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Web Design Myths

Net Magazine asked followers on Twitter to submit any web design myths they wanted busted: Got a web design myth you want busted? Let us know and we'll print the best tweets in the mag!— net magazine (@netmag) September 16, 2015 I took this to mean web development, not just…

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

CSS and System Fonts

This weekend I read a post about techniques to get Apple’s new San Francisco font into your CSS. Since San Francisco is only just being added to iOS and OS X, it can be a bit tricky to get hold of it in Safari. What struck me was the use…

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Tags: Apple, browser, css, fonts, mobile, Safari, standards, usability, UX

Twitter App Sets Browsers Back 10 Versions

Screen shot of a web page as seen in the Twitter app, with a menu showing the option to open in the user’s default web browser. The title of this post may be a bit of hyperbole for some, but it is completely true for me. Sometime over the course…

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Tags: apps, browser, Chrome, rant, Twitter, usability, UX

Using Bookmarklets on Mobile

Viewing comments on Medium (first image), then being prompted to login in order to view comment replies (second image). Both images are current version of Chrome on Android. This is a follow-up to my post CSS Bookmarklets for Testing and Fixing. While surfing Medium the other day I chose to…

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Tags: browser, css, standards

Best Viewed in 1 of 11 Flavors of Chrome!

Make sure you view this on Google’s flavor of Chrome, otherwise, well, I have no idea what will happen. Sometimes it’s frustrating being a developer who’s been around to see Mosaic supplanted by Netscape Navigator supplanted by Internet Explorer supplanted by Chrome/WebKit. Developers just love dumping one platform for the…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Internet Explorer, rant, Safari, standards, WebKit

All of This Has Happened Before and Will Happen Again

Jacob Rossi from Microsoft put together an article for Smashing Magazine that discusses Microsoft’s Project Spartan web browser, Inside Microsoft’s New Rendering Engine For The “Project Spartan”. Unlike other click-bait efforts that only speculated that perhaps Spartan was going to be WebKit-based, showing their own preference instead of any real…

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Tags: browser, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, rant, Safari, standards

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

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