Archived posts, January 2007

Styling form controls with CSS, revisited

Screenshots from 8 browsers on 4 operating systems showing the effects of CSS applied to form controls.

Posted on January 9, 2007 in CSS, Accessibility, Browsers, Usability

Apple iPhone is cool, but where is my keypad?

Apple's new iPhone looks like a fantastic PDA/mobile Web browser, but what about its lack of keys with tactile feedback?

Posted on January 9, 2007 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

Elements and Attributes in HTML 5

A list of all elements and attributes currently included in the HTML 5 specification (which is a Working Draft).

Posted on January 12, 2007 in Quicklinks, (X)HTML

The Inmates Are Running the Asylum (Book review)

Alan Cooper describes how lack of interaction design makes software and high-tech products hard to use.

Posted on January 15, 2007 in Reviews, Usability

Seven accessibility mistakes you don't want to make

Seven accessibility mistakes that even well-intentioned developers make, and some advice on how to avoid them.

Posted on January 16, 2007 in Accessibility

Apple's Safari team comments on the new W3C HTML WG charter

The Safari team posts their response to the new W3C HTML Working Group Charter, and proposes several important changes.

Posted on January 22, 2007 in Quicklinks, (X)HTML

Adobe Spry and obtrusive, inaccessible JavaScript

Adobe's JavaScript framework/library Spry requires invalid HTML, is inaccessible and does not degrade gracefully.

Posted on January 23, 2007 in JavaScript, Accessibility

Simple PHP randomizer

A simple PHP script that randomizes an optional number of items from an array and creates an HTML list item for each of them.

Posted on January 24, 2007 in PHP

Freely downloadable quality fonts

Two collections of downloadable quality fonts, most of them free to use without restrictions.

Posted on January 25, 2007 in Quicklinks, Typography

Learn JavaScript before tasting the library kool-aid

Learn how to code JavaScript instead of how to use library/framework X to create cool animations and other visual effects. Then evaluate whether you should use a library.

Posted on January 29, 2007 in JavaScript, Accessibility

Designing with Web Standards, 2nd Edition (Book review)

Jeffrey Zeldman updates his excellent introduction to Web standards. A must read for anyone serious about Web design.

Posted on January 30, 2007 in Reviews, Web Standards