Archived posts, September 2009
Think carefully before adding a reset button to a form. Is being able to reset the form so valuable that it is worth the risk of losing the data you have entered? Probably not.
The current HTML 5 Working Draft lists the summary attribute as an obsolete but conforming feature and tells authors to provide table information to all users.
If you had to pick a limited number of accessible colour combinations that you could let people choose from by means of a style switcher, what would they be, and why?
Very few visual browsers support the longdesc attribute, but now there are at least two: iCab and Opera.
If you can read Swedish, here’s an opportunity to read a good book on usability for free.
The Zen Coding plugin, available for TextMate and several other editors, speeds up your HTML and CSS coding.
The Readable bookmarklet, especially in combination with the Better Web Readability CSS framework, makes websites easier to scan and read.
When you add skip links to a site, do not hide them completely from sighted users.
Screen reader users are encouraged to participate in WebAIM’s updated screen reader user survey, intended to help accessible web developers make informed decisions.