US Drops to 20th in Broadband Penetration - US Broadband Uptake Grows to 73.1% of Active Internet Users - Highlight the Current Page with CSS: The Body ID/Class Method - Optimization Week of July 21, 2006
Optimization Week Issue #66, July 21, 2006
In this month's Bandwidth Report we find the US dropping from 17th to 20th global broadband penetration. In the past year, Sweden, the UK, and tiny Luxembourg have passed the US in household broadband penetration. In the latest Speed Tweak learn how to highlight the current page with CSS with the body ID/Class method.
- US Drops to 20th in Broadband Penetration - US Broadband Uptake Grows to 73.1% of Active Internet Users
Despite leading the world in broadband subscribers, the US dropped from 17th to 20th place in broadband penetration over the past year. Falling behind Sweden, the UK, and tiny Luxembourg the US grew by only 27.1% to 44.5% penetration from March 2005 to March 2006. Meanwhile, US broadband penetration among active Internet users grew 1.34 percentage points to 73.1% in June 2006.
- Highlight the Current Page with CSS: The Body ID/Class Method
This article shows how to automatically highlight menu items that correspond to the current page using CSS and XHTML. These "you are here" waypoints help orient users and improve usability. Using CSS avoids the need for complex scripting which simplifies maintenance and improves performance.