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HTML5 Finally Gets… a Logo?

Start Rant With all the debate about elements, attributes, semantic meaning and who really owns HTML5, it’s thrilling to see that the W3C has risen above all the chaos to release something which should truly unify HTML5 and foster its widespread adoption (as soon as it is finished) across the…

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

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

H.264 Getting Dropped from Chrome

If you pay any attention to the plodding chaos that is the development of HTML5, then you’ve probably seen the discussions around the video element and how best to encode videos. Over a year and half ago Ian Hickson gutted the video and audio portions of the HTML5 specification to…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Google, html, standards, video, whatwg, YouTube

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

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

Targeting the Mobile Web

Given the rise of mobile computing on phones and pads, web developers can no longer think of the sites they develop as living in the world of the desktop browser. Thankfully, things are much easier than they used to be. Developers no longer need to focus on arcane reformulations of…

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Tags: browser, css, html, mobile

IE9 Beta Getting High(er than Expected) Marks

It’s kind of hard to avoid all the coverage of IE9 this week. There are some rather in-depth reviews and analyses out there that take it apart and try to outdo each other with intricate detail in coverage. I don’t care so much about that. I’m interested in the general…

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Tags: browser, css, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, standards

Google Doodle: Bouncy Balls Aren’t HTML5

When Google changes its logo in honor of a holiday, someone’s birthday, or just for the heck of it, it sometimes gets some chatter. When Google created the Pac-Man logo, articles appeared of people trying to figure out how it worked, or commenting on tech support calls within organizations from…

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Tags: browser, css, Google, html, rant, standards, SVG, W3C, whatwg

Google, Arcade Fire Confused on HTML5

In case you haven’t seen the Arcade Fire video, The Wilderness Downtown, you should take a look at it. Google and Arcade Fire got together to show off what Google Chrome could do with all the new gee whiz technology out there, and if you listen to all the major…

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Tags: Chrome, css, Google, html, rant, standards, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

Trying Google Font Previewer

I’m going to make the assumption that if you are reading this you have at least a passing interest in typography on the web and have heard about Google’s new font preview tool. There are already plenty of articles talking about how easy it is, how Google hosts the typefaces,…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, css, design, Firefox, fonts, Google, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, typefaces, WOFF

Unicorn Validator

The W3C has today announced its brand new validator, named Unicorn for reasons they do not explain. The new validator combines four other validators into one: Unicorn combines a number of popular tools in a single, easy interface, including the Markup validator, CSS validator, mobileOk checker, and Feed validator, which…

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Tags: css, html, mobile, standards, W3C, xhtml

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