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I’m a bioinformatics PhD student at EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge but I’m originally from Berlin.

I’m mainly working on genomics using next-generation sequencing data. My current thesis project is about the regulation of tRNA expression in mammals.

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Apr
2
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
30
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
28
comment Static Google +1 button
Not what I wanted but a good alternative. +1
Feb
11
revised Static Google +1 button
Example no longer live
Feb
11
awarded  Student
Aug
14
comment Why is Google still not indexing my !# website?
@DaveRook No, it does work – see Anthony’s answer for the real reason why it doesn’t work in the specific case. The URI in question is simply an empty page (content gets loaded asynchronously). Of course Google doesn’t find anything.
Aug
7
awarded  Tumbleweed
Aug
7
comment Why is Google still not indexing my !# website?
No – the whole point of using #! instead of plain # is to make Google understand that the URI refers to other content, and should be indexed.
Aug
7
comment Why is Google still not indexing my !# website?
The question is – why aren’t you simply using a normal URI? It doesn’t seem to make sense here that you don’t.
Jul
31
revised Google +1 something via a URL
Added another method that doesn’t allow specifying a title.
Jul
31
asked Static Google +1 button
Jul
31
answered Google +1 something via a URL
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
Su, the specs explicitly say that “The b and i elements are widely used — it is better to give them good default rendering for various media including aural than to try to ban them.” Which is entirely in line with what I said. Nowhere does the standard recommend them for their usefulness, it merely says that it would be impractical to ban them, which I entirely agree with (and I’ve stated this repeatedly). Nowhere did I suggest that they are (or should be) deprecated.
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
Su may be right on technical issues that I never objected to but still hasn’t answered my initial question, instead hiding behind the smoke-screen of the HTML5 standard. My initial question, as a reminder, was “But shouldn’t the styling still be preferentially done in the stylesheet rather than the HTML?” Nothing in the documents you or Su linked to suggest otherwise, quite on the contrary.
Mar
23
awarded  Commentator
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
That’s a bit condescending, isn’t it? You are either misrepresenting my argument (unintentionally I guess) or I don’t understand yours. Either way, just brushing it aside as a “wrong opinion” isn’t productive. In particular, I am not arguing for theoretical purity in the HTML5 standard. I’m arguing (and you haven’t yet advanced arguments showing this to be wrong) that when writing HTML, we can afford the luxury of writing clean code. I’m easily convinced otherwise if you show me that either using those tags is clean (i.e. that it has advantages over CSS) or that clean code is unimportant
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
You are still conflating two issues. I get that HTML5 acknowledges and stands by the existence of these tags and continues to support them rather than phase them out (which would be unrealistic). Thumbs up for that. However, it’s a different thing to then go on and say “so, yeah, they have their place” – because they really don’t, except as a legacy. If you are creating new content, there’s no reason (other than lazyness – it’s shorter to write, after all, and I guess that is a valid argument) to prefer <b> over a CSS class.
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
I don’t see how this is relevant. The separation is about creating clean, semantic content, not about the display in a browser. You may not care about semantic content (which is another point entirely), in which case: knock yourself out. But the HTML5 consortium ostensibly does care about this.
Mar
23
comment Should I still use the <b> tag?
But shouldn’t the styling still be preferentially done in the stylesheet rather than the HTML? After all, the whole purpose of having separate HTML and CSS was to separate the concerns (contents vs. style). That this separation is imperfect is one thing; to intentionally breach it is quite another.
Feb
27
comment Restrict access to IP address range
I’d love to. Unfortunately I don’t have access to it. :-( The server configuration is irking me more and more … Apache 1, PHP 5.0 (full of bugs) …