Links for December 5th
- A List Apart: Articles: ARIA and Progressive Enhancement - ARIA can potentially offer great accessibility benefits in rich internet applications, but support is inconsistent and patchy - can ARIA be implemented in a way compatible with progressive enhancement?
- A List Apart: Articles: The Accessibility of WAI-ARIA - A look at the practical issues around testing accessibility and implementing ARIA in the sort of browsers and assistive technologies currently in use.
- WebAIM: Blog - The Ghosts of ARIA Present and Future - Some excellent commentary on the two ALA posts, suggesting a slightly more forward thinking approach.
- Getting to work with new web technologies - An excellent introduction to HTML5 and CSS3 and lots of practical advice on implementing it in today's browsers.
- Microformat Shiv - "The microformat shiv is based on the microformat API for Mozilla's extensions. This is the same code base as the popular Operator plug-in."
- Inline-Block whitespace workaround | Life @ High Road Communications - If you've switched from floats to inline-block for your layouts then this article has some useful tips.
- h5Validate | jQuery Plugins - A jQuery plugin that understands HTML5 forms and knows how to validate them based on new input attributes such as "required" and "pattern", even in browsers that don't yet support HTML5.
- Philosophtly: The web is not a sheet of paper - An important message for print designers seeking to transition to web design.
- isEventSupported - Handy script for detecting if a browser supports particular events.
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