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Exploding the myths of web design: Only use web fonts

This is a reproduction of a boxout written for the ‘Exploding the myths of web design’ feature in .Net magazine, issue 189. Have you ever been handed a design for a website and wondered what font the designer has used for the body copy? Because I can honestly say I never have, and this certainly isn’t […]

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Yet Another Damaging Acronym

I was the second Ben to be employed at Outside Line. Its confusing – I’ve never worked with a Ben before. The other Ben gets more phonecalls too, so I’m constantly getting interrupted by shouts and calls across the office intended for someone far more important. This has led to the coining of a nickname […]

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Structuring your CSS – A Slight Revision

With the forthcoming release of a new version of Internet Explorer, many of the hacks and workarounds used by site developers to target individual browser flaws and serve custom CSS are going to stop working. The developers of IE 7 have themselves warned that a number of the hacks, (such as those discussed previously on this site) will no […]

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Skip past content, not to it

This is a reproduction of an article written for the inaugural Cimex magazine in July 2006. The separation of a web site into structural, presentational and behavioural layers is the key to making a usable, accessible and future proof web site, and the fact that CSS and unobtrusive Javascript allow us as developers to do this has been a […]

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Have you seen this site in IE 5?

I make my living writing clean, accessible and semantic mark-up, (and making good cups of tea), and I designed this site to reflect these skills. A lot of time went into making this design fit into a web browser in a satisfactory way. With that in mind, I am not going to alter the clean […]