Louie Vidmar
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September 23rd, 2003 Football with Web Standards

I went to “Good Times” bar again last Sunday to watch the Vikes kill the Lions, bringing the Vikings’ record to 3-0 now! Dante Culpepper (Vikings QB) left the game in the middle because of a bruised back.. I read the following about it in the paper today:

“Do I look hurt?” Culpepper asked as he limped away from Minnesota’s locker room. “I thought I looked cool, like Fred Sanford.”

In unrelated and more self-important news.. I’ve been working really hard the last few days to completely rewrite my site again, this time using structural XHTML, and slightly flashier CSS (albiet with the same layout). The new iteration of my site should be fully accessable to visual browsers, as well as text browsers and screen readers. I don’t expect many blind visitors to my site, but if I become blind tomorrow, I’ll still be able to enjoy my website. Anyways… you can see the results thus far here, and please (someone, anyone) let me know what you think!!

Relating to this last point, and my previous entry.. I bougt yet another book. This time it’s a CSS reference book.. read more to find out about it (and a brief review of the Zeldman’s book).

Saturday evening I went out and bought Cascading Style Sheets 2.0 Programmer’s Reference by Eric Meyer. This is an excellent reference guide for anyone working with CSS! Granted the browser compatibility chart leaves a bit to be desired, any self respecting web-publisher tests his/her work in every browser available to him/her, it would be nice to have a chart that’s a little more complete. That said, I very strongly recommend this book.

Jeffery Zeldman‘s Designing with Web Standards is also an extremely solid title. Not a reference guide of any sort, but excellent thoughts, theories, and methods behind web design, and solid arguements on selling your boss on saving money by implementing standards, and accessability. (Being cheaper, more modular, being accessable to more customers….) This book should be in EVERYONE’s bookshelf who has anything to do with the internet!!

One Response to “Football with Web Standards”

  1. dad Says:

    Lou,
    It came thru on the G4 visually the same, looks good, especially the part about the Vikes. Also, how about the Twins in the playoffs again!!