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Code smells in CSS – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts
How can you tell if your CSS code smells? What are the signs that the code is sub-optional, or that the developer hasn’t done a good job? What do you look for in the code to determine how good or bad it is?
css  toteach  standards 
january 2013 by tysone
Ruby · Styleguide
If you're visiting from the internet, feel free to learn from our style. This is a guide we use for our own ruby apps internally at GitHub. We encourage you to set up one that works for your own team.
toteach  ruby  documentation  standards  github 
december 2012 by tysone
Web Typography for the Lonely
Web Typography for the Lonely is an ongoing collection of experiments and writings on web typography and the possibilities of standards-based web design. It aims to inspire the web community by pushing the boundries of what is both possible and practical in web standards in a manner that is compelling and exciting to the visually-minded creative. It is kept miserable by Christopher Clark. Fonts are hosted by Typekit. It’s not like you loved me enough to care.
typography  webdesign  standards  innovation  toteach  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
Congress Age Distribution - Infographic - The Wall Street Journal
The 111th Congress, which convened in 2009, is among the oldest in U.S. history. The average age of members of Congress has risen steadily since 1981, with just a slight hiccup in the early 1990s; the rise is likely the result of a high incumbency rate, the aging of the U.S. population, and the first-time elections of older candidates. Roll over the charts below to learn more.
wsj  visualization  politics  congress  standards 
november 2010 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack
We ought to praise vendors for using prefixes, and indeed encourage them to continue. Beyond that, I hold that prefixes should become a central part of the CSS standardization process. I do this not for the love of repetition, but out of a desire to see CSS evolve consistently. I believe that prefixes can actually accelerate the advancement and refinement of CSS.
css3  css  standards 
july 2010 by tysone
Apple - HTML5
Standards aren’t add-ons to the web. They are the web.
html5  apple  webdesign  standards 
june 2010 by tysone
Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web
"The problem with rallying behind a technology is that it traps us within the confines of its constraints. We easily shift “don’t know” and “not sure” into “can’t” and “won’t.” Creativity is dictated by programming languages. How sad. Technologies aren’t inherently bad or good."
forsnd  flash  standards  webdev  prediction  ipad 
march 2010 by tysone
Flash, iPad, Standards – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
This lack of extensibility may not please the Slashdot crowd but it’s the future of computing and browsing. The bulk of humanity doesn’t want a computing experience it can tinker with; it wants a computing experience that works.
ipad  prediction  standards  accessibility  webdesign  flash 
february 2010 by tysone
Daring Fireball: Apple, Adobe, and Flash
The simplest argument in favor of Flash support on the iPhone (and The Tablet, and everywhere) is that Flash is, by dint of its popularity and ubiquity, part of the web. But the best argument against Flash support is that it is harmful to the web as a whole to have something as important as video be in the hands of a single company, and the only way that’s going to change is if an open alternative becomes a compelling target for web publishers.
flash  adobe  apple  standards 
january 2010 by tysone
Display Type & the Raster Wars — Jon Tan 陳
"the bane of the browser wars, and in this instance, the bane of web typography in what seems like the age of the raster wars."
typography  browsers  standards 
november 2009 by tysone
Why do we have an IMG element? [dive into mark]
But none of this answers the original question: why do we have an <img> element? Why not an <icon> element? Or an <include> element? Why not a hyperlink with an include attribute, or some combination of rel values? Why an <img> element? Quite simply, because Marc Andreessen shipped one, and shipping code wins.
history  html  webdesign  standards 
november 2009 by tysone
QuirksBlog: There is no WebKit on Mobile
Last week I spent a lot of time on WebKit in order to produce a comprehensive comparison of all WebKits. My purpose was to prove there is no “WebKit on Mobile,” and to gain some more insight in the complicated relations between the various WebKits. Therefore I now present the Great WebKit Comparison Table. In it I compare 19 different WebKits on 27 tests.
crap  webkit  mobile  standards  webdesign  iphone  browsers 
october 2009 by tysone
jimray - More technical details about Google Chrome Frame
The irony here, as I see it, is that an old, insecure feature Microsoft built to try to beat Netscape is now being used by Microsoft’s biggest current rival to patch IE. The upside for developers is that Microsoft is going to have a hard time killing Chrome Frame because it actually does the right thing — it’s not hacking IE via undocumented APIs or unscrupulous haxie-like code injection. They used Microsoft’s own well-documented and fully supported platform to do this. Bravo indeed, Google.
google  chrome  IE  microsoft  standards 
september 2009 by tysone
HTML5 Super Friends Technical Details
HTML5 is the next generation of web markup, and the first web markup language created in the era of web applications. While we view many aspects of it quite favorably, we believe the specification could benefit from a few changes and clarifications, outlined below.
html5  html  standards  zeldman  happycog 
september 2009 by tysone
Why Standards Fail – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
Note that at one time we would have railed against browser makers who implemented parts of a specification that was still under development; now we admire them.
zeldman  standards  html  css  webdesign 
july 2009 by tysone
Coding like it's 1999 ~ Authentic Boredom
Recently I made the switch back to HTML 4 for DOCTYPEs and px for font-size (sound like 1999 again?), and I’ve tweeted about it occasionally. I’m documenting the switch more thoroughly here.
html5  standards  webdesign 
june 2009 by tysone
The Case Against Teaching Access :: The Scoop
This is, imho, a bad thing, as it makes it possible to get results without actually knowing what you are doing. When we teach the query grid, we’re teaching behavior over understanding, or at the very least we’re allowing behavior to compete with understanding.
standards  databases  car  journalism 
june 2009 by tysone
Microsoft Silverlight vs Google Wave: Why Karma Matters | Zoho Blogs
Microsoft just has so much bad karma in this industry that I cannot imagine a company like us trusting them on much of anything... That brings us back to Google: today, it is Google which is driving web standards forward. That is why we at Zoho are firmly aligned with them, even if they are our primary competitor. We believe in an open web, there is plenty of opportunity for all of us. Could Google abuse its position? Well, I am sure they understand karma!
google  microsoft  karma  strategy  standards 
june 2009 by tysone
Interview with Ian Hickson, editor of the HTML 5 specification. - The Web Standards Project
The reality is that the browser vendors have the ultimate veto on everything in the spec, since if they don’t implement it, the spec is nothing but a work of fiction. So they have a lot of influence—I don’t want to be writing fiction, I want to be writing a spec that documents the actual behaviour of browsers. Whether that’s too much, I don’t know. Does gravity have too much influence on objects on earth? It’s just the way it is.
htm5  standards 
may 2009 by tysone
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : What are web standards?
What are web standards? And why should I care? A fun new clip from the BigThink marathon Zeldman interview.
zeldman  standards  webdesign  html 
april 2009 by tysone
Jeffrey Zeldman Presents : Web Standards Test: Top 100 Sites
If 25% of the top 100 sites validated in my test, it would not mean that 25% of all sites on the web validate. And I got nothing like 25%.
usability  standards  validation  html  xhtml 
march 2009 by tysone
SimpleBits ~ How I Might Deal with IE6
"Another real-world example of this method in practice, is The Rissington Podcast, which cleverly serves an IE6 stylesheet complete with Comic Sans."
webdesign  ie6  standards  css 
march 2009 by tysone
Descriptivists and Prescriptivists
And because these new standards are so pie-in-the-sky, browsers themselves are getting less standardized. ... What happened to the web standards descriptivists?
webdesign  standards  html5 
january 2009 by tysone
24 ways: The IE6 Equation
So when should you develop an IE6-specific stylesheet and when should you just use Dean’s JavaScript code?
ie6  standards  webdesign 
december 2008 by tysone
Free Site Validator | complete website validation and link checking tool
Scan your entire site for validation errors and dead links manage multiple sites, watch report status in real time
receive report email notifications.
tools  webdesign  testing  standards  validation 
december 2008 by tysone
CSS Browser Selector
CSS Browser Selector is a very small javascript with just one line and less than 1kb which empower CSS selectors. It gives you the ability to write specific CSS code for each operating system and each browser.
javascript  css  standards 
october 2008 by tysone
Eric's Archived Thoughts: JavaScript Will Save Us All
Just like that, you’ve used the browser’s JS to extend its CSS support. This approach advances standards support in browsers from the ground up, instead of waiting for the browser teams to do it for us.
webdev  programming  javascript  jquery  standards 
october 2008 by tysone
CSS Systems for writing maintainable CSS | Natalie Downe
I gave a talk this morning at BarCamp London 5 about CSS Systems, a new term that I am using to define a top-down approach to architecting a site's CSS.
webdesign  standards  css 
october 2008 by tysone
JeffCroft.com: Two thousand twenty two
I care about right fucking now. My clients care about right fucking now. Our users care about right fucking now. The only people that really give a damn about two thousand twenty two are people who write timetables for a living. ... I’m done with web standards. I’m done reading specs.
standards  html5  webdev 
september 2008 by tysone
When the fall is all that’s left -- Firefox and Acid3 [dive into mark]
Mozilla was too busy complaining that the tests were just designed to highlight bugs (duh) … and they felt they should get partial credit for still being ahead of Internet Explorer (new working slogan: “Firefox: We’re Not Dead Last”)
firefox  acid3  standards 
may 2008 by tysone
Preparing for HTML5 with Semantic Class Names — Jon Tan 陳
HTML 5 will be the first major change to our lingua franca since XHTML 1.0 in 2000; some might say HTML 4.01 in 1999.
reference  standards  webdesign  html5  semantic_web 
april 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: They Shoot Browsers, Don't They?
This is gobsmackingly audacious. ... In its current state, version targeting is a cure that will kill the patient.
standards  webdesign  webdev  css  ie8 
february 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: Version Targeting: Threat or Menace?
Version targeting is a mind-bender. It shakes our browser-agnostic faith. Its default behavior, although beneficial to skilled and unskilled developers alike, runs counter to our expectations, and seems wrong. Call me Lewis Carroll, but I’m okay with it
css  webdesign  ie8  standards 
february 2008 by tysone
A List Apart: Articles: A Preview of HTML 5
This article is intended to provide a brief introduction to some of the major features as they are in the current draft.
html  standards  webdesign 
december 2007 by tysone
Continuing Intermittent Incoherency » The W3C Cannot Save Us
As much as they tell us (and themselves) that they can, and as much as they really would like to, the W3C cannot save us.
css  design  standards  webdesign 
december 2007 by tysone
Grid Layout
The Grid Layout Javascript enables web-developers to stick to a Grid Layout quickly and simply by including the Grid Layouts Javascript file and simple XHTML code.
css  javascript  standards  webdev 
october 2007 by tysone
24 ways: Transitional vs. Strict Markup
Nice explanation of the differences between the various doctypes.
css  webdev  standards 
september 2007 by tysone

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