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Dan Rubin's SuperfluousBanter

Design, random musings, and the Web. Since 1977

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XHTML 2 Woes

Well, it seems that a few folks are get­ting a lit­tle riled by the pro­posed XHTML 2 spec. To gain a lit­tle insight (and some col­or­ful phras­ing), read Seman­tic obso­les­cence [dive into mark], and XHTML 2 and all that [zeld­man]. Mark Pil­grim also has a ton of links and ter­rif­ic descrip­tions of some of the […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Tuesday, January 14th, 2003.

MT Text Formatting

Ben and Mena have done it again (or rather, will be doing it again…): Six Log: Sim­ple and Pow­er­ful Text For­mat­ting. In the “good news to start the year” cat­e­go­ry, the forth­com­ing Text For­mat­ting options to be added to Mov­able­Type in the near future will add a great deal of scope and usabil­i­ty to MT. […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Friday, January 3rd, 2003.

Zeldman’s CSS Rollovers

OK, now before you go flam­ing me about what I’m about to say, just take a few deep breaths and stay calm: Zeld­man’s CSS Rollovers are not a good thing. Now, this is just my opin­ion, and as such it may be wrong, or it may sim­ply change at some point in the future — but enough […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Thursday, December 5th, 2002.

What Do I Know?

Todd Dominey has a real­ly slick stylesheet switch­er on his recen­t­­ly-restyled site (not much changed, most­ly the CSS). I’m going to fig­ure it out as my own lit­tle home­work assign­ment for JavaScript, since I’m back to learn­ing it again. I’m think­ing of using a stylesheet switch­er on an upcom­ing site, and though I’ve been work­ing with […]

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, November 13th, 2002.

CSS Layout and Typography

Web Page Design for Design­ers has a new fea­ture on a typo­graph­ic approach to CSS lay­out. There is also a neat mini-site titled “Fun With Fonts” — both are worth check­ing out.

This item was posted by Dan Rubin on Wednesday, September 4th, 2002.

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