Create a tabbed search form with YUI

Yahoo! makes it easy to create an accessible, handsome tabbed interface. I used their Tab View library to create the tabbed search form for V3GGIE.com. While Tab View can create the tabbed content dynamically, I’m using it to hide/show hard-coded individual forms. Update: I’ve removed the tabbed interface from V3GGIE.com. This particular use of the […]

Adding style to your rel attributes with CSS

View the finished example: Adding style to your rel link. There’s a little attribute in HTML links that is starting to get a bit of attention lately. The “rel” attribute is a sparsely defined attribute that applies some meta information about a link’s relationship to other documents. Unfortunately, this information is usually hidden from your […]

Progressive enhancement of links using the CSS attribute selector

Attribute Selector Test Page We have avoided using CSS3 rules for too long. It’s been difficult to justify using rules that won’t work for a significant portion of our audience, Internet Explorer 7 and below. However, Internet Explorer 8 is coming out soon and does work with the features we like. I think it’s fairly […]

UTF-8 compatible accented characters

Sometimes the simplest information is difficult to find. Today I was searching for the HTML entities for French characters. Fortunately, I found the following resource French Encoding and Language Tags from Penn State. Here’s an example of the information available on the Teaching with Technology site:   Lowercase Vowels à à (225) â â (226) ä ä […]

Use a content delivery network for dirt cheap

The Yahoo! exceptional performance team has released a series of best practice rules for making your site perform significantly faster. Fortunately, the majority of fixes can be handled by any developer. #2 however seems a bit outside the budget of most developers… until now 2: Use a Content Delivery Network Let’s say you have a […]