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Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Requested

Just over a year ago now I covered how the HTML5 specification is going to allow the alt attribute to be excluded from img elements under some very specific circumstances (Image alt Attributes Not Always Required in HTML5 and More on Image alt Requirement in HTML5). The one I am…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, WCAG, whatwg

Copying Content Styled with Text-Transform

Using the CSS property text-transform to automatically shift copy to uppercase has been popular for a while now, but a combination of a recent explosion in the use of that style and my slow move to Chrome as my default browser has caused me to regularly paste text into emails,…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, fonts, rant, Safari, standards, W3C

Twitter Improves Site Speed by Dumping Hash-Bangs

Back in September 2010 Twitter changed how its site renders by pushing much of the processing to the web browser using JavaScript and hash-bang (#!) URLs. Today Twitter has announced it is essentially dumping that approach: To improve the twitter.com experience for everyone, we’ve been working to take back control…

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Tags: accessibility, JavaScript, standards, Twitter, UX

Dining in the Dark

A blindfolded photo attempt of my meal, served and eaten in near darkness. Thankfully it turns out that my aim with my fork was better than my aim with my cellphone camera. Two weeks ago our longtime client Olmsted Center for Sight (formerly the lengthily-named Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center…

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Tags: accessibility, food, UX, WAI, WCAG

Make a Better Restaurant Site

Last night I had the pleasure of moderating a panel discussion for the Buffalo chapter of Social Media Club. The panel consisted of a food blogger, a restaurant review site owner, a restaurant / cooking school owner, and a local food writer / reviewer / event planner. As I asked…

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Tags: accessibility, design, Flash, food, mobile, rant, social media

Don’t Expect Microsoft’s Auto-Update to Kill IE6

Last week Microsoft announced that it is planning to start upgrading users to the latest version of Internet Explorer that their computers can run (IE to Start Automatic Upgrades across Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7). Web developers for the most part were overjoyed with the notion that IE6,…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, internet, Internet Explorer, Microsoft

Test in Lynx and Print, It’s Your Job

I have admittedly not taken the time to attend An Event Apart any of the times it’s been held, but I do tend to follow the #aea hashtag on Twitter so I can glean at least a little wisdom from the discomfort of my own desk as I wade through…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, Lynx, mobile, print, rant, standards, usability, UX

Struggling with Semantics

Now that HTML5 is starting to crack the mainstream, misunderstood and misrepresented though it may be , it makes sense that more and more developers and contributors should start to struggle with the shifting assignment of semantic meaning to the HTML5 elements. I wrote about this on Halloween in my…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, html, standards, W3C, whatwg

Well, It’s about [time]

The decision to allow <time> back into the HTML5 fold has been made. Just like that, one element is restored. This recent dust-up still tells me that all the elements are always in peril. You can read the full decision in the email archives. This section of the email describing…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, W3C, whatwg

End of [time] Is Not Helping the Case for HTML5

Yesterday afternoon I posted a general overview of recent changes in HTML5, focusing on this weekend’s development over the removal of <time>: HTML5 kills <time>, Resurrects <u> I thought I was already a little late to the party, but apparently not so. With the start of the week people swung…

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Tags: accessibility, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

HTML5 kills <time>, Resurrects <u>

The HTML5 specification as managed by both W3C and WHATWG is an unfinished, incomplete specification that can change at any time. That isn’t a criticism, it’s just a statement of fact. It’s a fact often ignored by people and companies who choose to implement it and then cry foul when…

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Tags: accessibility, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

More Samples of Responsive Web Design ≠ Print

When the guy who coined the term “Responsive Web Design,” has written a book about it, and is well regarded throughout the industry is asked to name his 20 favorite responsive sites, you should expect top-notch examples of sites that use CSS to respond to nearly any medium. Except that…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, mobile, print, rant, standards, usability, UX

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