These are the things I've written that are tagged "html"

Semantic UI

Yet another HTML/CSS/JS framework, but built so that the classes are understandable in english. It’ll create some HTML bloat, but it has a certain Applescript-y charm to it. The site is pretty snazzy, too. Very readable, very smooth.

Macaw

The only visual HTML editor I’ve ever seen that looks legitimately useful, well-executed, and outputs good code. Let’s see if they can deliver.

Garlic.js

Garlic.js allows you to automatically persist your forms’ text field values locally, until the form is submitted. This way, your users don’t lose any precious data if they accidentally close their tab or browser. Uses localStorage if available, to boot. The author suggests marking up your forms with rel=”persist” and that sounds reasonable enough to […]

CSS PANIC

A whack-a-mole game written entirely in CSS/HTML. No Javascript. Chrome/Safari only.

HTML is the new HTML5

Ian Hickson: The WHATWG HTML spec can now be considered a “living standard”. It’s more mature than any version of the HTML specification to date, so it made no sense for us to keep referring to it as merely a draft. We will no longer be following the “snapshot” model of spec development, with the […]

A Comparative Analysis Of The Differing Approaches Twitter and Facebook Take To “Share” Buttons And What It Might Say, Philosophically Speaking, About Each As A Company

Visually, the “Share” and “Tweet” buttons are very similar, and are structured identically. On the code-side, however, they are very much the product of two different companies with, I would argue, different outlooks on the web as a whole and HTML specifically. Facebook’s “Share” Button <a name=”fb_share” type=”button_count” share_url=”someurl” href=”http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php”>Share</a><script src=”http://static.ak.fbcdn.net/connect.php/js/FB.Share” type=”text/javascript”></script> There is no […]

Quirksmode: Introduction to Range

A useful overview of Ranges in an HTML Document, with examples for (of import to myself) getting the text a user has selected so you can do stuff with it. Of note: None of the examples here seem to work on iOS WebKit.

Web Fonts Now, for real

Zeldman on a proposed webfont permissions table. This seems sort of like attaching a file to a movie that says DO NOT STEAL and expecting it to work.

Introducing Typekit

A platform for css3’s @font-face. The real test of this will be how many hoops you have to jump through to embed a font, and how it handles failure: We’ve built a technology platform that lets us to host both free and commercial fonts in a way that is incredibly fast, smoothes out differences in […]

Mozilla Labs Jetpack

Extending Firefox with open web technologies like jQuery, HTML and CSS. I am thinking of it as the next generation of Greasemonkey.

Tal Leming on Embedded Web Fonts

A rare take on embedded web fonts from someone who actually makes fonts and sells them for a living. He suggests a DRM system using a “root table” that says what fonts can be used on what domains, but then says this: There is nothing that can be done about this. All we can do […]

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My name is Phil Nelson and I make beautiful objects for a troubled world in CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. I'm a designer / developer at Occipital.

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