Archived posts, December 2009
HTML 5 does not have the same strict syntax rules that XHTML does, which opens up for problems in teams of developers and makes teaching HTML more difficult.
Whenever you place text on top of a background image, check if the text is readable if the image is missing and specify a background colour if necessary.
Safari and most other WebKit-based browsers do not show alt text for missing or broken images unless it fits on a single line within the image’s allocated width.
Need to find out which browsers (and versions) handle a particle web technology? Don’t have time to keep track of it by yourself. Don’t worry. Help is available.
If a web page is taller than the browser window, people do know how to scroll and will do so if they need to to find what they are looking for.
The heuristics used by the JAWS screen reader to determine whether a table is used for layout or data are quite strange.
Many dropdown/flyout/DHTML menus are not keyboard friendly. Next time you implement a dropdown menu, make sure it can be used without a mouse.
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