Archived posts, February 2011

Opera Mobile emulator and Opera Mini simulator

Checking your work in - and sometimes adapting it for - mobile browsers is quickly becoming more important. Testing is Opera Mobile and Opera Mini is pretty easy.

Posted on February 1, 2011 in Mobile Web, Browsers

Improving WordPress privacy

If privacy is important to you or your clients and you want to work with WordPress, there are a number of things you need to do to prevent your development site from disclosing potentially sensitive information.

Posted on February 2, 2011 in WordPress

Enterprise HTML, CSS and JavaScript explained

Explanations of why some of the bad practices that are made fun of at the Enterprise CSS/HTML/JS sites are bad practices.

Posted on February 3, 2011 in (X)HTML, JavaScript, CSS

Writing useful page titles

A few simple guidelines that will help you create readable, usable, and accessible titles for your web pages.

Posted on February 8, 2011 in Usability, Accessibility

A selection of Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts

A selection of the Mac OS X keyboard commands I find myself using a lot, some of which may not be all that well-known.

Posted on February 9, 2011 in Mac, Productivity

Validating HTML5 with and the HTML5Validator Extension for Firefox

How to automatically validate HTML5 in Firefox by installing a local copy of and my HTML5 Validator Extension.

Posted on February 10, 2011 in HTML 5, Productivity, Browsers

HTML5 sectioning elements, headings, and document outlines

Getting the document outline you want is not as easy as you might think if you want to use the new sectioning elements in HTML5.

Posted on February 11, 2011 in HTML 5, Accessibility

Multiple custom search forms in WordPress

The search form in the default WordPress 3 theme doesn't suit everybody's taste. Luckily there are many, many ways of customising it.

Posted on February 15, 2011 in WordPress

DanKam for iPhone and Android corrects colour blindness

DanKam is an augmented reality app that uses the phone's camera to filter images in real time, changing their colours to make them easier to see for colourblind people.

Posted on February 17, 2011 in Accessibility, iOS

Now on Twitter

You can now keep track of new posts here through Twitter as an alternative option to RSS.

Posted on February 22, 2011 in Site news

Merging directories (folders) on Mac OS X

Copying a folder on top of another folder with the same name in the Mac OS X Finder will replace the entire contents of the target folder. This is not always what you want, so luckily there are other ways of copying folders.

Posted on February 23, 2011 in Mac

HTML5 Validator extension updates

The HTML5 Validator extension for Firefox has received a number of updates and is now hosted on GitHub.

Posted on February 26, 2011 in HTML 5, Productivity, Browsers