Archived posts, May 2010

The Web is a web of content, not an application framework

The Web excels at enabling people to find and share information, but it is not a particularly good platform for creating and delivering "desktop-class applications".

Posted on May 10, 2010 in Web Standards, Browsers, Accessibility

Internet Explorer market share now below 60 percent

In April 2010, Internet Explorer's worldwide market share dropped below 60 percent according to Net Applications. On this site, IE has less than 20 percent.

Posted on May 17, 2010 in Browsers

Void (empty) elements and self-closing start tags in HTML

Two types of mistakes that I see every now and then are using end tags on void elements and using self-closing start tags on elements that can have content.

Posted on May 20, 2010 in Quick Tips, HTML 5, (X)HTML

If you use the accesskey attribute, specify unique values

If you use the accesskey attribute and specify the same value more than once, browser behaviour is unspecified and varies a lot. Make sure values are unique if you use accesskey.

Posted on May 26, 2010 in Accessibility, Browsers, (X)HTML

Accessibility does not prevent you from using JavaScript or Flash

Many people mistakenly believe that in order to make a website accessible you have to completely abstain from using technologies like JavaScript or Flash.

Posted on May 31, 2010 in Accessibility, JavaScript