HTML5 tags

HTML5 Tags

It may be a decade before HTML 5 is 100% complete and recognised as a W3C Recommendation, but the working draft is here now. Compatible with a few browsers out there already and as browsers are released, they will provide more and more support for HTML 5. So let’s start creating (or updating) our websites to be “HTML5 Ready”. In this HTML5 reference article you will see how HTML has become more semantic orientated than […]

CSS // HTML // SEO // W3C

Get Started with Microformats


Created primarily for the user  and secondary for machines, microformats are a set of simple formats built upon adopted standards. Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve simpler problems first by adapting to current behaviors and usage patterns (e.g. XHTML, blogging). Microformats are tiny patterns in HTML to interpret commonly used things like people, events, blog posts, reviews and tags in web pages; the fastest and simplest way to provide feeds and APIs for the information in your […]

A New Age for Internet Explorer


IE6 Countdown 2001 saw the release of Internet Explorer 6. Now, it’s 2011 and web standards have evolved into a new era. As of the beginning of 2011 less than 4% of internet users around the world use IE6 and since the beta release of Internet Explorer 9, more and more websites are choosing to drop support for Internet Explorer 6. Join the cause to move the world off IE6 at, a site dedicated […]

Web 3.0 – The next generation internet

Web 3.0

What is Web 3.0? Web 3.0 is about creating a more “intelligent” Web.  It is a way for us to tell computers  how to take large amounts of data it and deliver it to us in a more meaningful and usable way.  Web 3.0 promises to take away the repetitive tasks that machines can do at a fraction of the speed, and enable people to do what is uniquely human, to simplify our online experience. […]

CSS Sprites in a nutshell


Using CSS Sprites is the practice of merging all common images on your site into one image. Often, these will be images that appear many times throughout your site. Generally, CSS Sprites would include images such as logos, icons, buttons (especially if the buttons have more than 1 state, i.e a hover state) and, usually, any other background images. How to use CSS Sprites Incorporating CSS Sprites does take a little getting used to buy […]

SEO // W3C

SEO Scoring: URL’s & Domains

seo urls

Keyword-rich URLs and filenames (+3) A very important factor, especially for Yahoo! and Bing. Site Accessibility (+3) An issue often neglected. Making sure the entire site can be accessed. Looking out broken links, 404 errors etc. Sitemap(+2) Search engines love sitemaps, and if kept up-to-date, it is so much easier for your site to get crawled. Site Size(+2) The larger the size, the better. Just remember to keep the site user-friendly as it grows. Age […]

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Semantic Markup Explained

Semantic Markup

Semantic Mark-up is the web development practice of coding a web page with elements that are relevant to the code contained in them. The correct use of HTML is vital in creating a semantically marked up document. HTML was designed to determine the structure of a document by using the appropriate elements. Ultimately, a properly marked up document would be readable by itself, without the use of CSS or Javascript. This can be easily achieved […]