Archived posts, October 2007

NoSquint allows site-specific text zoom

A Firefox extension that remembers your text zoom level per site. Anyone know of a Safari alternative?

Posted on October 5, 2007 in Browsers, Usability, Accessibility

Update on the Target accessibility lawsuit

The US-based retailer Target has been sued for refusing to make their website accessible. The lawsuit has now been given class-action status.

Posted on October 8, 2007 in Accessibility, Web Standards

The resurrection of downloadable Web fonts

Downloadable fonts in TrueType format are now supported by nightly builds of Apple WebKit. Will it catch on this time around?

Posted on October 9, 2007 in Typography, Browsers, CSS

Helping your client maintain markup quality

By using CSS rules that make deprecated and potentially inaccessible markup clearly visible to the editor, you can help your clients maintain markup quality.

Posted on October 12, 2007 in Content Management, Accessibility, Web Standards

Videos of people using assistive technology

A set of fantastic videos that show how people with various disabilities use computers with the help of assistive technology.

Posted on October 15, 2007 in Accessibility, Mac

Autopopulating text input fields with JavaScript

When you cannot display a label for a text input field, use placeholder text in an unobtrusive way. This article explains how.

Posted on October 17, 2007 in JavaScript, Accessibility, Usability

Adobe Spry 1.6 improves standards support, adds progressive enhancement

Adobe's JavaScript framework Spry has been updated and is now more standards compliant and less obtrusive.

Posted on October 22, 2007 in JavaScript, Accessibility, Web Standards

Mac OS X Web browser rundown 2007

A rundown of the Mac OS X Web browsers that occupy space on my hard drive in late 2007.

Posted on October 24, 2007 in Browsers, Apple, Mac

Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard improves accessibility

It's encouraging to note that many of the new features in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard are not just visual bells and whistles, but are there to improve accessibility.

Posted on October 29, 2007 in Apple, Mac, Accessibility

CSS diagnostics with XRAY and MRI

John Allsopp has written a couple of handy bookmarklets that help you troubleshoot CSS without having to install a browser extension.

Posted on October 30, 2007 in CSS, Browsers