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February 2006

Why avoiding tables (for layout) is important

On Scripting News on February 13, 2002, Dave Winer asks why avoiding tables is so important in web-design and points here. This is an attempt to answer that question. Thanks for the link and conversation, Dave! I want to make clear that I’m not saying you should never use tables. Tables are in HTML, and when you want to display tabular data, you should use them. But for layout, there are other options.

October 2005

Suckerfish Dropdowns - HTML Dog

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The original Suckerfish Dropdowns article published in A List Apart proved to be a popular way of implementing lightweight, accessible CSS-based dropdown menus that accommodated Internet Explorer by mimicking the :hover pseudo-class.

CSS: Specificity Wars | And all that Malarkey

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My problem was a simple one, how to feed a transparent PNG image to browsers which support transparency and a GIF image to older browsers which don't, without resorting to hacks.

Introduction to CSS shorthand properties

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One of the many great possibilities in CSS is the use of shorthand properties. It lets you specify several properties by using only one.