37 Steps to Perfect Markup at SitePoint

Just before I started blogging I got to know Tommy Olsson, through his now resting blog Autistic Cuckoo. I was impressed with his technical expertise and inspired by his respectful comments and discussions with his readers, and it was something I set up as a goal and role model for my relations with the readers of my web site.

Unfortunately, Tommy doesn’t write anymore on his blog, but he has now made an interesting contribution to SitePoint about HTML.

Interesting to note is that here in Sweden, there’s a saying that people with first names ending in the letter “y” are destined to become unintelligent trouble-makers, and also in some cases criminals. Therefore, I’m happy see Tommy prove them wrong! πŸ™‚

In his article Bulletproof HTML: 37 Steps to Perfect Markup, he discusses HTML and best practices in a detailed manner. It is a well-recommended read that can fill in the gaps in your knowledge and/or help you promote proper and recommended HTML approaches to otherweb developers and friends.

If you have any questions about anything in the article, or find any eventual typos or errors, please write a comment and I will forward that information to Tommy.

11 Comments

  • Phil Sherry says:

    Interesting to note is that here in Sweden, there’s a saying that people with first names ending in the letter “yâ€Â are destined to become unintelligent trouble-makers, and also in some cases criminals.

    I'm waiting to hear what Teddy has to say about that part. πŸ™‚

  • Oh, that explains why you grew the beard like Tommy's. πŸ˜‰

  • Jules says:

    I guess you don't like to be called "Robby" because of the implied connotations.

  • Tommy Olsson says:

    I may not be too bright, and I can be am a trouble-maker, but I'm not a criminal! πŸ™‚

  • Olly says:

    Too right, Tommy's always helping people out making trouble on the sitepoint forums πŸ™‚

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Phil,

    Yeah, let's see what Teddy has to say… πŸ™‚

    Robert W,

    Ha ha! πŸ™‚

    Jules,

    That happens very rarely, yes… πŸ™‚

    Tommy,

    So, the myth is about 50% right then? πŸ™‚

    Olly,

    So I've heard… πŸ™‚

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Tommy,

    Nah, I find you at the very least fairly bright, so I didn’t count that one to either camp. πŸ™‚

  • Tommy Olsson says:

    So, the myth is about 50% right then?

    With two out of three, it should be 66.7% right.

  • chas stu says:

    Shouldn't Tommy use a <dl> for a definition?

    Instead he uses .

  • Tommy Olsson says:

    @chas_stu: This was originally an FAQ post on SitePoint forums. There is no tag for definition lists in vbCode.

    When it became an article, it was handled by one of SitePoint's technical editors; I didn't write any markup for the article.

    Besides, there are no lists of definitions in that article, so I can't see why there should be a DL in the first place. Where, exactly, do you think a paragraph should be replaced by a definition list?

  • I assume he meant [22.] if anything.

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