Category Archives: CSS

Overring the Ordered List CSS on MT

As I’ve noted before, I’m not too crazy about using CSS to control presentation of ordered lists. Normally, my solution is to declare my content XHTML transitional and still use the type=”” attribute. When playing with a content managment system … Continue reading

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List of CSS Tutorial Links Posted

Just posted a list of my “Go to” tutorials on CSS as a Page (listed under the “links” section). Or…just go to http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10/blogs/tlt/links/css.html

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Ordered Lists and CSS – Are we losing semantics?

I’m about to question a pearl of standards/accessibility conventional wisdom and ask if we need to rethink how ordered lists are coded in terms of CSS. That is, are we putting too much semantic information in the CSS? The standard … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I just used the <u> (underline) tag!

OK we’re not supposed to the <u> (underline) tag because it confuses readers who might think an item is a link when it’s not. But surprisingly…it still has it’s uses. For instance, I use the <cite> tag for book titles … Continue reading

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Fractions in CSS

If you want to use fractions (e.g. “1/2”) the “number slash number” solution is usually fine for most documents, but you can use CSS to make prettier smaller scale fractions…but is a wee cumbersome. Note: This solution was originally developed … Continue reading

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Adding a Frame to all Images Within CSS

I write a lot of documentation with screen captures, but many times the images have white backgrounds and don’t like without a border. You can add borders in Photoshop, but if you have access to the CSS, it may be … Continue reading

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What made me switch to XHTML? XSLT!

I read an interesting article from HTML Goodies reminding me that the switch to XHTML was mostly hype for a long time http://www.htmlgoodies.com/beyond/xml/article.php/3669451 As Philbin points out, most of the reasons given aren’t valid. This is because XHTML and HTML … Continue reading

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Beware CSS for Superscript/Subcript

Superscripts/Subscripts as “Presentation” Both HTML and XHTML include the SUP tag for superscripts and the SUB tag for subscripts. However, if you’ve been involved in the standards communities, you may be “warned” against using the SUP and SUB tags and … Continue reading

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