I have been working on a project with a few clients where they are moving all their static content (as well as creating some dynamic content) into a CMS. They have about fifty pages done and wanted to check the links on their site to see what was broken so I directed them to the W3C link checker. I had not thought about that W3C tool in awhile, but I wanted to mention it here because it is a great free way to check the links on your site. When using this tool, make sure to check the check the “Check linked documents recursively, recursion depth” to make sure it follows all your links.
There are few things that drive me more crazy than CSS, and yet I work with it and actually enjoy it on occasion (when it is all over and QA’ed). The last few days have been CSS hell. I will note that I have finally reached the point in my career where I use the W3C specs as my first “go to” resource. I have been struggling with a layout now for four long days. On Saturday, I put in twelve-thirteen hours alone and still had issues. What issues? Float issues. IE. Some advice for the CSS developers out there. Start with a solid CSS design that you know (and you will verify it!) works with IE, FF, Safari, and Opera…THEN add/make changes. I do not know why I decided to start from scratch, but lesson learned…again. On a better note, I made some major advances recently (finally) and am starting to feel less beat up. Next stop: I need to learn XSLT for another part of my current project. As for now…I just want to sleep (and wake up with beautiful CSS that works in all the browsers I need to support)
[tags]CSS, W3C, XSLT[/tags]