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February 2004’s Posts.

  1. Journalists who blog

    Journalist are paid to write their opinions, so how do media outlets deal with staff members who blog? Rudy reminded me of a recent column where Steve Outing tried to find out

  2. February 26, 2004

    Updated the Creative Commons information to include rel="license" and the RDF content

  3. February 6, 2004

    Removed the small ads and hit counter found under the navigation menu

  4. New and revised CSS proposals

    The W3C released a bunch of CSS documents this week:

  5. Abbreviations and poetry

    Finally, some clarity from the W3C on the use of abbr as summarized by Jesper Tverskov (via Anne van Kesteren.)

  6. Grey Tuesday

    Can art be illegal?

  7. Remember “Generation X”?

    I wonder what would have happened to those of us in “Generation X” had the Web not taken off? Looking back at CBC’s early coverage of us starting more than ten years ago, things did look pretty bleak. But around that time, the Web emerged. Many of us found work in the dot-com sector, and the shake-up created by the “new economy” leveled the playing field a bit. We shaped this medium, like the the baby boomers did with television, and in many ways the values of the Web are a reflection of our own ideals

  8. Shutting the gates

    Online newspapers are rushing to set-up registration systems, but at what cost?

  9. Who’s the manager? Semantic Web pushes ahead; additional beautiful blogs

    From a Bulgarian software outsourcing company’s spam sitting in my inbox today:

  10. Webmonkey’s gone to heaven

    Admittedly, I only occasionally visited Webmonkey in recent years, but there was a time when I read every word. Today, Webmonkey’s staff has been laid-off, effectively shuttering the place that first taught me the values of good Web design.

  11. Introducing Firefox; Pixies back; validator fixed

    At what point does it just become silly?

  12. Two-in-one

    Web services vanish into thin air and pages not found.

  13. Fixing the CSS validator; CSS footers and JavaScript galleries

    Following yesterday’s minor kerfuffle over the CSS validator and CSS hacks, Zeldman is asking people to request the W3C update its validator. In reply, the W3C’s Olivier Thereaux is asking the community to help fix the open-source validator.

  14. Problems with hacks

    Due to changes with the W3C’s CSS Validator (as detailed by Dave Shea and Jeffrey Zeldman), a very popular hack doesn’t validate. Though frustrating, the situation perfectly illustrates why, if it all possible, CSS hacks should be avoided. Ideally, one should use what I refer to as CSS filters — those tricks that exploit holes in a browser’s support (like the langauge pseudo-class selector), not bugs in its rendering engine.

  15. meyerweb,com redesigns; standard-based Scrabble; Martin’s throne speech

    Mr. Meyer has redesigned his site, and is using a neat little trick I built into my new design (who knows when anyone but me will see it).

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