Good web design is as much about making your websites work across browsers as it is across devices such as mobile. On top of that you want your websites to be universally accessible to disabled users – which can seem a challenge in itself. Earlier this year Jakob Neilson said that the the mobile web… Continue Reading Progressive enhancement for mobile: media queries
I’ve been dipping my toes into Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) lately and wondering how this can be made accessible and usable for all. It seems like a very under used technology which is a pity given it’s potential to be more readable by assitive technologies such as screen readers, braille displays and screen magnification than… Continue Reading Just how accessible is SVG?
For all you mobile standardistas out there the W3C is running an online training course An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices, 1 June – 31 July 2009 Details, details… W3C is running an extended and improved version of its online course to introduce Web developers and designers to its Mobile Web Best Practices.… Continue Reading Online course: An Introduction to W3C’s Mobile Web Best Practices
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)
Reading specifications isn’t always at the top of everyone’s to-do list but if you’re working on the web and need to pinpoint the exact usage of HTML or CSS quite often you find yourself buried in a spec trying to figure something out. This is all well and good if your native language is English… Continue Reading W3C translation search tool
W3C yesterday announced a call for review of the Authoring Tools Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) version 2.0. Like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) ATAG has been going through a bit of a revamp to bring it more in line with today’s web. Unlike WCAG however ATAG is the much maligned poor cousin who barely gets… Continue Reading ATAG, HTML5 canvas , accessible social networking and you