Entries tagged with “html”

Conditional CSS

The first thing that comes to my mind when I see things like this is: is CSS really that hard? I don't say that in a condescending way, but does it really need to run through a PHP (or C) processor, adding unnecessary overhead? I think it is good for some systems to output the CSS based on variables in their backend CMS or storage system, but it should be cached as to not require parsing with each request. In this instance, the CSS doesn't change based on variables coming from a backend system, it only changes based on the browser requesting it.

I can slightly understand the need for @variables inside of CSS, but I just don't get the point of adding a middleman parser to do things like this. Am I interpreting it wrong?

This entry was written on August 13th, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with css, html, and conditionalcss

Removing Microformats from bbc.co.uk/programmes

"[...] Until these issues are resolved the BBC semantic markup standards have been updated to prevent the use of non-human-readable text in abbreviations." (via)

This entry was written on June 23rd, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with microformats, html, and semantics

Why HTML

"The short and sweet reason is simply this: XHTML offers no compelling advantage — to me — over HTML, but even if it did it would also offer increased complexity and uncertainty that make it unappealing to me." (via)

I share the same reasoning as to why I prefer HTML to XHTML. No need to argue it, really, it's a personal preference and I will never use the supposed advantages. I already have other tools to do those jobs with plain HTML.

This entry was written on June 18th, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with html and xhtml

More Flexible Linking

"The general situation here is: there are many instances where making element content link to other content via HTML requires clumsy structures, and others where it is basically impossible." (via)

This entry was written on June 13th, 2008. It was tagged with ericmeyer, html, html5, and href

Cameron Moll's Mobile Web Design as a discounted price

"In light of yesterday’s introduction of iPhone 3G, I remain convinced the mobile web’s future is incredibly promising. So, for the remaining lot of you whom are still holding out to to embrace the mobile web, I’m offering special discount pricing on my book, Mobile Web Design." (via)

This entry was written on June 10th, 2008. It was tagged with cameronmoll, mobilewebdesign, webdesign, mobile, html, css, and xhtml

A note about process

"So long as the end user finds value in what we build, it doesn’t matter. My process is my process. Yours is yours. Lets talk, but leave the heavies at the door please." Amen, Colly. (via)

This entry was written on June 6th, 2008. It was filed under Bookmarked. It was tagged with collylogic, simoncollison, html, javascript, css, and workprocess

XHTML is a joke

In a recent post entitled XHTML is a joke, Felix gives his reasoning as to why he feels XHTML is more of a hype.

This entry was written on May 2nd, 2008. It was tagged with applicationdevelopment, xhtml, html, and debuggable