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Links, Buttons, Submits, and Divs, Oh Hell

Screen shot of the Zurb Foundation advice for accessible buttons, where it shows anchors and a div each with role=”button”. In short, a perfect example of everything you could do wrong. NOTE: This was version 5.5.3. Most of this is fixed in the current version as of this writing (6.1.2).…


Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, Internet Explorer, standards, usability, UX

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…


Tags: browser, Internet Explorer

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…


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

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…


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…


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

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…


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

Screen Shots of Win8/IE10 Media Query Values

There is a nifty tool at which gives you a breakdown of how your device reports features you might use for media queries. To use the tool’s own explanation: This test isn’t about what media que­ries your device can or cannot see (but it does show an ‘unsupported’ label…


Tags: browser, css, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, mobile

My Kingdom for Decimal Alignment on Numbers

This post isn’t proposing any solutions (although I do toss out a hack). This post is a rant that I hope helps influence browser makers. Background Much of my web work isn’t for public facing web sites. Often it’s for enterprise-level software that is deployed via the web and used…


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

IE10, Metro, and Media Queries

The image on the left is IE10 in desktop view, on the right is IE10 in Metro view, both on the same device and at the same dimensions and screen resolution. I worked pretty hard on our corporate site to test on as many devices and browsers as possible, trying…


Tags: css, Internet Explorer, mobile, standards, touch

Don’t Use Global Browser Stats

When I say “global,” I don’t necessarily mean the whole world, but really any aggregate pile of numbers for browsers that aren’t culled from your own site or project. With IE6 finally fading (which many developers will claim is a result of their IE6-blocking sites), the ire of developers has…


Tags: browser, clients, Internet Explorer, rant

App Store Meta Tags

Why yes, Dominos, I’d love to tap again to get your real home page to order a pizza when I could have done it right here, below your over-sized app pitch that could be done in a tiny ribbon. This may be old news to some of you, but I…


Tags: Apple, apps, browser, html, Internet Explorer, Microsoft, mobile, Safari, UX

CSS Background Images & High Contrast Mode

I try to stay up on accessibility gotchas and weird browser implementations, but I just discovered one that I suspect I should have already known. In Steve Faulkner’s post, Notes on accessible CSS image sprites, he tosses out a factoid that was new to me: When high contrast mode is…


Tags: accessibility, browser, css, Internet Explorer, standards, W3C

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