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Web Standards Checklist

Veljača 25, 2006

It's been a long time since I last wrote anything, but I've been pretty busy with some projects which will be published here soon… But, there's a nice link a friend of mine sent me, and it talks about web standards. In the days of Web 2.0, AJAX / Atlas and similar buzzwords, I think we (as we, web developers) somehow forgot about one very important thing. That thing was equally important in Web 1.0 as it is now, in the so-called Web 2.0, and that's writing clean, standards-compliant, semantically right XHTML and CSS code.

The article on Max Design talks about this specific subject, addressing some issues that are often forgotten or intentionally not taken care of, and it gives some nice links to articles which deal with the listed problems as well. It's a nice, well-written web standards checklist which can serve as an excellent reference for your future projects and, altough not new (it was written over a year ago), it's still valid. I sure know I'll use it.



Prosinac 11, 2005

Tabbed browsing in actionAs a person who uses the Internet daily, and as someone who reads through dozens of websites per day, I learned to appreciate tabbed browsing. I couldn't stand the tought of being without my tabs and I completely forgot about the "Open Link in New Window" option.

As a web developer, I'd like to see tabbed browsing as a browser standard – something every browser should have by default. I really like the thought of being able to open links in new tabs, instead of new windows. Tabs aren't so intrusive and they don't clutter your desktop – that's a big advantage. Sometimes you just need to open that link in another window (or, shall I say, tab), and you just know it'll get on someone's nerves. Now, I'm not trying to say the tabs are the Absolute Solution to this problem, but I believe they are more appropriate and less annoying.

And should I even mention how nice it would be if the Document Object Model would reflect this change… :)