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Print Styles Forgotten by Responsive Web Developers (at evolt.org)

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on its web site, and it is the only entity with the right to reproduce it. As web browsing technology continues to change…

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

Web Accessibility Sorta-Infographic

WebAIM is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. It has a reputation (perhaps only in my head?) or providing resources both to the disabled and to organizations enlightened enough to want to support the disabled (or selfish enough to recognize they will…

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Tags: accessibility, infographic, usability

Thoughts on Muse (Obvious Pun Avoided)

I downloaded and installed Adobe’s new web design tool, Muse (code name) (also at Adobe Labs) out of morbid curiosity. Just like Adobe Edge (which refuses to launch), I had very little expectation that this would be a fully-developed sales-ready product. Instead of getting into extensive detail about the quality…

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Tags: accessibility, Adobe, css, design, html, JavaScript, SEM, SEO, standards

The evolt.org Logo Using Only CSS

This article was originally posted on evolt.org, an online resource for web developers, maintained by web developers. I have granted evolt.org the right to use this article on its web site, and it is the only entity with the right to reproduce it. While spending some time hacking through experiments…

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

More on Image alt Requirement in HTML5

Nearly two weeks ago I wrote up a post outlining the W3C decision to no longer require the alt attribute on images in HTML5: Image alt Attributes Not Always Required in HTML5. I was genuinely surprised to see that was the most popular post on this blog and garnered the…

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

Image alt Attributes Not Always Required in HTML5

It has long been accepted that the alt attribute of the <img> element, while not a perfect method to provide a text alternative to an image, is still a necessary attribute to provide at least some level of access to the image content for users who cannot see the image…

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

Selection Bias When Reviewing Browser Stats

A recurring problem I find is when web developers, their support teams and their managers try to evaluate who is using their site(s) by reviewing their web logs (or Google Analytics) in a vacuum. It is far too easy to simply look at statistics reporting what browsers use a site…

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Tags: accessibility, analytics, browser, Chrome, css, Internet Explorer, rant, usability, UX

Beyond Hash-Bangs: Reliance on JavaScript Is a Bad Idea

In November I wrote up a post (How Many Users Support JavaScript?) outlining the process and results from Yahoo’s study about how many users have JavaScript disabled (How many users have JavaScript disabled? and Followup: How many users have JavaScript disabled?). The Numbers In those articles, Yahoo stated that even…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, JavaScript, mobile, rant, usability, UX

W3C Moves WAI-ARIA 1.0 to Candidate Recommendation

The W3C is on a roll this week. It’s the post-holiday rush, I think, which is at least making some stuff move forward. I just hope that all these new developments don’t get lost among each other. W3C has just published Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 as a Candidate…

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

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

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