Archived posts, September 2010

Remember non-vendor-prefixed CSS 3 properties (and put them last)

When using CSS 3 properties that still have experimental implementations and use vendor prefixes, also include the non-prefixed version and put it after any vendor-specific properties in your CSS rules.

Posted on September 2, 2010 in Browsers, CSS

You can’t reliably detect screen readers

Since screen readers run alongside regular web browsers and have no user agent string of their own, there is no reliable way of detecting them.

Posted on September 6, 2010 in Accessibility, Quick Tips

Five years of Authentic Jobs

The Authentic Jobs job board turns five this month. The birthday is celebrated by a campaign to raise money for charity:water and bring clean water to people in developing countries.

Posted on September 8, 2010 in Job openings

Useful Safari extensions

I’ve spent some time trying to find Safari extensions that match the useful add-ons I have installed in Firefox. Here are my lists of what I have found and what I am still missing.

Posted on September 9, 2010 in Browsers

Parts of CSS3 in Internet Explorer now with CSS3 PIE

Progressive Internet Explorer uses Behaviors to emulate several of the most popular CSS3 properties like border-radius and box-shadow in IE versions 6-8.

Posted on September 13, 2010 in Browsers, CSS

Accessibility improvements in Apple iOS 4 for iPhone/iPod Touch

iOS 4 for Apple’s mobile products have improved accessibility features, including support for navigating by WAI-ARIA landmark roles.

Posted on September 16, 2010 in Accessibility, Apple, iOS

A good CMS gives you total markup freedom

If you have to hack core files or use regular expressions and output buffers to get your CMS to output the HTML you want, something is wrong with the CMS.

Posted on September 21, 2010 in (X)HTML, Content Management, Rants

Validation matters

Many kinds of validation errors do not effect the end result at all. But in almost all cases neither does correcting those errors, so there is no point in not doing so.

Posted on September 27, 2010 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

Give water

The Authentic Jobs charity: water campaign is going well, but there is still room and time for you to pitch in.

Posted on September 29, 2010 in Life

“Inspect element” is not the same as “View source”

Using a developer tool like Firebug, Web Inspector or Dragonfly to view an HTML documents DOM is not the same as viewing source.

Posted on September 30, 2010 in (X)HTML, Browsers