• Standards

    Chrome Is Not A Browser

    by  • 3 September 2008 • CSS, Standards

    If you somehow haven’t heard of it, Google’s Chrome is a neat, quick, Acid2-compliant “browser” designed to work with web applications, not web pages. Chrome certainly looks like a modern browser, with tabs along the top and an address bar and a “Most visited” home screen, it will seem familiar to anyone who’s moved...

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    Organizing CSS

    by  • 23 June 2008 • CSS, Design, Standards

    Looking at WordPress themes usually makes me cringe. It’s as if there was a memo on semantic markup and the community of WP developers didn’t get it. Some themes waste kilobytes of HTML source on something that could be achieved with 75% less markup. Some use blatantly non-compliant code. Almost none use semantic names....

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    The W3C Sucks

    by  • 22 May 2008 • CSS, Design, Standards

    “If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.” If you want to remain the standard-setting body for the web, promise new recommendations, never deliver.

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    Microsoft Listened

    by  • 7 April 2008 • CSS, Design, Standards

    We all complained, and Microsoft listened to the community: IE8 will now render in IE8-mode by default, and “developers who want their pages shown using IE8’s “IE7 Standards mode” will need to request that explicitly.” Obviously, this is good news for all forward-looking, standards-aware, progressively-enhancing developers out there. But even more important is the...

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    IE8 and Version Targeting

    by  • 12 March 2008 • CSS, Standards

    Two months after the whole of the internet has had their say, I thought I’d throw some new kindling on the fire of Internet Explorer 8’s version-targeting mechanism. It’s crap. The key issue is the default behavior: if I never change my server configuration or every page on my site, they will “forever” be...

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