Archived posts, February 2010

Beware of “Web Page, complete” when saving HTML pages with your browser

Using the “Web Page, complete” (or similarly named) option when saving a page with a web browser will often change the markup.

Posted on February 1, 2010 in Browsers, Quick Tips

Forgotten CSS selectors

Due to lack of support in Internet Explorer 6, web developers have been avoiding some very useful CSS 2.1 selectors. It’s time to start using them.

Posted on February 4, 2010 in CSS

sIFR default CSS hides content from at least one screen reader

If you use the CSS that comes with sIFR, Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader will not read the replaced text. But there is a simple fix.

Posted on February 8, 2010 in Accessibility, CSS, Typography

Specify a text colour for img elements

Make sure the alt text most browsers display when an image cannot be rendered is readable. If necessary, specify a text colour for images.

Posted on February 11, 2010 in Accessibility, CSS, Usability

How to respond to email messages that contain multiple questions

Two simple rules when replying to emails that contain multiple questions: reply inline and do not assume that the recipient will see any formatting.

Posted on February 15, 2010 in Productivity

Remember the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG)

ATAG addresses software that is used to create websites or manage the content of websites, but is unfortunately ignored by many creators of such software.

Posted on February 18, 2010 in Accessibility, Web Standards

CSS efficiency tip: use a single stylesheet file for multiple media

Instead of spreading CSS intended for different media types over several files, you can use @media rules to combine them into a single file and reduce the number of HTTP requests.

Posted on February 22, 2010 in CSS