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The Truth about “The Truth About Multiple H1 Tags”

I’m a bit behind on my reading. There is always some new wiz article on web technologies and it’s hard to keep up. Since any chummer can write one, sometimes you have to approach them with caution even if they’ve survived the meat grinder of public review for as long…

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Tags: accessibility, browser, html, rant, standards, usability, W3C

“Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions)” at Web Standards Sherpa

Today my second article at Web Standards Sherpa has been posted, Tracking Printed Pages (or How to Validate Assumptions). I fit a lot in there, but the gist is that I show you how to track when and what pages from a site are printed so you can make a…

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Tags: analytics, clients, css, design, html, print, standards, usability, UX

Web Development Advent Calendars for 2013

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: accessibility, css, design, fonts, html, internet, mobile, standards, usability, UX

Thanksgiving, Technology, and Just Picking a Fight

My logs tell me that nobody took this 2011 plea seriously. I blame the typeface. Last year on Thanksgiving I made the case for ignoring social media for the day. I felt strongly enough that for the new year I even wrote about some social media behavior goals for the…

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Tags: internet, social media

Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Re-Requested

This post is an unexpected follow-up to my post Image alt Exception Change Re-Re-Requested (note one fewer “re-”) from June 2012. Back then, some had called into question the need for alt attributes to be required and ubiquitous on all img tags. Well, guess what — alt is back under…

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

Print Styles Are Media Queries

I have alluded to this point in the past. Usually when I get off on a rant about print styles, I lump it into the overall process of making responsive sites and I use media query formatting in my examples. But I haven’t just flat-out said that print styles are…

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Tags: css, print, standards, usability, UX

Captions in Everyday Use

Yesterday Henny Swan asked a simple question on the Twitters: I'm curious to know, who uses subtitles on web content (X device) who's not deaf or hard of hearing? For example I did when breastfeeding.— Henny (@iheni) November 12, 2013 Adam Banks put together a Storify of the responses that…

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Tags: accessibility, i18n, internationalization, localization, translation, usability, UX, video, YouTube

WayBack Machine Handler for Your 404 Pages

Last week I mentioned that the Internet Archive WayBack Machine had released a feature to allow custom URLs for on-demand archiving. That wasn’t the only coolr feature it announced. Another nifty feature that the Internet Archive offers is the ability to enhance your 404 pages. You can provide a visitor…

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Tags: usability, UX

Tables as Responsive Image Containers

If you’ve been following the latest chaos in the responsive image debate, you may know that there is a battle afoot between supporters of src-n, srcset and picture. If you don’t believe me, I refer you to this WHATWG post, a polite round-up of today’s bar fight. Key is that…

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Tags: browser, css, design, rant, W3C, whatwg

On-Demand WayBack URLs

While this may be old news to some of you (just over a week now), I only discovered this weekend that the Internet Archive Wayback Machine can archive a page for you, with its own URL, on demand. Thanks to a tweet from Jennifer Sutton, I came across the post…

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Tags: internet, search, speaking

Slides: Responsive Web Design Primer

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the University at Buffalo (my alma mater) to give a presentation for its CIT professional development series. I got to talk about responsive design. Knowing in advance that the room would have technical and non-technical users I went for a code-free presentation. One…

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Tags: accessibility, css, design, html, mobile, print, project management, slides, speaking, standards, touch, usability, UX

My WordCamp Buffalo 2013 Presentation: Making Your Site Printable

Today I spoke at Buffalo’s second WordCamp. I am a casual WordPress user, not a developer, though my decade-and-a-half experience with multiple blogs and content management systems (even writing our own CMS at Algonquin Studios) gives me plenty of insight into the common challenges users and developers face across all…

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Tags: print, slides, speaking