Serving Internet Explorer XHTML, Part â…¡

After composing the excedingly long post below, I reset Opera to its default configuration of identifying itself as Internet Explorer. I discovered, to my horror, that not only did it have the magical MSIE string, […]

A Better Way to Serve XHTML Pages to IE

A while back, I thought I had come up with a clever method for serving this XHTML 1.1 site with the HTML MIME type just to broken browsers, and with the XHTML MIME type for […]

WordPress on Time

I’ve gotten WordPress installed on, and have started feeling out its feature set. One of the first things I watend to configure was the time and date format for posts. I’d like to have […]

WordPress: Omitting Needed Words

OK, so the installation instructions for WordPress appear to be too skimpy in one important area: How to set up a database. The documentation assumes that the blogger is already familiar with how (and why) […]

Using WordPress for a New Site

Although I have been very happy with Blogger for use on my PetesGuide and PushBack sites, up until now, I desperately need the ability to categorize posts, and the new pricing structure of Moveable Type […]

Content Negotiation for XHTML 1.0, XHTML Basic, and XHTML Mobile Profile, Part 1

I’ve researched the recomended practice for each of the document types I’d like to have my server and user agents negotiate among (desktop, pda, and mobile phone). XHTML 1.x This one is easy, since we […]

Egg Off the Wall

One of the main reasons I’m bringing this site alive again is because of my new job—editor of an online magazine—and the redesign we’re planning. Currently, just about every article on the site lives in […]

Yes, it’s an Image Map

Given that I’m such a standards zealot that I am debating to even support IE, it might surprise you to notice that the primary navigation on my site is an image map. Well, it’s true, […]

A Leap Apart

I’ve designed a new logo for the site, and cleaned up a bunch of little things. Finally, I think the site is presentable enough to start moving the old content over. I’m still wavering, however, […]

Fed Up & Starting Over

I’ve finally had it with browsers that don’t follow Web specifications—especially important ones that date from 1996 and whose broken implementation prevents what should be the most important aspect of the web. Device and browser […]