Lists, Useful For More Than Menus

I came across a page recently that uses ordered lists for the entire layout — not just the menu. The entire layout is in two parts: one ordered list for the header/body/footer, and another ordered list for the three columns inside the body.
I find this to be an interesting approach to multi-column layouts. [...]

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Do we really need the br element?

Do we really need the lowly <br/> element? Apparently the W3C thinks so, with HTML5 containing the element. I mean, seriously, what does it do that a span styled with display:block; can’t?
The last two times I’ve seen it used were in articles about creating a tableless photo gallery and making a CSS block [...]

Promote Standards Awareness with CSS Naked

CSS Naked is a standards-awareness initiative led/organized by Dustin Diaz. On the specified date, April 9th, all participating websites will strip their sites of their CSS, allowing the world to see the underlying clean-code usability:
The idea behind this event is to promote Web Standards. Plain and simple. This includes proper use of (x)html, semantic [...]

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Got Mad Coding Skills?

Think you got what it takes to slice up a PSD file into a valid and usable (X)HTML template? Then check out CSS Off, a contest that gives you the opportunity to do just that. At one minute past midnight CST on April 5, a PSD file will be uploaded for contestants to [...]

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Browsershots: Mass Website Testing

In the world of Web 2.0, cross-browser compatibility is a necessary evil. With different browsers, different versions of different browsers, and different operating systems with different versions of different browsers, you can rarely predict how your visitor might be viewing your site (unless, of course, you’re developing for a tightly controlled intranet, where everyone [...]