CSS, XHTML, JavaScript, ROR Cheat Sheets

Dave Child has created a library of cheat sheets that have been pinned to cube walls around the world. If you haven’t seen these before, takes some time to visit his site and print your own versions. Attached to my wall are: CSS HTML Character Entities JavaScript Mulberry Technologies also has a set of cheat […]

Should a web site open pdf files in a new window?

A few years ago, I was visiting some friends in Paris. One is a fairly conservative priest and the other a socialist teacher. I asked them a seemingly innocent question: What’s the deal with Robespierre? Why do people feel so strongly one way or another about him? I had just begun learning about the French […]

Attribute selectors to provide language information

Attribute Selectors for International Web Sites Sébastien Guillon, recently wrote a post about using the CSS2 attribute selector and content rule to let visitors know what to expect when clicking on a link to an international web site. Inspired by his approach, I’ve simplified some of the code and added background images to represent the […]