A Preview of HTML 5

  Abstract The web is constantly evolving. New and innovative websites are being created every day, pushing the boundaries of HTML in every direction. HTML 4 has been around for nearly a decade now, and publishers seeking new techniques to… Continue Reading


Web standards and CSS

In this article I’ll introduce Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) through a brief historical overview on its origin and some remarks about standards and their usage. I’ll explain what is CSS, why it’s been created, why we should know CSS and,… Continue Reading


Semantic XHTML

In linguistics, semantics is the study of the meanings of words, phrases or systems. According to the web terminology of markup languages, semantic concerns the appropriate use of XHTML elements. To put it simple, elements should be used respecting their… Continue Reading


A directory listing with CSS

In this article I’ll explain how to format a directory listing by using CSS. Usually a directory listing looks as follows. Figure 1. A directory listing in Apache The markup used in the above directory listing is obsolete (HTML 3.2),… Continue Reading


How to build an Acid Test

In this article I’ll explain how to build an Acid Test on a CSS feature. The test will focus on the box model. We start from the following picture: Figure 1. A smiling face The result we want to achieve… Continue Reading