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25 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.

PHP Development - Smart Forms

The script has more than 20 validation types and extra features (character counter for textarea and input tags, auto-tabbing input tags, etc) that can be added with minimal modifications to html code.

®¤©: weblog: Fastr API

I've built in two function calls for anyone interested in making any changes to fastr. They're filters on the scores and the photos, which take HTML fragments as input and should give back edited HTML fragments as output. Both are called before the HTML is inserted into the page. You could use this, for example, to highlight certain names in the scores (as FastrFriends does) or make the photos larger, such as I've done in the sample bookmarklet here:

05 February 2006 - HTML Mime Mail for PHP

This is a PHP class which allows you to easily send email from your PHP scripts with attachments, HTML and embedded images.