Category Archives: Web Technology

HTML / CSS Good Practices

So it’s been a while since I’ve written any (good) HTML. Partly because it’s been so long, and partly because I spend a large portion of my days writing HTML tables at the moment, I thought I would give myself a quick refresh (translation: a quick google) before diving in again. I also remember that there were some “good practice” rules that I never quite established the importance of first time round, so there were a few areas which I wanted to revisit. Continue reading

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Microformats

As part of an investigation into HTML5, I stumbled across Microformats. While they are not a specific part of the HTML5 spec, Microformats are worth looking at in the same context as they add further meaning to (X)HTML markup. Essentially Microformats add attributes and values to web content, which can then be indexed, searched for, saved, cross-referenced or combined. Continue reading

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The Great Mystery of HTTP and the World of Web Servers

HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) is a simple client-server protocol for hypermedia information that has driven the World Wide Web since 1996. It is based on a request-response scenario, where the client sends a request to the server (usually in the form of a website address) and the server sends a response back (usually the content of the requested page). There may be one or more intermediaries between the client and server, such as proxies, gateways or firewalls, but this is the fundamental journey. Continue reading

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