13 July 2007 @ 10pm

CSS & XHTML, coding, design, standards

Tools to come back to

Just wanted to post links to two tools that I’m sure I’ll be revisiting down the road.

The first is the hCard Creator, from microformats. I’m still a little unsure about the general utility of microformats, but I’m all in favor of standards. On top of that, I think the microformats has a little bit of a chicken-and-egg problem. So, to do my part, I’m going to try to start including microformats in the sites I code up. I think the hCard Creator’s going to be a useful tool in the box.

The second is a great list of Javascript, CSS, and (X)HTML entities in numeric order. I was trying to embed a bullet in the :before and :after sections of a layout. Normally, I’d use “•” to indicate “bullet.” But to get the bullet icon to actually show up, I needed to embed it as “\2022″.

Maybe this doesn’t make sense to you. That’s okay. I’m glad to have this resource at hand.

Also, apparently, the ellipsis is created with a “…”. I’ve been wondering about that.

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