How important is W3C Validation?

There are a lot of web designers who are strict about World Wide Web Consortium validation for their website, but how important are the validations? Do they add any value to your site, and is the time spent validating your site worth it?

Microsoft Requests to Join SVG Group of W3C

Microsoft announced today that it has submitted a request to join the Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) Working Group of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Patrick Dengler, Senior Program Manager for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer Team writes: We recognize that vector graphics are an important component of the next generation Web platform. As evidenced by our… Continue reading Microsoft Requests to Join SVG Group of W3C

Internet Explorer 8: Microsoft Starting to Comply with Industry Standards

Internet Explorer 8 was released as a beta around February of 2008. About the time of the beta release Microsoft announced that the IE 8 had passed the Acid2 test. Everyone was shocked that Microsoft actually was able to get a version of IE to even past the test, since everyone’s view is that Microsoft… Continue reading Internet Explorer 8: Microsoft Starting to Comply with Industry Standards

The Advantage of Using Gradient Texts

There are many nice text effects possible with CSS. Some can be quite dreamy and surreal in nature when used in the correct context. Like this example, a gradient text, see the picture below: This is great for page headings particularly on design orientated sites. There is no need to create the image with the… Continue reading The Advantage of Using Gradient Texts