A portrait by Evan Michael Meagher
February 24, 2013
18″ x 12″ graphite pencil (4H, HB, 6B)
Jacqueline E. Zediker
Hmmm… should you use
POST as the method for your HTML forms? Neither! You should be using
post, actually. While the world will keep on spinning no matter how you capitalize the word, all attribute values should really be lowercase for consistency. (more…)
It occurred to me that there are many wrong ways to submit forms and I can’t recall that I have every seen the right way documented anywhere.
Here, SolidlyStated will show you a 3 step, rock-solid form submission process and why it is superior to the majority of the web. Learn the steps.
RSS Feeds. AKA Really Simple Syndication. As a professional web developer of over 13 years, I have to say that I never really understood why anyone would use them. Seemed like a nice idea, but never had any attraction for me.
I still had to work with them all the time because they were “in vogue” and I simply saw them as a way for other a**holes to steal content from legitimate authors. (Side note: if you are here to steal content from other websites, you can choke on something). Strangely, after all this time, I have found that the same mechanism can be quickly used for good …
SolidlyStated’s various hardware, software, and design updates have been sparse lately. I wanted to make sure all my reader’s know that I haven’t been slacking. I have been working on a web property for another LLC I am part of and getting that off the ground. Read all about it.
It is helpful for website logins to autofill usernames and passwords on HTML inputs, but can be a pain in the butt when you work with password change/reset forms or forms with credit card number fields. In these instances, you don’t want numbers to automatically fill in (or be remembered by a browser). Learn how to stop it.
Like most web developers who publish articles, I always preach about standards and best practices (which, incidentally, makes me wonder why we don’t see more loud-mouthed naysayers who try to get recognition by writing about how all that is a big joke.) This article will be no different, except this time no one can argue about whether it makes a real difference. Today, I will be talking about progressive enhancement. Enhance it!