Monthly Archives: March 2010

Today’s Readings

Designers: Contrast is king!  Okay, maybe that sounds a little overzealous, but read the article, and check-out some of the tools they link to.  Really good stuff!  Beyond the obvious (colors should contrast enough to make things pop, but not … Continue reading

It’s an iPad Extravaganza!

With all the hoopla bouncing around the InterWeb these days about the iPad, I thought I’d bring together a few (interesting?) bits I came across… offers a nice buyer’s guide for the various versions of the iPad to help … Continue reading

Today’s Readings

This is in no way practical, but it is still a fun exhibition of CSS prowess nonetheless: a typeface made completely in CSS. Not everyone likes the idea of CSS Frameworks, but, as Alex points out in his SitePoint article, … Continue reading

Another Nail in the Coffin for IE6…

SXSW seems like forever ago, especially after a few days of fantastic relaxation in Puerto Rico, and so I’m still trying to mull through the 200+ posts in my Google Reader, but this one made me want to post a … Continue reading

Today’s Readings

So, I think everyone wants to use <video>, right?  But there are obvious challenges (like some browsers don’t support it, no browsers support all of the control features, and developers cannot reliably affect the appearance of the the player and … Continue reading

The Continuing Task of Website Accessibility

I try to think about Accessibility as much as possible.  Okay, not just “think about” it, but actually “be conscious” of it, as in “actually implement” it, as much as I know how. So, sitting in an Accessibility session at … Continue reading

Cross-browser “compatibility” vs. Cross-browser “consistency”

So, this is a old topic, right?  Every developer knows that every single page has to looks exactly the same in every single browser known to mankind, right?  Or does it? This is something I’ve been finding more and more … Continue reading

Today’s Readings

Use stored underground wind to replace coal?  Or attach a kite to boat for electricity? The idea that designers should know how to code is a hot topic lately.  The next time you have a few hours to read a … Continue reading

CSS3Please: The CSS3 Generator (Paul Irish, You Are a MAD Man)

Hate having to remember and then write something like this every time you want rounded corners? .box_round { -moz-border-radius: 8px; -webkit-border-radius: 8px; border-radius: 8px; } Well, in conjunction with Jonathan Neal, Paul Irish announces CSS3Please! The Cross-Browser CSS3 Rule Generator. … Continue reading

HTML5 Brings Back Some Old Friends: b and i tags

Though never truly deprecated, the <b> and <i> tags have been given a rather bad name.  With XHTML and rise of semantic HTML / standards, many felt as if they were deprecated, replacing them with <strong> and <em> as fast … Continue reading