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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

This, the F**k, Is Social Media Now

Yes, it’s a tired title already. But it’s based on the third installment of the popular What the F**k is Social Media NOW? slide show that’s been recycling around the web again for the last couple weeks. As such, not including it here almost makes me seem like I’m clueless.…

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Tags: social media

Opera Rep Provides HTML5 Overview

Patrick H. Lauke is the Web Evangelist at Opera Software and ran the Accessibility Task Force for the Web Standards Project (WaSP). Last week (July 13) he gave a talk to the Institutional Web Management Workshop on HTML5. He lead viewers on a general history of HTML5, through an overview…

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Tags: accessibility, html, Opera, W3C, whatwg, xhtml

W3C Cheat Sheet Now Includes HTML5

Back in November, the W3C released a handy tool aimed at helping developers quickly access information from various W3C specifications (W3C Cheatsheet for developers). The features were pretty straightforward: This cheatsheet aims at providing in a very compact and mobile-friendly format a compilation of useful knowledge extracted from W3C specifications…

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Tags: accessibility, css, html, i18n, internationalization, mobile, standards, W3C, WCAG

Working Around CSS3 Hacks

Until CSS3 is a final specification, we can expect to see browser makers attempting to implement some of the ideas on their own, sometimes with a nod to the forthcoming spec and sometimes without a clear correlation. Given the pressure for browser makers to claim support for a CSS3 feature…

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Tags: browser, css, standards, W3C

CSS 2.1 Still Not Final

We all know that CSS3 is not final, nor is HTML5. What you may not know is that the CSS 2.1 specification is also not final. CSS2 became a W3C recommendation on May 12, 1998, over 12 years ago. Since then the CSS Working Group has been developing CSS Level…

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Tags: css, html, standards, W3C, whatwg

Methods to Select an HTML5 Element

Sectioning Elements Right at the end of June, the HTML5 Doctor web site celebrated its first birthday (Happy 1st Birthday us). As part of that birthday celebration they have given us a gift: The Amazing HTML5 Doctor Easily Confused HTML Element Flowchart of Enlightenment (320kb PDF). Inspired by an original…

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Tags: html, i18n, internationalization, standards, W3C, whatwg

Does Your Browser Really Support HTML5 and CSS3?

I like reading rants. And by rants, I mean well-thought, researched, articulate arguments that are the result of a festering pool of frustration finally shooting out and being channeled into something constructive. Not the rants you might find on bathroom stalls. Thanks to the Twitters I came across a blog…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, Chrome, css, Firefox, html, Internet Explorer, Opera, Safari, standards, W3C, whatwg

UX Challenges in Touch Interfaces (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 their web site, and they are the only entity with the right to reproduce it. As mobile devices have been taking over…

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Tags: accessibility, mobile, touch, usability, UX

Social Media Day in Buffalo #smdayBUF

Back in early June, the web site Mashable, known for reporting on all sorts of things related to social media among its other topics, posted an idea for creating a worldwide social media day (Join Mashable in Celebrating Social Media Day). They quickly mobilized some major cities for an event,…

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Tags: Brightkite, Facebook, Foursquare, Gowalla, social media, Twitter