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Contribute to HTML5

Listen, if I’m going to start a blog on web development some 15 years after I actually started web development, I really need to accept that all the furor of debating HTML has long since passed me by. But wait – I am proven wrong! In case you are a…


Tags: html, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

Plug-ins Getting Unplugged from IE

Many of you may already be aware of the Eolas Technologies lawsuit against Microsoft for patent infringement as reported on It is perhaps the only time the general web community hasn’t been rooting for the little guy to win out over Microsoft. For those who don’t know, the short…


ICANN Moves .org Away from VeriSign

This Saturday, the .org top-level domain (TLD) will no longer be privately managed. With VeriSign’s contract with ICANN for management of the .org TLD ending December 31, 2002, ICANN put management of the new registry out to bid and has chosen the Internet Society (ISOC) / Public Interest Registry (PIR)…


On Safari

So you’ve been wondering what all the hubbub is about this new browser that Apple has released, right? I bet you’re thinking to yourself, “oh dear, even more browsers in which to test.” Well, you’re right, it is a new browser to test, but it’s eerily familiar to many of…


CSS-D Finds New Home at

The incredibly popular, active, and valuable mailing list devoted to Cascading Style Sheets, CSS-Discuss (css-d), has moved its hosting to After some brief list overlap, and a lot of server tweaking, the list opened its doors to its new home Monday, December 9. Started and moderated by Eric Meyer,…


Quick Color Class

This article originally appeared in the December, 2002 issue of DisplaySearch Monitor, published by DisplaySearch, the worldwide leader in flat panel display market research and consulting. This article also appears on for the benefit of anyone without a subscription to DisplaySearch Monitor. I have granted the right to…


Tags: css, design

Book Review: Usable Web Menus

From the Publisher Title: Usable Web Menus Authors: Andy Beaumont, Dave Gibbons, Jody Kerr, Jon Stephens ISBN: 1904151027 Publisher: glasshaus Price: US$ 13.99 at Page Count: 200 Publication Date: March 2002 When developing a web site, one of the most important things to consider is the navigation menu, to…


Style Switcher in ASP

This article was originally posted on, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted the right to use this article on their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. As more and more sites move away…


Tags: css, pattern, standards, usability

Mozilla 1.0, Right on Time has officially released the 1.0 version of Mozilla, which, of course, includes the Gecko rendering engine. Since 1998, when Netscape opened up the source code to allow development of a new browser, through the aquisition of Netscape by AOL in 1999, followed by the release of Netscape 6.0 (built…


Nielsen Snipes E-comm Sites, Teams with Macromedia

Jakob Nielsen, in a busy week, releases a report criticizing e-commerce sites, and teams up with Macromedia to help them make Flash 99% less bad. E-commerce Is 51% Bad The first report, from, describes a study released by the Nielsen Norman Group. The study claims that, from a field…


A Merger of Content Management and Localization Workflow

This article was originally published in Multilingual Computing & Technology, the leading industry magazine for web site globalization, international software development and language technology. In December 2001, Algonquin Studios and E-Merge Strategies completed a merger of two different companies with different products and targeted markets. Algonquin Studios had developed the…


Tags: internationalization, localization

Overture Sues Google

Overture (formerly filed suit against Google late Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. The lawsuit only applies to the paid listings portion of the Google search engine, not its general search engine. Google has no press releases related to this case, but a Google spokesman claims that…


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