Archived posts, November 2008
Reading up on WAI-ARIA
WAI-ARIA, the Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite, helps developers make their web applications more accessible to people who rely on assistive technology. Start reading up on it.
Character encoding can be very tricky to get right all the way from your keyboard to the end user’s browser, but reading these two articles may increase your chances of getting it right.
Going from WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0
It is time to start reading up on WCAG 2.0. It may be a lot to digest, but there are documents available that compare the checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 to WCAG 2.0.
Writing good alt text
It is quite common to come across images with missing alternative text or alternative text that does not properly describe the image’s content or function.
Remember to specify a background colour
There is no guarantee that web browsers always use a white background, so if your design needs a white background, remember to specify it in your CSS.
The order of link pseudo-classes matters
The order in which you define the different link states affects the result. My preferred order is
TextMate productivity tips
Twelve tips that help you use TextMate more efficiently and remove some of the tedious parts of writing client-side code.