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CSS Bookmarklets for Testing and Fixing

Animated image showing the Pinterest site and its infuriating blocking overlay, which is removed with the bookmarklet below. I regularly have to test sites in development, review some third-party site, or just use a site in my day-to-day time wasting (and banking) rituals. I’ve relied on viewing the page’s source…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, css, html, standards, W3C

20 Years Since Netscape Navigator 1.0

Screen shot of the Netscape 1.0N browser information page. Twenty years ago today, Netscape Communications Corporation released version 1.0 of Navigator, the browser that became synonymous with the web (for the general public). Well, really the general public (and most developers) referred to the browser as Netscape, not by its…

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Tags: browser, Netscape

Linear Gradient Problems in Chrome

Detail of the effect I wanted to re-create with a linear gradient — a gray column, a white narrow gutter, a black vertical line, and the rest as white. I’m going to tell you up front that I don’t have a fix for the issue I am raising, though there…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, html, rant, standards

HTML5 Developer Conference Slides: Selfish Accessibility

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at the HTML5 Developer Conference in lovely San Francisco. I presented on accessibility and how it relates to you as a current and future user with my presentation Selfish Accessibility. The full abstract: We can all pretend that we’re helping others by making…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, W3C, WAI, WCAG

On Hiding URLs in the Browser

This image is stolen directly from Allen Pike’s post because I don’t have time yet to make a proper one. It shows the same page URL as seen in the address bars of Firefox 29 and Chrome Canary 36.0.1951. Two days ago news broke that Chrome was going to modify…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, rant, usability, UX

Burying Windows XP with IE11 Enterprise Mode

Screen shot from Microsoft’s presentation on IE11 Enterprise Mode, showing what browsers are available on what versions of Windows. Note that the Venn-ish diagram has no IE11 intersection for Windows 8. As of today, Windows XP has effectively reached its end of life. What I mean by that is that…

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Tags: browser, clients, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

Web Turns 25, Seems Popular

The world wide web has officially lasted 25 consecutive years, which means it’s catching up to its parent, the Internet, which itself is bearing down on 45. That’s an important distinction. The Internet is not the web, it is the foundation on which the web was born. In honor of…

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Tags: browser, html, internet, W3C

On Screen Reader Detection

Background The latest WebAIM screen reader survey results came out last week, and I had been looking forward to the results of the questions related to screen reader detection. I can say I was a bit surprised by both. To make it easy, I’ll reprint the questions and answers here.…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, standards, usability, UX

Comparing Opera Mini and Chrome Compression

Depending on how much you spend staying up on web browsers, you’ve probably heard the cry of Opera did it first more than once (though the low-hanging fruit, browser tabs, wasn’t technically Opera first). When Google announced that Chrome would offer a data compression mode, you may have figured you’d…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, mobile, Opera, usability, UX

W3C EME is not DRM (nor other fear-mongering TLAs)

Plenty has been written about the W3C and DRM. Sadly, most of it has been written in the form of attacks against the W3C, with very few laying out the facts. Note: I am a participant in the W3C HTML Working Group (as an invited expert). Encrypted Media Extensions (EME)…

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Tags: browser, DRM, html, rant, standards, W3C

The HTML Star Is Ignored (and Shouldn’t Be)

On Friday Jeff Croft posted a piece titled Web Standards Killed the HTML Star where he makes the argument that just knowing HTML and CSS is no longer enough to get a job. He states that the web standards movement has effectively rendered the need for specialized knowledge of browser…

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

The Truth about “The Truth About Multiple H1 Tags”

I’m a bit behind on my reading. There is always some new wiz article on web technologies and it’s hard to keep up. Since any chummer can write one, sometimes you have to approach them with caution even if they’ve survived the meat grinder of public review for as long…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, rant, standards, usability, W3C

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