Archived posts, January 2011
Safari for iOS needs a text size preference or a control to change text size. It also needs to reflow text to make line lengths fit the screen.
Safari for iOS doesn't offer text resizing. Two third-party browsers that do are iCab Mobile and Atomic Web Browser, both of which also reflow text after a font size change.
FeedBurner may be adding querystring parameters that mess up the URLs of your posts without you knowing about it. Unless you actually use those parameters, here's how to remove them.
iOS has great potential for accessibility, but application developers need to do their part to make their apps fully accessible. Fortunately it seems pretty straightforward.
For em-based layouts, using ems to specify column widths can cause problems when text size is increased. Using percentages for columns width is often a better choice.
Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.
Using display:table to center a page layout vertically works in most browsers. There is an unfortunate issue with some screenreaders to be aware of though.
It may not seem obvious why drive-through ATMs would have Braille keypads to enable blind persons to use them. But once you know the answer it's quite simple.
Two different approaches to taking control of the HTML created by the wp_list_pages function in WordPress.
WebKit-based browsers do not include vertical scrollbars in the viewport width, which goes against the Media Queries specification and differs from Firefox and Opera.
Having a nice-looking logo for HTML5 is neat, but I think it's unfortunate that the W3C are reinforcing the widespread misconception that HTML5 is pretty much anything "Web" that isn't Flash.
The W3C HTML5 logo FAQ has been updated to clarify what the logo and its accompanying icons represent and that CSS3 is not part of HTML5.
The WHATWG announces that they will now work on a versionless version of HTML, making it a moving target that may make it less than ideal for web developers to reference in their daily work.
The W3C CSS Validator is about to add an option where you can choose to have vendor-specific extensions reported as warnings rather than errors, making it easier to find real errors in your CSS.