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Archive for January, 2013

Remember to use HTML headings

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013 by Servage
I often wonder where some webmasters have learned their HTML skills. It's like the most basic knowledge has magically gone missing among all the other fancy things ones think important to have on their sites... Lot's of jQuery magic happening, but somehow semantic content has been lost in the process. One of the first and most important steps to create semantically meaningful content is to use headings! HTML headings It really could not be eaiser. The HTML tags for headings are as follows: <h1>This is heading 1</h1> <h2>This is heading 2</h2> <h3>This is heading 3</h3> <h4>This is heading 4</h4> <h5>This is heading 5</h5> <h6>This is heading 6</h6> Content structure You can nest headings, have multiple at the same level (except ...

Basic HTML5 instroduction

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 by Servage
HTML5 is actually a bundle of new methods for accomplishing tasks that previously required special programming or proprietary plug-in technology such as Flash or Silverlight. It offers a standardized, open source way to put audio, video, and interactive elements on the page as well as the ability to store data locally, work offline, take advantage of location information, and more. With HTML5 for common tasks, developers can rely on built-in browser capabilities and not need to reinvent the wheel for every application. HTML5 offers so many promising possibilities, in fact, that it has become something of a buzzword with connotations far beyond the spec itself. When marketers and journalists ...

Mail inbox vs archive dilemma

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 by Servage
In this article I'd like to reflect a little about different philosophies when it comes to email handling. I know that many of us tech-savvy people out there are handling multiple email accounts with up to several messages per day. This imposes an increasing organization difficulty, because we need to not only receive, process and react to the information we receive - we also forget things, and want to look them up again later, thus archiving is important. There are various approaches to this problem. The traditional approach is to simply sort and store everything in appropriate folders. This system reflects the traditional folder-based archiving cabinets we all now from old ...