Nathan Russell

Nathan Russell

Posts Categorized / html

What is mobile?

June 8, 2014 | html, Progressive Enhancement | by admin

Doh! What a stupid question. It’s obvious isn’t is? In the world of web development, ‘mobile’ is … actually, it’s not that easy! Using some real life use cases presented to the development team during a recent project, I aim to discuss some of the requirements we might get as developers with a view to understanding that […]

Responsive vs adaptive design

May 31, 2014 | html, Progressive Enhancement | by admin

Unfortunately in our world of web development, tech terms are often overloaded which causes a lack of common understanding, which in turn leads to misuse and confusion. Responsive and adaptive web design are two such terms. Broadly speaking they both refer to the ability of a site to display or operate differently based on factors of the […]

Is <br> the work of the devil?

March 8, 2011 | html | by admin

In a word, yes! Firstly, too many people mis-use (or even abuse?) this element. How many times have we seen sites with code such as <br><br><br> to give some presentational spacing? Oh dear!, that’s really not good is it? The purpose of the <br> element is to add a single line break in a paragraph. […]

Do we need the html4 and xhtml doctypes anymore?

March 8, 2011 | html | by admin

html5 has its own doctype so I’m questioning whether we need the old ones anymore, and whether we should be actively looking to the future and driving things forwards. The ‘old’ doctypes I’m talking about include: HTML 4.01 Strict This DTD contains all HTML elements and attributes, but does NOT INCLUDE presentational or deprecated elements […]