Elsewhere monthlies

This is the monthly archive for January 2006.

31 January 2006

Is this a Safari bug?

A Core bug in Safari.

Core, Safari | Permalink

30 January 2006

WCAG 2: The difference between a level and a priority

... or why WCAG 2.0 will be useless and incomprehensible.

Accessibility, Standards/W3C | Permalink

28 January 2006

DOM Abuse Part 1: Drag and drop

'Drag and drop on the web is rubbish.' Agreed, mostly.

JavaScript, Usability | Permalink

Tags Don't Work

Glad Dori dares to say it. Tags Won't Ever Work.

Society | Permalink

27 January 2006

Dynamic scope

About some of the more curious aspects of JavaScript nested functions.

Core | Permalink

26 January 2006

Developing Ajax Applications That Preserve Standard Browser Functionality

How to enable the Back button in Ajax applications.

Data Retrieval, Usability | Permalink

Preloading Data with Ajax and JSON

An interesting example of caching JSON requests. Just make the next request before the user actually commands it, and your application will appear to work smoother. Of course this is only possible in a linear situation.

Data Retrieval | Permalink

Sensible Forms: A Form Usability Checklist

2000 words of useful advice.

Usability | Permalink

25 January 2006


'We know what time it is'
These people really understand Web 2.0! The time is updated every single minute via XMLHTTP, and the site even features a list of previous times!

Fun | Permalink

23 January 2006

Escaping regular expression characters in JavaScript

Always useful.

Core | Permalink

18 ways to be a good developer

'What you think users will do is more important than what users actually do.'

Fun | Permalink

What I Want From CSS3 - Part 2

I completely agree, but I recall there were pressing reasons why this could not be implemented.

CSS | Permalink

JavaScript Cursor Position

An updated cursor position script. It turns out that for IE's sake in Strict Mode you have to subtract clientLeft/Top.

Events | Permalink

19 January 2006

Resolution dependent layout update

Despite the title this post is really about the problems the load event can have (takes too long), and problems in IE 5.0 and 5.5 when you directly include your JavaScript calls at the end of the body (document.body not yet available).

Events | Permalink

18 January 2006

AJAX: reducing latency with a CDN

A proposed measurement for network latency of AJAX applications. Interesting read.

Data Retrieval | Permalink

Javascript Inheritance

On Java-style inheritance in JavaScript. Although personally I don't really see the point of adding inheritance to JavaScript, this article gives a nice overview and has a few interesting comments.

Core | Permalink

JavaScript Coding Style

Dan Webb studies JavaScript coding styles and gives a list of his own preferences. Might be an interesting starting point for a discussion.

JavaScript, Theory | Permalink

Introducing the Web Inspector

Safari will also get a Web Inspector. Looks useful.

CSS, Safari, Tools | Permalink

Prototype And The This Keyword

Interesting. Since prototype is the single library on my to-study list, I'll keep this reference around.

Libraries | Permalink

For the SELECT few...

On the changes to the select element in IE 7. The ancient bug will finally be solved.

CSS, IE | Permalink

PatternQuiz Ia

John Allsopp continues to search for web patterns. He asks for types of sites. What type would this site be?

Theory | Permalink

More on the defer attribute

David Flanagan on the defer attribute of the script tag. Microsoft's implementation is acceptable due to a certain vagueness in the spec.

HTML, JavaScript | Permalink

17 January 2006

Web 3.0

By Zeldman. 'It soon appeared that Web 2.0 was not only bigger than the Apocalypse but also more profitable.'

Society | Permalink

10 January 2006

CSS 3 selectors explained

Roger Johansson takes a look at new CSS 3 selectors, of which a few are already supported today.

CSS | Permalink

S5 1.2a1

Eric Meyer releases the next version of S5.

JavaScript | Permalink

Cheeky Tip: Default Function Arguments In JavaScript

A useful little trick, but be sure to read Stuart's caveat in comment 3.

Core | Permalink

9 January 2006

Treating the HTTP Status code right

Some useful examples of using HTTP status code in AJAX calls.

Data Retrieval | Permalink

4 January 2006

Fixing the back button that AJAX broke

Ajax breaks the Back button. Some observations and possible solutions from Isolani.

JavaScript, Usability | Permalink

When are document elements available to scripts?

As it says. David Flanagan worries about the exact time DOM elements become available to scripts. Only onload? Or also when you include the script at the bottom of the page? Please leave a comment if you have anything useful to say.

JavaScript | Permalink

CSS3 Multi-Column Thriller

Andy Clarke discusses multi-column layouts and their typographical problems, and suggests a few extra useful column properties.

CSS | Permalink


See the December 2005 archive.

This is the linklog of Peter-Paul Koch, mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer. You can also visit his QuirksBlog, or you can follow him on Twitter.

Atom RSS

Category rchives: