Web Development with PHP, HTML, CSS, & JavaScript

Categories: Web Standards

Website Optimisation Techniques

Thursday 2nd December 2010, 11:34 PM
Some effective website optimisation techniques and tools for reducing page load time and enhancing efficiency, to improve the performance of your site

Opening a new window with Unobtrusive Javascript

Sunday 8th November 2009, 04:07 PM
According to the W3C Specifications, XHTML should only deal with information displayed in a browser window. Basically, opening a new window is something that does not relate to the current window, and therefore XHTML should not perform this action.

Link Icons for external links and different file types

Thursday 24th September 2009, 09:56 PM
Sometimes you might find yourself with a number of different types of links on your website, from external links, to links opening a new window, links to pdf or document files, or links to print the content of a page. It is important from a user interface perspective to identify these links to your users before they click on them.

The Alt Text Attribute and Accessibility

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 10:04 PM
Alternative text is a very important part of a webpage, but this is often overlooked by web developers, who neglect it because it can be difficult to implement. Additionally, badly written or misused alt text can be equally damaging. And this comes at a cost the the accessibility of the website.

First Steps for a Website Accessibility Review

Saturday 10th January 2009, 06:40 PM
Without creating a checklist, or recommending any automated tools to get the job done, and trying not to make reference to specific disabilities or user agents, here are the steps I take to bring some inaccessible websites up to speed.

Curing my Divitis

Tuesday 25th November 2008, 08:25 PM
When widespread support finally came for CSS, we moved on to more semantic markup, with use of holding div tags floated and positioned to generate the desired effect. Sure, this came along with the need for hacks to cover up inconsistencies between different browsers, but we looked down our noses at those still using HTML tables and cited web standards. But as it turns out, over use on non-semantic "presentation" tags (span and div, both have no actual implied meaning) can be almost as much of a sin as the one we left behind.