My site is well overdue a face lift flavoured with HTML5, a dash of ARIA and a healthy dose of WCAG 2.0. As you’d expect playing under the hood with all these things has made me ask a lot of questions so I thought I’d post a few tips along the way that I’ve found… Continue Reading HTML5 Tips: structral elements, Doctype and ARIA
Last week was one of those busy weeks which was all about conferences and meetups and not a moment of desk time inbetween. We kicked off with an Opera BBQ on Wednesday followed by @Media, then rounded off with Standards.Next on Saturday. All in all it was a very HTML5 themed week and thanks to… Continue Reading Opera BBQ, @Media, Standards.Next and HTML5 Doctor
Standards.Next is a series of meetups around the latest technologies used in front-end development for the web. First up is HTML5. We’ll be meeting, Saturday June 27th, the day after @Media featuring short talks on the nitty gritty of HTML5, tales from the frontline, the controversies, the agonies and the ecstasies. There’ll be beer on… Continue Reading Standards.Next – HTML5 meetup Saturday June 27th
Not long ago I wrote about Google Chrome’s proposal to include ActiveX in the Korean market. This seemed like a transparent attempt to gain browser market share in a country where, due to government regulations, websites are locked into using Internet Explorer and ActiveX to carry out ecommerce. In a press release from February the… Continue Reading ActiveX and the decline of Korean monoculture?
None of my home or university mates work on the web and I’m often asked “But what is it you actually do?” to which I reply “Web standards” and give as good an explanation I can normally along this lines of “Buildings have to be built to standards right? Well so do websites…”. I normally… Continue Reading Trying to explain web standards to my Mum
With just under two weeks to go until the call to review the User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (UAAG) closes (April 22nd) I expect you’re all heads down going through the spec like things demented…ok, possibly not. Working for Opera I’ve just joined the UAAG Working Group and have started to look at the guidelines… Continue Reading Why UAAG needs you (oh no not another set of guidelines)