Archived posts, April 2006

Alt text is an alternative, not a tooltip

Alternative text should never be displayed at the same time as the image it provides an alternative for.

Posted on April 10, 2006 in Accessibility, Web Standards

Styling text fields in Safari

In the latest builds of WebKit, single line text inputs can be heavily styled with CSS. Use with care.

Posted on April 11, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers, CSS, Usability

CSS support in email clients

The level of CSS support varies so much from one email client to another it's frustrating, but this guide will help you out when you need to create HTML newsletters.

Posted on April 12, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS

A showcase for attractive and accessible websites is a showcase for websites that dispel the myth that accessible websites have to be boring and basic.

Posted on April 13, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

Indicating language choice: flags, text, both, neither?

Do not use flag icons to indicate language choice. Instead use the name of the language as text in the language itself.

Posted on April 18, 2006 in Usability

CSS Mastery: Advanced Web Standards Solutions

A book that is a great guide to CSS tips, tricks, and techniques, and contains extensive coverage of browser bugs, hacks, and filters.

Posted on April 19, 2006 in Reviews

CSS Showcase - a gallery of CSS menus

A gallery of CSS based menu designs and CSS techniques for creating various types of tabbed navigation.

Posted on April 21, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS

Evaluating website accessibility

An introduction to a series of articles that explain techniques for evaluating the accessibility of a website. Useful to both developers and website owners.

Posted on April 24, 2006 in Accessibility

The history of web standards and accessibility

A story of web standards and accessibility from the release of HTML 3.2 in 1997 until now, with a look at what we can expect in the future.

Posted on April 25, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility, Web Standards

Blog Design Solutions

A great help to anyone who is about to set up a blog and wants to know which blogging engine to use (or how to build their own).

Posted on April 26, 2006 in Reviews

Google tells IE users to get Firefox

Google's homepage is now featuring an ad for Firefox with Google Toolbar that is only displayed to Internet Explorer users.

Posted on April 26, 2006 in Quicklinks, Browsers

Making your headlines work for you and for your readers

Make your headlines work for you by bringing in new readers, and for your readers by helping them understand what your articles are about.

Posted on April 27, 2006 in Quicklinks, Writing