April 2007 - 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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Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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