Archive: November 2007

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  • CSS

A List Apart has a great article on How to Size Text in CSS

In this article, we will reconcile the designer's requirement for accuracy with the user's need to resize text on demand, arriving at a best practice that satisfies designers and users and works across browsers and platforms.

How can you ask for anything more than that?

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  • CSS
  • Web Design

What type of image should I use online, JPG, GIF, or PNG? Simple question, but the obvious reply is another question. How are you going to use the image? One of my favorite quotations is Horatio Greenough's "form follows function". The function of an image should control the image's file type. A few things to consider:

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  • Photography

Derek Powazek has posted an article about How to Shoot Events. Very nice. I've done a fair bit of photography, enough to know how well his suggestions work at least. I've seen the most benefit myself from number 3, "Be Confident". A confident photographer, who looks even vaguely professional, can go just about anywhere. Everyone assumes that you belong.

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  • Accessibility
  • Section 508 Compliance

POSH - Plain Old Semantic HTML

POSH, in case you haven't heard of it already, is short for "Plain Old Semantic HTML", and is obviously much quicker and easier to say than "valid, semantic, accessible, well-structured HTML". Unfortunately POSH -semantic markup - is also something most people building websites or creating content for the Web have yet to discover.