Articles posted on May 3rd, 2004

New Jeffrey Zeldman redesign

Monday, May 3rd, 2004 • 10:48 pm

Web design expert and Designing with Web Standards author Jeffrey Zeldman has redesigned his web site yet again. I guess I wasn’t the only one who was rather unimpressed by the previous redesign. The new design is significantly better. There’s less wasted space (although the use of a fixed width layout is questionable). The bits […]

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Microsoft Word: Chris Pratley on content vs. formatting

Monday, May 3rd, 2004 • 4:11 am

In his fourth post on Word’s development process, MS program manager Chris Pratley says the following: A couple of people have asked about the permanence of electronic information and access to it in the future if it is in Word format. Microsoft takes this very seriously. That’s one of the reasons we make the format […]

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How Word X handles document corruption

Monday, May 3rd, 2004 • 12:16 am

Here’s a perfect example of what’s really wrong with Microsoft Word X (and probably other flavours of the product as well). This morning, I received a document to translate. It arrived in my In mailbox as a “.doc” attachment, i.e. as a Word document. I saved it locally on my hard drive and attempted to […]

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