Tag Archives: html

Behind the Websites: HTML5: I couldn’t (quite) do it

I found it difficult to use pure and semantic HTML5 when dealing with current versions of Internet Explorer. I really tried to adopt the commonly advocated view that it’s okay to require website visitors have JavaScript enabled but settled on a different option I could actually live with.

Behind the Websites: Forms are forms, not lists

I have often seen HTML forms coded as part of a lists, including from some publications and people I highly respect. I believe this to be incorrect.

Behind the Websites: Links opening in new windows

Yes I have firm views. Take that as a given. Since long before I could code, however, I’ve always been critical of websites that open their links in another window.

Back in the days before browser tabs, a whole new window would open either above or below the window you were currently working on. It was terrible and unstoppable.