Mumbo Jumbo - category archive
Nothing to do with web development, but a topic that seems to be widely misunderstood relating to Internet connection speed …
Question: My server provider, Talk Talk, advertise ‘Up to 8 Meg download speeds’. What does this actually mean?
As the owner of a website, you now have a legal obligation – following the implementation of section 21 of the Disability Discrimination Act – to make reasonable adjustments to ensure blind and partially sighted people can access your service.
Semantic markup and search engine optimisation: there’s much nonsense talked about search engine optimisation (SEO), largely relating to the out of date over-use of META tags.
Why use faux columns? Well, until CSS is fully supported by all grown up browsers, and yes, this is a thinly veiled dig at IE/Win’s half-hearted attempt to support Web Standards, I really do have better ways to spend my time than worrying about pixel perfect placement of columns (IE/Win’s ‘3 pixel jog in contiguous float’ bug), and of course, the equal length floated columns dilemma presented by CSS.
The W3C states that tables should only be used for the presentation of tabular data. This site uses no tables whatsoever, and instead uses CSS for it’s layout.
For those interested, this site is constructed using XHTML 1.0 Transitional and Cascading Style Sheets. The layout is achieved purely through style sheets, and as such, uses no tables for it’s presentation – look Mum, no tables!