“Promote JS”

This post was originally published as “Why I don’t Promote JS“, a misinformed ranting diatribe on the merits of Mozilla’s SEO. After a few corrections from Mozilla and PromoteJS in the comments below, I revised it. But then it didn’t make any sense any more.

So here’s some information about badgers instead:

Badgers have rather short, fat bodies, with short legs built for digging. Their ears are small, and they have elongated weasel-like heads, their tails vary in length depending on species, the stink badger has a very short tail, while the ferret badger’s tail can be 18 to 20 inches (46 to 51 cm) long, depending on age.

They have black faces with distinctive white markings, their bodies are gray with a light-colored stripe from their head to their tail, they have dark legs with light colored stomachs. They grow to around 35 inches (89 cm) in length including tail.

The European badger is one of the largest; the American badger, the hog badger and the honey badger are similar in size and weight, though generally a little smaller and lighter. The stink badgers are smaller still, and the ferret badgers are the smallest of all. They weigh around 20–24 pounds (9.1–11 kg) on average, with some Eurasian badgers weighing in at around 40 pounds (18 kg).

What is a modern browser?

Seems like everyone is talking about the definition of “modern browsers”, after Mozilla’s Paul Roget published his bitchy IE9 is not post. Microsoft admirably responded. I like them to respond, to show they’re human, but the discussion is a bit childish.

Here’s my definition: A modern browser has been written recently.

Excellent. Cut, dried, simple. Next question: What makes a good browser?

Continue reading What is a modern browser?

CSS Rules!

I don’t know how designers start work. I used to draw masses of squiggles, and then remove all the lines that didn’t fit. It’s probably not a good method for websites. Maybe they do the same; I don’t know.

All I know is that at some point they drag rulers, guidelines or keylines across the page, to help them line up the elements. Then they hand us the resulting PSD file, which we break up into nice little segments for conversion to HTML and CSS.

My idea: use rulers in CSS. Continue reading CSS Rules!