How to use headings in HTML

Many of web standards rookies feel that passing validation is good enough to call their work web standards compliant. Those who are more involved in web standards know that there’s more than that. Use of headings is a good example. While the validator will not show any warnings or errors for headings, you can’t say that your page is valid if your heading structure fails…

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20 of the best Ecommerce Websites

Here’s a list of well designed, standards-compliant E-commerce stores. These are tricky sites to get right and design can give way to conversions, which is after all, the reason they are there – to make money. There’s a balance of sites which get the design and usability right, focused on sites that sell tangible products only…

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Making Internet Explorer use PNG Alpha transparency

Internet Explorer supports some extra style features for providing transitions and filters to images. Two of these can help us with transparency in IE6. One is the AlphaImageLoader, which applies an image to the background of any element whose height and width are both explicitly set (or if the position: absolute; style is set) and supports full Alpha transparency. It is supported from Internet Explorer 5.5. The second is Alpha, which can be used to provide Alpha transparency to any element, making the element transparent….

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Textile Quick Reference

Textile is a markup language developed by Dean Allen and billed as a “humane Web text generator”. It converts marked-up text input to valid, well-formed XHTML. It also inserts character entity references for apostrophes, opening and closing single and double quotation marks, ellipses and em dashes. Here’s a quick reference…

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Cross Browser 100% Height in CSS

The question of 100% height comes up often, and yet, what do we mean by 100% height? It is shorthand for 100% browser window minimum height. Why do so many designers want it? Because they can do it quite easily in a table-based design, maybe? Why then, is it so difficult? Can 100% height be done in such a way as to satisfy most browsers? Yes, read on to find out how…

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