Submitted by Douglas T on Tue, 19/02/2008 - 9:46am
A List Apart: Articles: They Shoot Browsers, Don't They?
This is gobsmackingly audacious. Imagine a new version of Word that behaves exactly like the old version of Word unless the document it is processing contains a hidden instruction to unlock any new features. That's what Microsoft is demanding that web developers implement. Unless you explicitly say otherwise, IE8 (and IE9 and IE10, ad infinitum) will behave exactly like IE7.
Submitted by Douglas T on Fri, 14/12/2007 - 6:25pm
456 Berea Street is linking to a great discussion on accessibility.
But I am going to take this opportunity to re-inforce what I believe is the nature of our professionalism. We should make an effort to create accessible content, because it's part of our job. And frankly, it doesn't take much effort; it's not difficult. - John "brothercake" Edwards
Submitted by Douglas T on Fri, 14/12/2007 - 7:16am
We've all done it. You right click to correct the spelling of a word, and you add the misspelled word to your dictionary rather than correct it. Firefox makes it easy to add new words, but they don't make it easy to remove them. Here's how to do it.
Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 13/12/2007 - 7:12am
I've started using a great functional accessibility evaluator lately. A superb tool for testing and fixing accessibility issues on websites. A very powerful tool. Register for a free account and it gets even better.
Submitted by Douglas T on Fri, 07/12/2007 - 7:44am
The restructuring of the VTTI website is complete. They didn't want a redesign in the traditional sense, they wanted to update and improve what they had. I've updated the colors and textures, as well as improving the quality of HTML and CSS. The end result is a site with a simpler color palette, and improved overall functionality. The load time is down, and the design is now consistent across browsers and platforms. As a side benefit, it's also much easier to maintain and expand.
Submitted by Douglas T on Tue, 20/11/2007 - 7:32am
A List Apart has a great article on How to Size Text in CSS
In this article, we will reconcile the designer's requirement for accuracy with the user's need to resize text on demand, arriving at a best practice that satisfies designers and users and works across browsers and platforms.
How can you ask for anything more than that?
Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 15/11/2007 - 7:09am
What type of image should I use online, JPG, GIF, or PNG? Simple question, but the obvious reply is another question. How are you going to use the image? One of my favorite quotations is Horatio Greenough's "form follows function". The function of an image should control the image's file type. A few things to consider:
Submitted by Douglas T on Thu, 08/11/2007 - 7:24am
Submitted by Douglas T on Wed, 07/11/2007 - 8:40pm
Derek Powazek has posted an article about How to Shoot Events. Very nice. I've done a fair bit of photography, enough to know how well his suggestions work at least. I've seen the most benefit myself from number 3, "Be Confident". A confident photographer, who looks even vaguely professional, can go just about anywhere. Everyone assumes that you belong.
Submitted by Douglas T on Fri, 02/11/2007 - 5:52pm
POSH - Plain Old Semantic HTML
POSH, in case you haven't heard of it already, is short for "Plain Old Semantic HTML", and is obviously much quicker and easier to say than "valid, semantic, accessible, well-structured HTML". Unfortunately POSH -semantic markup - is also something most people building websites or creating content for the Web have yet to discover.