Archived posts, March 2010

Accessibility issues on Vancouver Olympics websites

Joe Clark takes a look at the accessibility (or rather the lack of it) of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics websites.

Posted on March 1, 2010 in Accessibility, Web Standards

Visual display of alternative text

When an image is missing or images are disabled, web browsers should completely replace the image with its alt text.

Posted on March 4, 2010 in Accessibility, Browsers

Seven HTML related working drafts published

HTML5, HTML: The Markup Language, HTML5 differences from HTML4, HTML+RDFa, HTML Microdata, HTML Canvas 2D Context, and Additional Requirements for Bidi in HTML.

Posted on March 8, 2010 in (X)HTML, HTML 5

Reverse chronological order comments

A few suggestions for sites that display reader comments in reverse chronological order, especially in combination with paging.

Posted on March 11, 2010 in Usability

Geek Meet Gothenburg March 2010

It’s been over three years, but on March 24 NetRelations will be hosting another Geek Meet for web people in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Posted on March 12, 2010 in Web General

IE9 Platform Preview available

A platform preview of Internet Explorer 9 is now available for download. News include better performance and improved support for HTML5, CSS3, DOM, SVG, and XHTML.

Posted on March 16, 2010 in (X)HTML, Browsers, CSS, HTML 5

Open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder

To open hidden folders in the Mac OS X Finder, either press Shift + Cmd + G and enter the folder’s path or type “open /path/to/folder” in a Terminal window.

Posted on March 18, 2010 in Mac

Heading navigation in web browsers

Very few web browsers allow users to step through the headings on a page. This functionality would benefit keyboard users, so I would like to see more browsers implement it.

Posted on March 22, 2010 in Accessibility, Browsers, Usability

Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and Perl issues when upgrading Mac OS X from Leopard to Snow Leopard

A walkthrough of what I did to get everything working again after doing a clean install upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5 to 10.6.

Posted on March 26, 2010 in Mac, Movable Type, PHP

A selection of VoiceOver keyboard commands

A selection of keyboard shortcuts used to control the VoiceOver screen reader in Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

Posted on March 29, 2010 in Accessibility, Apple, Mac