Archives for: "February 2007"

WSG London Accessibility Meetup

With my increasing interest in accessibility issues I signed up for the WSG London Accessibility Meetup as soon as I heard about it. I can't remember anything else I've tried to learn where I've had my preconceptions (misconceptions really) shattered on… more »

15 CSS Properties You Probably Never Use (but perhaps should)

In a follow on from his earlier post (5 HTML elements you probably never use), Matthew Inman at SEOmoz has posted '15 CSS Properties You Probably Never Use'. Possibly not as practically useful as the earlier post, but an opportunity to broaden your CSS… more »

What is our legal exposure because of web accessibility laws?

I spent just over an hour and a half writing an email after one of the directors where I work asked this question. It occurs to me that most of what I said in the email had some general applicability and there may be other people out there getting asked… more »

Accessibility: left: -9999px versus display:none

The most complete technical description I've read so far about why 'left: -9999px' is usually better for screen readers than 'display: none' in IE. It's always better to understand why you're doing what you're doing... more »

Practical Use for Those Rarely Used HTML Tags

Some nice examples of what can be done with those HTML elements you never use. The main thing I wasn't aware of was the cite attribute on the blockquote tag, I'll be updating some of my pages with that in the near future. more »

WebDD07: Alternative Perspectives

Some alternative opinions on WebDD, from people who went to at least some of the same talks I did, culled from the excellent Backnetwork site for the event: Shaun Hare David Cumps Andrew Westgarth Simon Harriyott Ross Dargan more »

WebDD07: Unobtrusive Javascript with Rails (Dave Verwer)

Review: Unobtrusive Javascript with Rails at WebDD Conference 07 15:40 to 16:40 This was the final talk of the day and I was flagging a bit, I'd originally planned to go to Scott Guthrie's WPFe talk, but that was packed out and, following Dave's stella… more »
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