Archived posts, May 2007

Browsers will treat all versions of HTML as HTML 5

Browsers claiming to support HTML 5 are required to treat all text/html content according to the HTML 5 specification.

Posted on May 2, 2007 in (X)HTML, Browsers, HTML 5

Help keep accessibility and semantics in HTML

If you think accessibility and semantics are important and should be improved in the next version of HTML, you need to act.

Posted on May 7, 2007 in (X)HTML, Accessibility, HTML 5, Web Standards

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design (Book review)

Jason Beaird explains the principles of graphic design for the Web in a way that people who aren’t graphic designers can understand.

Posted on May 9, 2007 in Graphic Design, Reviews, Typography

Is HTML 5 a slippery slope?

Tommy Olsson comments on the possibility of backwards compatibility and standardised error handling being bad for overall code quality.

Posted on May 10, 2007 in HTML 5, Quicklinks, Web Standards

Another look at HTML 5

Further thoughts on the HTML Working Group and HTML 5, plus a few suggestions.

Posted on May 14, 2007 in (X)HTML, HTML 5, Web Standards

O’Reilly sites implement ReadSpeaker voice technology

The same technology that I use to offer an audio version of my RSS feed is now used across the O’Reilly network of websites.

Posted on May 15, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Use only block-level elements in blockquotes

Blockquote elements are only allowed to contain block-level and script elements in Strict Doctypes.

Posted on May 16, 2007 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

WCAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

The WCAG Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of WCAG 2.0 and issued a new Call for review.

Posted on May 21, 2007 in Accessibility, Quicklinks

Creating bulletproof graphic link buttons with CSS

How to use CSS and two images to create flexible, shrinkwrapping, image based link buttons.

Posted on May 22, 2007 in CSS

Why styling form controls with CSS is problematic

Eric Meyer explains the technical reasons for form controls being so hard to style consistently across platforms.

Posted on May 24, 2007 in CSS, Quicklinks

Is it time for CSS 2.2?

Is it time to form a 2nd Generation CSS Samurai to create a CSS 2.2 specification?

Posted on May 25, 2007 in CSS

WCAG 2.0 Working Draft May 2007: A closer look

Jack Pickard has taken a good look at the latest Working Draft of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, and likes what he sees.

Posted on May 28, 2007 in Accessibility

Accessible expanding and collapsing menu

Using JavaScript to turn a nested list into an accessible dynamically expanding and collapsing menu.

Posted on May 29, 2007 in JavaScript

Bulletproof Ajax (Book review)

Jeremy Keith explains how to use Ajax in an unobtrusive manner, minimising the negative impact it can have on accessibility.

Posted on May 31, 2007 in Accessibility, JavaScript, Reviews