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It's still here, the content didn't go anywhere. You may want to check out this new guiStuff though -- It's rather informative.
::Stuff for the multi-spec coder;
Coding, formats, standards, and other practical things.
Up-to-date resources:This site is mostly obsolete. These are probably the resources you're looking for:
For the basics of web development see w3schools.
For an online CSS reference see mozilla's CSS reference.
Tricky ImagesTuesday, April 10th, 2007
And you thought the site was dead -- Admit it! No, I've just been knee-deep in work. But there's new life (and new civilizations...), in the form of: CSS Image Techniques: Part 1. This is the first part of a series of articles that will deal with the modern deployment of bitmap images using CSS to intelligently manage and arrange them within documents. This is a very broad topic, so I'll attempt to get the more reusable methods covered in the first two or three articles, and then move on to more specific trickery.
ImageryTuesday, March 20th, 2007
Yes, I realize that these types of gaps in updates are unacceptable. I really was/am working on varying types of future updates. The documents I'm working on now involve CSS Image Techniques, so I had to prepare a foundation document: Image File Formats. This is important since I'm going to be using all sorts of tricks that involve the finer points of the Image Formats, and I didn't want to pepper that information throughout the CSS documents.
Arrays: GammaFriday, March 9th, 2007
This article (Arrays: Part 3 - Array Methods 2) was 'on hold' for a bit too long, as the Array series really wasn't complete without it. And yes, there are more CSS documents on the way, that's the main request and I will oblige.
Eventful DocumentsMonday, March 5th, 2007
DOM: Yet AgainMonday, February 26th, 2007
DOMs AwayWednesday, February 21st, 2007
At last, the first two DOM articles are finished: Part 1 - Intro and API, and Part 2 - Modifications. Seeing as how DOM manipulation is at the heart of virtually every web application and Ajax toy around, I'll be spending more time writing about the various sorcery that the DOM bestows upon us in upcoming articles.
The Big FloatThursday, February 15th, 2007
It was one of those 'I couldn't stop typing' articles, so I present to you one of the largest, broadest intros to Floating Elements. The documents on the way are DOM-related, but I'm not sure which one will be done first. I don't want to put anything up if it requires prior knowledge of the reader which hasn't been covered yet.
Blocky StylesMonday, February 12th, 2007
Finally, Styling Links: Part 2 - Block Links is up. I was unsure for a while how to tackle with the IE6 issue within the subject matter, and whether to split it into another document, but in the end it's best to mark a goal and make exceptions, rather than write entire, separate documents about these exceptions.
Long HaulSunday, February 11th, 2007
Stringing AlongSunday, February 4th, 2007
And don't worry, this won't effect the CSS guides, the next Styling Links is on its way. Also, keep the suggestions coming, several already made their way into upcoming articles.
CSS Lists: Part 3Thursday, February 1st, 2007
The third installment of CSS Lists covers horizontal lists. Part 2 of Styling Links is getting a bit involved, and, in fact, overlapping quite a bit with CSS Lists: part 5 (yes, there's 5...). I'll have to figure out how to manage the material.
What is this place?
This site is my attempt to cover Web Standards and the proper, cross-platform manner in which to implement them. As well, I'll cover cross-platform, open-source applications which you can use to code your Web-Sites/Apps/Services with, and various broader abstract subjects that might "glue" the whole thing together.
I hope your stay is fruitful. Have fun!
Along with a complete reference of the CSS 2.1 standard, here's a collection of CSS tutorials and guides to help you get the most out of your Style Sheets:
A roundup of free, cross - platform applications that set the standard for coding the various languages, markups, and formats. Includes IDEs, code editors, debuggers, and productivity applications.