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W3C and WHATWG Provide HTML5 Updates

W3C The W3C is pretty good about posting news when new HTML/CSS-related documents undergo updates, status changes, or generally move forward. On Friday the W3C HTML Working Group announced the publication of eight new documents. The brief release provides an even briefer overview of each, or you can see the…

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Tags: accessibility, html, standards, video, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

Year-End Cliché

I can’t turn on the TV, surf the web, or peer into my Twitter feed without stumbling into another year-end wrap-up of 2010. These dime-a-dozen contrivances abound like the proverbial lemming to the cliff (lemmings don’t really do that, it’s also a contrivance). However, there have been enough of some…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, internet, mobile, social media, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, WCAG, whatwg

Negative Reviews Can Now Affect Site Rank Downward

One of the ongoing truths about search engine optimization (SEO) has been that inbound links are usually a good thing. This has caused SEO scammers to abuse the practice by creating and using “link farms,” sites that exist solely to link back to client sites. This “spamdexing” technique is based…

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Tags: accessibility, Google, search, SEM, SEO, usability, UX

Two Advent Calendars for Web Developers

One of the best parts of December, regardless of whether you believe in Christmas or that it belongs in December, is the fun of the advent calendar. As a kid I used to look forward to jamming a new piece of creche-themed chocolate (chocolate stablehand, anyone?) into my mouth every…

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Tags: accessibility, css, fonts, html, standards, typefaces, WOFF

Google’s Web Book May Not Help Those Who Need It Most

In an effort to help educate the general public about its browser, Chrome, and the web in general, Google released an online “book” called 20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web. Done in the style of an illustrated children’s book that allows readers to flip through the pages,…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, Google, html, internet, Internet Explorer, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg

Google Instant Preview Overview

It’s like I’m running out of novel titles or something. With the launch of Google Instant a couple months ago, the landscape for SEO changed as now site authors had to consider targeting keywords for search results that appear as the user types (see my post at evolt.org: Google Instant…

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Tags: accessibility, Google, search, SEM, SEO, usability, UX

How Many Users Support JavaScript?

This is one of those posts I started back in mid-October and sat on, suspecting that there would be more follow-up, backlash, challenges, and general bickering. There has been some, but then it died down a bit. And then I remembered I should post this. The Yahoo Developer Network posted…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, JavaScript, standards, usability, UX

Speaking: Accessible Web Apps & Standards

I will be speaking twice in September, both of them sponsored by Infotech Niagara. If you’re in the Buffalo area, these are great opportunities to boost my ego and watch me cruise abandoned plates for food. Developing Coding Standards The first event is Developing Coding Standards, where I will be…

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Tags: accessibility, internet, speaking, standards, usability, W3C, WAI, WCAG

More on Hover vs. Touch

If you are an avid reader of my blog (and you are, aren’t you?) then you might recall when I wrote the article UX Challenges in Touch Interfaces over at evolt.org. I discussed how users have become accustomed to using mice and developers have become accustomed to designing for the…

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Tags: accessibility, mobile, touch, usability, UX

Opera Rep Provides HTML5 Overview

Patrick H. Lauke is the Web Evangelist at Opera Software and ran the Accessibility Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Last week (July 13) he gave a talk to the Institutional Web Management Workshop on HTML5. He lead viewers on a general history of HTML5, through an overview…

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Tags: accessibility, html, Opera, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

W3C Cheat Sheet Now Includes HTML5

Back in November, the W3C released a handy tool aimed at helping developers quickly access information from various W3C specifications (W3C Cheatsheet for developers). The features were pretty straightforward: This cheatsheet aims at providing in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, i18n, internationalization, mobile, standards, W3C, WCAG

Does Your Browser Really Support HTML5 and CSS3?

I like reading rants. And by rants, I mean well-thought, researched, articulate arguments that are the result of a festering pool of frustration finally shooting out and being channeled into something constructive. Not the rants you might find on bathroom stalls. Thanks to the Twitters I came across a blog…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, W3C, whatwg

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