Archived posts, November 2007

POSH - Plain Old Semantic HTML

Teach people how to use plain old semantic HTML to create valid, well-structured, accessible and interoperable websites.

Posted on November 1, 2007 in (X)HTML

Common usability problems

A number of too common usability problems encountered on the Web.

Posted on November 5, 2007 in Usability, Accessibility

The W3C process may be slow, but browser vendors are slower

Don't blame the W3C for being slow when the real problem is browser vendors not implementing existing specifications fully and properly.

Posted on November 6, 2007 in Web Standards, Browsers

Screen readers sometimes ignore display:none

Using display:none does not always hide content from screen readers like JAWS and Window-Eyes, but there is a workaround.

Posted on November 7, 2007 in CSS, Accessibility

Virtual hosts, PHP and MySQL on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

How to avoid problems when updating a Mac that doubles as a server for web development from Tiger to Leopard.

Posted on November 12, 2007 in Mac, PHP

Keep browser lock-out a thing of the past

Browser sniffing and deliberately preventing people using a so-called unsupported browser from entering a site is a thing from the past that we do not need these days.

Posted on November 15, 2007 in Browsers, Accessibility

Use the label element to make your HTML forms accessible

By using the label element to associate form controls with their label text, you improve the accessibility of HTML forms and make styling and scripting them easier.

Posted on November 19, 2007 in (X)HTML, Accessibility

Does advanced search sound too advanced?

Should advanced search be called something else to sound more friendly and inviting, and would it make more people to use it when they need to?

Posted on November 21, 2007 in Usability

Manual for Apple VoiceOver in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

A Getting Started guide for VoiceOver is available for download in a number of formats, including audio, PDF, and Braille.

Posted on November 23, 2007 in Accessibility, Mac

The rules of unobtrusive JavaScript

Chris Heilmann has defined seven rules for writing unobtrusive JavaScript.

Posted on November 27, 2007 in JavaScript, Accessibility

AdvancED DOM Scripting (Book review)

Jeffrey Sambells and Aaron Gustafson explain the best practices of DOM scripting in an easy-to-read and straightforward way.

Posted on November 29, 2007 in Reviews, JavaScript