Archived posts, September 2009
(Almost) never add a reset button to a form
Think carefully before adding a reset button to a form. Is being able to reset the form so valuable that it is worth the risk of losing the data you have entered? Probably not.
HTML 5 and the summary attribute
The current HTML 5 Working Draft lists the summary attribute as an obsolete but conforming feature and tells authors to provide table information to all users.
Opera adds support for the longdesc attribute
Very few visual browsers support the longdesc attribute, but now there are at least two: iCab and Opera.
Användbarhetsboken – a free online book on usability
If you can read Swedish, here’s an opportunity to read a good book on usability for free.
Write HTML and CSS quicker with with Zen Coding
The Zen Coding plugin, available for TextMate and several other editors, speeds up your HTML and CSS coding.
Skip links need to be at least temporarily visible
When you add skip links to a site, do not hide them completely from sighted users.