Archived posts, January 2007

Geek Meet Gothenburg February 2007

The first ever Geek Meet Gothenburg will be held on February 8, 2007. Come and chat about modern Web development.

Posted on January 3, 2007 in Web General

A look at car manufacturer websites

The Swedish language sites of Volvo, Saab, BMW, and Honda reviewed and rated for visual design, content, technical quality, and accessibility.

Posted on January 4, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks, Web Standards

De-lurk and tell me what you want to read about

Please stop lurking and post a comment. Tell me who you are and what you want to read about!

Posted on January 8, 2007 in Site news

Styling form controls with CSS, revisited

Screenshots from 8 browsers on 4 operating systems showing the effects of CSS applied to form controls.

Posted on January 9, 2007 in Accessibility, Browsers, CSS, Usability

Apple iPhone is cool, but where is my keypad?

Apple’s new iPhone looks like a fantastic PDA/mobile Web browser, but what about its lack of keys with tactile feedback?

Posted on January 9, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Wired on the 2006 top ten mistakes in Web design

Bruce Sterling notes that teensy teensy horrid little text is hard to read. Visit his blog and tell me if you find it ironic.

Posted on January 10, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

The W3C CSS Validator Fuji release

A new version of the W3C CSS Validator has been released. CSS 2.1 is now the default profile.

Posted on January 11, 2007 in CSS, Quicklinks

Elements and Attributes in HTML 5

A list of all elements and attributes currently included in the HTML 5 specification (which is a Working Draft).

Posted on January 12, 2007 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum (Book review)

Alan Cooper describes how lack of interaction design makes software and high-tech products hard to use.

Posted on January 15, 2007 in Reviews, Usability

Seven accessibility mistakes you don’t want to make

Seven accessibility mistakes that even well-intentioned developers make, and some advice on how to avoid them.

Posted on January 16, 2007 in Accessibility

New W3C HTML Working Group chaired by Microsoft

The new W3C HTML Working Group, who will create the next version of HTML, will be initially chaired by Microsoft’s Chris Wilson.

Posted on January 17, 2007 in (X)HTML

Bill Gates on Web standards: Huh?

Molly asks Bill Gates about Microsoft’s commitment to Web standards and gets no real answers.

Posted on January 18, 2007 in Quicklinks, Web Standards

Microsoft makes accessible and standards compliant HTML email impossible

Microsoft has decided to make the jobs of many Web professionals a lot harder by using Word instead of IE to render HTML in Outlook 2007.

Posted on January 19, 2007 in Quicklinks, Usability, Web Standards

Apple’s Safari team comments on the new W3C HTML WG charter

The Safari team posts their response to the new W3C HTML Working Group Charter, and proposes several important changes.

Posted on January 22, 2007 in (X)HTML, Quicklinks

Adobe Spry and obtrusive, inaccessible JavaScript

Adobe’s JavaScript framework/library Spry requires invalid HTML, is inaccessible and does not degrade gracefully.

Posted on January 23, 2007 in Accessibility, JavaScript

Simple PHP randomizer

A simple PHP script that randomizes an optional number of items from an array and creates an HTML list item for each of them.

Posted on January 24, 2007 in PHP

Freely downloadable quality fonts

Two collections of downloadable quality fonts, most of them free to use without restrictions.

Posted on January 25, 2007 in Quicklinks, Typography

Interviewed for lab:kloud9

My answers to a few questions asked by Jonathan at lab:kloud9.

Posted on January 26, 2007 in Interviews, Quicklinks

Learn JavaScript before tasting the library kool-aid

Learn how to code JavaScript instead of how to use library/framework X to create cool animations and other visual effects. Then evaluate whether you should use a library.

Posted on January 29, 2007 in Accessibility, JavaScript

Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition (Book review)

Jeffrey Zeldman updates his excellent introduction to Web standards. A must read for anyone serious about Web design.

Posted on January 30, 2007 in Reviews, Web Standards