I wrote an essay in 2009 about the Internet of Things, before people were calling it “the Internet of Things.” When I re-read it this afternoon, in 2017, I noticed something rather queer. It wasn’t actually about the Internet of Things at all. It was actually a personal manifesto advocating Anarchism, and condemning techno-capitalist fascism. […]
Last month, 37signals published a short but sweet post about why web designers should do the HTML/CSS implementations for their own designs. The bottom line is, as we’ve all been saying for a long time now, that the Web is not the same kind of medium as other mediums like print. It is a fundamentally […]
For those who have been wondering what is keeping me so busy these days, the answer is that I’m working on the final stages of a book that is getting published as one of three co-authors. Not only am contributing three chapters (the technical chapters on (X)HTML and CSS, specifically), but I am also technically […]
I’ve made what I think is a rather nice Amazon Guide. Laugh if you must, but I wanted to see what creating one would be like. Naturally, I decided to write a brief guide to becoming a front-end web design guru.
Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 makes ASP.NET-powered web sites more accessible. Adobe’s GoLive CS2 and Macromedia’s Dreamweaver are encouraging accessible design. Since not all web developers and designers know how to write accessible web pages, having programs that do is good first step.
I’m really not sure if this will help or hurt the state of accessibility on the web. Businesses don’t really understand what accessibility is, and the ease of misunderstanding that this WiderWeb service gives them an accessible page then things are sad indeed. Definitely something interesting to follow, but there is still no substitute for […]
In a recent article from DMEurope.com, Trenton Moss challenges Webmasters to do better than providing text-only pages as their solution to accessibility. It’s good, too, because text-only pages which are lauded as an accessibility solution are often nothing more than a cop-out, and they’re often not even all that accessible. This is where CSS really […]
If you’re using a modern browser, then you’ve seen the text “Hot Key:” in links on my site, such as the navigation bar. For instance, the hot key to load this page is 6. Hot keys are, very simply, keyboard keys you can push to navigate through a site without using a mouse. If you’re […]
If there is still any doubt about why businesses should require that their web pages be accessible, this report from ElectricNewsNet explains how accessible pages can be viewed by more visitors than non-accessible pages. It also brings up a good point about maintaining that accessibility standard after the site has been created. Accessibility is an […]
Write once, work anywhere: the dream utopia of interoperability. Often frought with implementation snaffus, this is the quest of Web standards. But these standards don’t yet take everything into account. In response to this interesting WATS article I’ve devised a quick and simple compromise to help solve the problem of inaccessible title attributes on various […]