October 2009

Why it is important to specify a character encoding

Many website designers design really scrappy websites that do not follow standards at all. I myself tend to write all my XHTML to be XHTML1.1 compliant. As a reader of this blog, I will assume you also attempt to follow standards. Usually I implement everything to pass xhtml transitional validation. One thing I usually ignore however, is the character encoding. Put simply, character encoding allows a browser to display and […]

Your entire life.

The image you see below is earth. Hundreds of millions of miles away. This is your home and it will most likely be the place you live the rest of your life and eventually die. A Tiny, tiny dot in something unimaginably vast. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pfwY2TNehw The extract below is from Carl Sagan. A rather famous astronomer that really puts this image into perspective. “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s […]