This page has been around for a good while. I’m flagging it up now because I’m trying to build up a sort of toolkit and primer for colleagues managing websites; the rather unsophisticated ‘every user should have exactly the same experience on our website’ is – sadly and surprisingly – still a common attitude. This [...]
Nibbler is a free online tool for testing websites. Give it a URL and it will test five associated pages against a range of criteria. It's still in Alpha, and I haven't looked closely to see how it actually works, but it could be very useful as part of a web developer's toolkit. Visit Nibbler [...]
I’ve been playing with CSS3, just for fun really. All of the styles I’ve used work in Safari; most of them work in Firefox and Opera; none of them work in Internet Explorer 7. For my test page I wanted: paragraphs with transparent coloured backgrounds layered over images; each image to be different; the boxes [...]
These are my links for 4 January 2009 through 5 January 2009: Adactio: Journal—The Rise of HTML5 – Simply Google: all of Google's services in one place – This is a nice idea, if it really does what it says. Google is so big now and lots of blogs, services and tools that can be [...]
I’m trying to encourage colleagues to embrace web accessibility and standards. I’ve cited quotes from the W3C and the Web Standards Project, but I’ve been asked to strengthen my case with quotes from ‘disibility or digital divide organisations’. So below are some that I’ve found, posted here in case they’re of any use to others.
I’ve suffered plenty of headaches trying to create standards-compliant emails, and have given up in favour of bloated, cumbersome, outdated html (ie the stuff of nightmares where the design of each paragraph is dependent on its own font tags).