Webfonts are the new buzz since Firefox 3.5 reintroduced downloadable fonts, but if a browser does not have the font or if it cannot download a font, what happens with the rendering of the page? Many characters simply display even if they are not in the selected font, how come? This article dives into the font selection and glyph substitution process of the common browsers and explains what goes on under the surface — read article
Installing Firefox 3.5 alongside an older version, like Firefox 3.0 or 2.0 is really not that hard. This post puts the necessary steps in a simple and quick overview for easy reference — read article
The CSS font family monospace renders to small in Firefox, Chrome and Safari, about 75% of the original size. This bug introduces a number of strange behaviors, as font-family:monospace,monospace renders differently then just monospace. Weird? Indeed, and it’s there since 2002… — read article
Complete overview of all known available brushes for Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighlighter (aka Google’s Code Highlighter), including syntaxes / brushes found anywhere on the internet, added here for ease of use and direct downloading of each and every brush. Includes brushes-wishlist and is regularly updated — read article
CDATA sections in XML are often misunderstood. Programmers get the wrong advice, or they hear that strings should go in CDATA sections because they contain Unicode or non-ASCII characters. All nonsense, CDATA is only a convenience in writing and everything written in CDATA can be written without CDATA — read article
(en|nl) bilingual / tweetalige post
(en) A country-wide ADSL disruption of service since 12:58 September 6, 2009, took many people in The Netherlands offline. After about 24 hours, all seems good again.
(nl) Een landelijke storing van KPN / XS4ALL sinds 12:58 uur op 6 september 2009. XS4All geeft nauwelijks en erg laat informatie. Via Twitter en nieuwsberichten komen we langzaam achter de feiten. Na 24 uur is het sein brand meester gegeven — read article