I may work for Microsoft, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also care deeply for Mozilla. Heck, I helped them crowd fund the launch of Firefox 1.0 way back in 2004 (and the launch t-shirt is one of my prized possessions). I hope they can make it through this seemingly rough patch.
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An excellent presentation on how to write good accessibility bug reports, from my colleague Wendy Chisholm.
An excellent call to arms for reaching the underserved. When you need to center yourself with respect to your place in the world, consider these stats:
When you take a step back and look beyond the U.S., more than two-thirds of the world’s population does not have Internet access. The World Bank’s research estimates that poverty hits 700 million people in our world, which is defined as $1.90 a day or less, or 9.6% of the global population. Also 1.2 billion people (22%) live on less than $1.25 a day, and among these people just under half have electricity.
Some wonderful examples of irregular layouts using flexbox, from the one and only Hayden Pickering.
More excellent research into form styling from PPK.
A bit about the new Debugger Tab in WebKit. Looks handy!
Here’s a nugget of gold:
[V]isual difficulties are not the only reason people need accessible web sites. Those with motor difficulties, who can only use keyboards or special devices like braille readers, head wands, sip and puff controllers, etc. or simply those with unsteady hands that find a mouse difficult to use like the ever-increasing aged population, all need to be able to use the web too.
I don’t know that advocacy is the issue. Perhaps a better title would be “Developers should keep an open mind” or ”The most important thing to know is you don’t know everything”.
This is a great post and Colin makes a lot of the same arguments I make in Chapter 5 of Adaptive Web Design, Second Edition. Great minds!
A few awesome examples of using automatically-calculated margins in flexbox layouts.