and pagination

filed under: @ 09:02:31

On CSS :


posted on: 25 February 2008

More browser version targeting

filed under: @ 09:20:03

Version targeting shakes our browser-agnostic faith. Its default behavior runs counter to our expectations, and seems wrong. Yet to offer true DOM support without bringing JScript-authored sites to their knees, version targeting must work the way Microsoft proposes, argues Jeffrey Zeldman.

Version Targeting: Threat or Menace?


posted on: 25 January 2008

Browser version targeting

filed under: @ 19:32:06

On A List Apart:

Beyond DOCTYPE: Web Standards, Forward Compatibility, and IE8

From Switches to Targets: A Standardista's Journey


posted on: 02 November 2006

Using an iBook G4

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I'm posting using an iBook G4. I borrowed it for a few days, first time having a Mac all to myself. I have used Macs before, but always just to quickly check my email or something equally fast. Now I have a chance to try a few more things. It's also a good opportunity to see how my web sites look on Safari 1.1; so far so good, just a bit of difference in the size of the text that on Safari shows bolder then on IE6, Firefox or Opera on PC.


posted on: 27 October 2006

Graphing requests

filed under: @ 20:22:08

Simon Willison has found out that a Firefox extension has the capability to create a graph that shows “every component of the page - JavaScript, CSS, images - and when each component started and finished loading”:

graphing requests with Tamper Data


posted on: 29 June 2006

Cross browser text size

filed under: @ 19:09:19

On cross browser text size:

Personally I set the font size in the body at 80% and use percentage values for everything else (p 100%, h2 100%, h3 90%), no ems.


posted on: 28 June 2006

Web browser standards support

filed under: @ 19:44:51

On webdevout: Web browser standards support


posted on: 24 June 2006

Microformats and browsers

filed under: @ 18:57:24

Microformats and browsers:


posted on: 19 June 2006

Inline wrap IE6 bug

filed under: @ 11:30:06

I have been trying to find the best solution to the
inline wrap IE6 bug for a year. Right now I have to write a post then see how it looks on IE and add a <br /> tag to avoid wrapping of the links with the consequent external link icon loss. The solution offered in the post above doesn't work for me because the CSS does not validate using display:inline-block. I hope this bug will be fixed in IE7..


posted on: 30 May 2006

AJAX and accessibility, IE7 and Javascript

filed under: @ 12:09:21

On 456 Berea St. :
AJAX, JavaScript support and screen reader accessibility

On Quirksmode:
IE 7 and JavaScript


posted on: 25 April 2006

CSS hacks

filed under: @ 14:02:05

On Vitamin: Stop Hacking, or be Stopped

I always try to avoid any hacks adapting the layout so as to avoid the different renderings of the browsers. That put some limitations on what I could do but now it pays off since I don't have to change anything.


posted on: 01 February 2006

Accessibility mistakes and IE7 beta 2

filed under: @ 19:47:02

On Digital Web: seven accessibility mistakes - part 1

Also, it's now possible to download a pre-release software of Internet Explorer 7 : Beta 2


posted on: 14 September 2005

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1

filed under: @ 19:16:39

Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 has been released.

This Simon Willison's post highlights all the new features.


posted on: 12 June 2005

&apos; and Internet Explorer

filed under: @ 12:05:43

It's old news, I know, but it's also useful to have a link to the complete ISO Latin-1 Character Set for Internet Explorer 4.0 and later to avoid seeing an ugly &apos; instead of the intended apostrophe.

For whoever does not know what I'm talking about, Internet Explorer does not support the &apos; entity added to the XHTML 1.0 specifications (since ' is an XML entity), which means that insted of showing an apostrophe it shows just &apos;

Use &#39; whenever you need an apostrophe and everything will be all right.


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript