April 2007 Archives - Broken Links Archive

Teaching CSS hacks without context

Looking through the popular links on del.icio.us I found a page of tips for CSS: CSS Hacks & Issues.

Most of the tips are useful, if a little familiar by now, but their first one bugged me: Browser-Specific selectors. As you’ve probably inferred, it shows you how to use CSS hacks in order to provide browser-specific code. My problem is this: many people — myself included — think you shouldn’t use CSS hacks.

It’s an ongoing argument, but certainly in the case of Internet Explorer there’s no need for hacks when you can use conditional comments.

I think that if you’re teaching how to use CSS hacks, at the very least you should be linking to the arguments against their use.

Latest Gran Paradiso (Firefox 3) Alpha released

Mozilla have released the latest Alpha of Gran Paradiso, the developers preview of Firefox 3. This release contains no interface overhaul, but introduces a number of new features:

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I took the 2007 Web Design survey

Over at A List Apart they’re asking people in the web industry to participate in their first annual web design survey, to try and build up a profile of who we are and what we do.

9 ways ColdFusion 8 will rule web development

9 ways ColdFusion 8 will rule web development. I like Coldfusion; I was forced into using it when I started my current job, and I found it very easy to pick up and get along with. However, as long as it remains proprietary and you have to pay upwards of £3,500 for the server edition, I don’t think it’ll rule web development.

CSS in emails, HTML vs XHTML, and more

I’m back from my holiday, with a quick look at some of the links I would have discussed in more detail had I been here…

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Closed for the holidays

I’m off on holiday — back towards the end of April. I’ve written a new post for CSS3.info before I go: Kill IE6 to let CSS3 live.



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