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Gig Harbor Web Design Meetup – July 2008

by eric on July 14th, 2008 in: Web Design

Join us at the Gig Harbor Web Design Meetup this Wednesday, July 16th at 7pm at the Peninsula Library.

We’ll have our usual bit of discussion and a few presentations on installing and configuring Content Management Systems including:

Look forward to seeing you there!

CSS off, CSS on

by eric on April 10th, 2008 in: Web Design

Well, another CSS Naked Day is over and I’m happy to have participated.

It’s a wonderful exercise, seeing plain jane markup without the benefit of CSS styling. It illustrates:

  1. the power of CSS, and
  2. how clean, non-presentational xhtml markup and logical document structure can make a site usable even without the cheery look & feel

As part of site testing, I strip away stylesheets to see what the content looks like to search engines and other devices that don’t support CSS.

I’m buck (CSS) naked!

by eric on April 9th, 2008 in: Web Design

In celebration of CSS Naked Day, I’ve stripped off my CSS and am running with my semantic markup hanging out.

Somebody sew my head on please!

CSS Naked Day is April 9th

by eric on April 4th, 2008 in: Web DesignWordPress

sewmyheadon.com will strip down and get naked on April 9th in support of CSS Naked Day.

Dustin Diaz created this ‘holiday’ to promote Web Standards by stripping away the presentational (CSS) elements on a site to show semantic markup and good structure.

If you’re running WordPress, you automate your site’s undressing using the CSS Naked Day Plugin by Aja Lapus.

I’ve got a little toning up to do beforehand – off to my workout. 🙂

Bulletproof Your Website

by eric on August 10th, 2007 in: Web Design

Dan Cederholm’s book Bulletproof Web Design 2nd Edition is now available.

Bulletproof Your Site - Picture by Dan CederholmI scarfed this book like carrot cake and highly recommend it to anyone interested in Web Standards and creating flexible, usable sites using semantic markup and CSS.

Oh, and if you build websites and aren’t interested in CSS and Web Standards, kiss your sweet job goodbye. 🙂 Still can’t believe y’all are out there, but I’ve seen your work.