Notes on a web journey

posted on: 25 November 2008


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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: 10 October 2008

Web development

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On A List Apart:

On Digital Web Magazine :

Concept Design Tools


posted on: 26 September 2008

Web standards and tests

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Two interesting articles on A List Apart about web standards:


posted on: 11 March 2007

Semantics and structure

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On nefariousdesigns:

Semantics and Structure


posted on: 27 February 2007

Web standards and quality

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Two related articles on web standards by Andy Rutledge:

In spite of the widespread acceptance of Web standards by a specific segment of the design and development community, hosts of professionals - those out there right now creating the Web - are working in direct opposition to these standards. A significant reason for why this is happening and how those not working with Web standards justify their activity boils down, I believe, to something regrettably simple: nomenclature.

Web Standards: it's about quality, not compliance

As I referenced in my last article, the benefits and characteristics of Web standards are not being effectively communicated to many who need to hear and learn about them. The result is that some understandably leap to inaccurate conclusions while gross mischaracterizations are allowed to fester among members of the design and development community.

Web Misunderstandards


posted on: 29 September 2006

Type and standards

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Two articles on Think Vitamin:

Looking at type

Choosing the best fonts for your site is about more than making it look pretty: different typefaces send out different signals.

Why standards still matter

The last couple of years may have seen an increase in the level of interest and action around web standards. But it still isn't filtering down to the mainstream.


posted on: 29 June 2006

Misunderstanding web standards

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An interesting list: 9 ways to misunderstand web standards


posted on: 28 June 2006

Web browser standards support

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On webdevout: Web browser standards support


posted on: 17 June 2006

Beginners guide to CSS and standards

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On Friendly Bit:
beginners guide to CSS and standards


posted on: 14 June 2006

Responsible use of JavaScript

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On The Web Standards Project:
promoting the responsible use of JavaScript


posted on: 15 April 2006

Alt text

filed under: @ 18:55:23

On 456 Berea Street: alt text is an alternative, not a tooltip


posted on: 07 April 2006

Computer melt-down

filed under: @ 14:35:44

Naked CSS Day is finished computer broke down. I cannot re-enable CSS and the web log page will stay "naked" until my computer gets fixed.


posted on: 05 April 2006

CSS naked day

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Nice idea: CSS naked day


posted on: 21 March 2006

Realignments and redesign

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I have been following Simplebits's realignment because that's what I also do. I didn't know it had a name and it was actually something people wrote about. I tend to tweak the layout even if just a few pixels at the time, trying to find the best balance in the position between every "piece" of my site. I'm now trying to modify my logo to give it a less stark appearance, I'd like it a bit softer. So far no joy..The most important thing for me, though, is the clarity of presentation. I get often "lost" looking for posts and articles on many web sites. For example, And All That Malarkey is a site I visit often and every time it takes a lot of scrolling up and down, reading all over the page trying to locate the interesting bits and what's new. A List Apart, it doesn't stay inside my window, it goes out laterally and I have to scroll sideways to read topics and part of the main menu. Many web logs have a recent comments section, confusing for me that surf quite a lot and hand coded all my site, never mind for some occasional user..My point is, content is first, then comes an easy presentation so that anybody visiting the web site for the first time doesn't have to scroll all over the place and read tons of stuff just to understand what is where. I like Simplebits because is fairly straightforward, even if why a notebook? Why not just notes then? Maybe it seems not so clear to me just because English in not my first language. Web-graphics is another easy-to-use web site. Anyway, for me, efficiency is the key word, simple and interesting are the goals.


posted on: 21 January 2006


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I added a link to 24ways in the links list. This is Drew McLellan post about doing it.


posted on: 18 January 2006

Web 3.0

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An article by Jeffrey Zeldman on A List Apart :

Web 3.0

The development of new technologies on the web is very fast. For me is difficult to keep up with it even if I have to say that I find AJAX interesting. The point for me is always the same: keep things simple and easy to use. Most people have a very basic understanding of web techology and just need to use the Internet to find what they are interested in. The trend factor is stupid and usually brings bad and confusing results. Part of it is also the general way of thinking nowadays: fast consumption, no trace left afterwards. I also think that what will be done properly will stay around and bring a positive effect into that very open, shape-changing reality the web is.


posted on: 17 January 2006

CSS typography and background images

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Typography and CSS on Digital Web Magazine

On 24 Ways css background images


posted on: 15 December 2005

Transitional vs. Strict and 2006 web trends

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From 24 ways an article on Transitional vs. Strict Markup by Roger Johansson.

Andy Budd on Web Design and Development Trends for 2006.

Two years:

Happy Birthday XFN!


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