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Google Analytics Viewport Tracking

Google Analytics has tracked browser viewport sizes for almost four years, but I found it was imprecise. After doing some recent testing I have decided it works well and have started to dump my own tracking as a result. This post shares some of the history and comparison information. History…

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Tags: analytics, browser, JavaScript

Not All Screen Reader Users Are Blind

The title says it all. But if you came to this page, you probably clicked because you were hoping for a little more detail than that assertion. So here is a little more detail. The Data In the 2015 WebAIM Screen Reader User Survey, when asked Which of the following…

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Tags: accessibility, ARIA, browser, html, standards, usability, UX

Avoid Default Browser Focus Styles

It is not uncommon to see developers and designers forego creating focus styles for controls on web sites and applications. For those who are aware of the need for the focus styles, the most common reason I hear for excluding them is that the browser provides focus styles by default…

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

Avoid Messages Under Fields

Sometimes we fail to consider how browser features can jack up our interfaces. This is neither good nor bad, but we do need to account for it. My argument here is simple. Avoid putting important actionable or informational text exclusively below form fields. This includes labels, hints, and error messages.…

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Tags: browser, design, mobile, usability, UX

Don’t Re-Create Browser Features

There has been some discussion lately around, of all things, text resizing widgets on web sites. It was kicked off by a post from Jeffrey Zeldman suggesting that perhaps it is time to bring them back. Even mighty responsive design benefits from offering a choice of font sizes—because there are…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, design, fonts, usability, UX

Slides from Accessibility Camp Toronto 2016: Mind Your lang

The slides from my talk at Accessibility Camp Toronto, Mind Your lang. Note: Below are the animated images and video that were in my slides but which did not survive in the transition to SlideShare. They are all quite large and will take time to load. If you want to…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, html, slides, speaking, standards, usability, UX, WCAG, whatwg

Internet Explorer Does Not Go Away Today

Sorry folks, Internet Explorer is not going away on January 12. See, January 12 is the date that Microsoft will stop providing tech support and security updates for any version of Internet Explorer below IE 11. This doesn’t mean that the copy of IE8 on your client’s computer will suddenly…

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Tags: browser, Internet Explorer

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2015

Ganesha may or may not be stealing chocolate from the advent calendar. For a few years now web developers around the world have celebrated Saturnalia Christmas with advent calendars covering topics related to the web. Some come and go, but you’ll probably recognize a few regulars on this list. I…

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Tags: browser, css, design, html, standards, UX

HTML Source Order vs CSS Display Order

Last month in my post Source Order Matters I wrote about why we need to consider how the source order of the HTML of a page can affect users when the CSS re-orders the content visually. While I used a recipe as an analogue and cited WCAG conformance rules, I…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, css, design, Edge, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, standards, usability, UX, WCAG

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, WHCM

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

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