Archived posts, November 2010

Removing title attributes from WordPress links

WordPress likes to put title attributes on just about every link it outputs, which can be annoying and cause accessibility issues. Here is one way of removing them.

Posted on November 2, 2010 in WordPress, Accessibility

HTML5 syntax guidelines

A few guidelines that will help you produce understandable and maintainable HTML5. Executive summary: stick to the syntax rules of XHTML.

Posted on November 4, 2010 in HTML 5, Productivity

Accessibility myths in 2010

Highlighting some persistent myths about web accessibility.

Posted on November 9, 2010 in Accessibility

Mac OS X 10.6.5 broke my apachectl

The 10.6.5 update to Snow Leopard changes a line in /usr/sbin/apachectl, making it throw an error when you try to run it. The fix is pretty simple.

Posted on November 15, 2010 in Mac

Internet Explorer now only the third most used browser

As of October 2010, Internet Explorer (all versions combined) is only the third most used browser on, used by 16.3 % of visitors.

Posted on November 18, 2010 in Browsers

Bye bye Flash

I uninstalled Flash Player from my Macs and am doing just fine while saving electricity.

Posted on November 22, 2010 in Web General

Beware of -webkit-text-size-adjust:none

Think very carefully before using -webkit-text-size-adjust:none since it will prevent people using WebKit-based browsers from resizing text. Needless to say, that is not user-friendly.

Posted on November 25, 2010 in CSS, Browsers, Accessibility

HTML5 allows almost any value for the id attribute – use wisely

HTML5 allows almost anything as the value for the id attribute. This opens up possibilites but can also lead to bugs and maintainability problems unless used wisely.

Posted on November 29, 2010 in HTML 5