By the miracle of coincidence, the latest issue of Digital Web has a fine article describing the issues I tried to overcome with the Clagnut drop-down menu, as discussed in my previous post.
Are there any useful DOM scripting references out there?
Frames and nested tables bemoan their demise: “NESTED TABLE: is there a place for us, for us maligned remnants of earlier html? We who are cast off by maturing web designers like the velveteen rabbit?” And a fine explanation of the correct use of quotation marks.…
Good stuff on design, usability and elegant coding from Adrian Holovaty and Tantek Çelik. And Dean has introduced a great Google highlighting tool which highlights your Google search terms. See it in action here (click the top link to clagnut). Update: Cal Henderson…
DOM scripting is much more than getElementById. Elements can be isolated and manipulated without having an id at all. To demonstrate this I’ve put together a simple script which redefines the styles of a class.
Thanks for your support. I don’t normally get political here at Clagnut, and even less often do I get angry and sweary, so I thought I’d show any new readers what I normally write about, by way of a top ten most visited posts this fortnight.
I’ve contributed my two penn’orth to a couple of interesting HTML related posts.
Following on from the great response we had to d.Construct, Clearleft is proud to be putting on an Ajax training course early next year.
24 ways to impress your friends – an advent calendar.
One of the prime reasons for going to @media was to learn more from recognised experts in the field of accessibility, and yet I came away confused and disillusioned about the state of the things.
So taken was I with Pixelsurgeon’s invalid plight (as mentioned in the previous post) that I decided to rebuild the interview page using meaningful XHTML and CSS for all layout and presentation. The markup now validates to XHTML 1.0 and is much more useful, employing…
Flickr badges don’t show photo titles, so I turned to a simple bit of DOM scripting for a solution.
Just been finishing off a contract left over from before my move to Multimap (going very well thank you). I’m building a site for a client (thanks Carbon) with a traditional heirarchical navigation, however the client insists that all their navigation be images. Top level…
There’s a different approach to web page layout which is gradually getting some traction. The idea is that the layout is changed to best accommodate the window size.
I’m extremely proud to say my esteemed colleague, Jeremy Keith, has finished his latest book, Bulletproof Ajax. Jeremy is also running an Ajax training workshop to coincide with the book launch.
The new W3C Validator has come out of beta and released unto the world. There is an improved UI and loads of links to the Specs, as well as help, documentation, tips and improved accessibility (accesskeys a-plenty). There also seems to have been a few changes to the…
Multimap is looking to hire a junior web designer/developer to assist the Multimap.com public site development team. The job is based in London.
Remember the brou ha ha when Microsoft announced its Smart Tags? Smart Tags would automatically add links into your documents, whether you liked it or not. Well Zeldman reports that the latest Google toolbar does exactly that, for example a street address will link to Google…
Browser Stickies is a little experiment I knocked together in the lull between SxSW Interactive and SxSW Music.
Using the DOM to automatically underline the letter of a link text which matches its accesskey.
I’m giving a virtual seminar on using jQuery in interactive wireframes. As a UX designer, it’s the course I wish had been available to me a few years ago.
I’ve been admiring the ‘image loading…’ and subsequent fade-in of (spectacular) photos on Couloir. It seems they use a rather nifty trick to achieve this.
For the past month Multimap has been populating the database with geotagged blogs and now has nearly 4,000 mapped.
Netscape’s DevEdge has been redesigned as a standards showcase. Yes, another important web site has been redesigned and built without table-layout. Visually, it’s hardly cutting edge, but is easy on both the eye and the mouse. The drop down menus are rather splendid…
Sorry not some wonderful cure, but instead a few sites that might be of interest: an great looking, accessible charity site and some approachs to presenting photos on web pages.
The nominations for the Fourth Annual Weblog Awards are out and awaiting your votes.
Mozilla’s DOM Inspector (also available in Firefox) can seem daunting at first but is amazingly powerful. Amongst other things, it allows you to see which CSS rules are affecting any given element in order of cascade priority.
Judging by the latest SitePoint TechTimes, it seems Stuart Langridge has won the argument. SitePoint’s DHTML book will be published with HTML.
Dan’s latest SimpleQuiz asks the question ‘When using the XHTML 1.0 Strict doctype, how would you launch links in a new window?.’ The problem to overcome is that the target attribute is deprecated and not available in XHTML 1.0 Strict. We’re not talking…
There’s been some fascinating and handy blogs, articles, tools and references surfacing recently.
Clagnut posts have been getting longer and less frequent of late, which means a bunch of sites are going noticed but unreported. So it was time to emulate the trend of a rolling list of links – hence the creation of blogmarks.
The availability of fonts for use in Web typography, or more specifically the lack thereof, has been getting some welcome attention recently.
I have recently come to the conclusion that, as a Windows user, Mozilla has ‘officially’ become my browser of choice. For some time now, we’ve known about its superior support for The Standards, so why has it taken me so long to change? Because at home I…
There have been some great articles published recently on the accessibility of Ajax and DOM scripting.
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So I was perusing the Guardian’s World Cup fixtures guide and noticed a little feature I’d never seen before: line breaks in tooltips. Also, a brief note on information design for events changing over time (goals being scored for example).
Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance is the full title of the latest book with my name on it. Published by Friends of Ed, it’s now gone to the printers and will be available sometime in July.
PPK has a new browser resource called Bug Report. Design Engaged looked to be hugely successful and fascinating (link to a terrific animation). Veen talks about the difficulty of ditching the PowerPoint mentality.