Pitfalls of styling the HTML element

This was fun painful. On the new ablesense.com website design, I had foolishly applied some styles to the <html> element — specifically my font stack for the website. The particular selection of fonts was very important in making this mistake obscure: html { font-family: helvetica,

Misleading Analytics Sure Feel Good

According to Google Analytics, one of the websites I’m involved with has a 105,200.00% increase in visits. I imagine the meeting at Google went something like this: Q: Should we just leave % Change blank until after 30 days of data? A: Nah, it will

Markup after the HTML tag

From time to time when a web page renders strangely I’ll take a quick peak at the HTML source to see what kinds of extra scripts and remotely hosted resources are part of the page. The usual stuff (Google Analytics, Flickr Slideshows, Banner Ads, Facebook,

A List Apart’s 2010 Survey

Called “The Survey For People Who Make Websites” this is one for people like me to participate in.  I’ve completed 2008 and 2009 surveys as well and actually enjoy thinking about the questions the folks at ALA have compiled.  The results are always interesting when

Google Voice Invitation – Denied!

I received a nice email invitation from Google this morning to try Google Voice. I assumed that meant it was available in Canada now, but sadly no… this is the page I get after clicking on the invitation link… sigh… Is it possible that Google