Time to stop blurring sensitive client information in your slide decks and articles. Cover it in a black box instead.
The Best of the Internets
Did you know the ARIA
role attribute allows for multiple values? It’s how
role supports fault tolerance: the first value (of the space separated list) is applied, but if the assistive technology in use doesn’t understand it, the second value will be tried, etc. until a usable alternative is found. It works a lot like font stacks.
Jens Oliver Meiert on why we should continue to tidy up to and improve on our creations rather than letting them site once we’ve launched them. I’ve never been once for maintenance contracts with clients, but I also believe that sites that aren’t tended to every now and again can become overgrown or, worse, wither and die.
This is an update on where things stand with the ECMAScript 6/2015 spec in WebKit. Currently in Safari for El Capitan & iOS9:
- Map, Set, WeakMap, WeakSet,
- a portion of the Reflect API
- some of the current module specification
- Tail calls
- Default parameter values
- Default destructuring values
- Arrow functions, and
- a portion of the internationalization API
For an excellent overview of ES6 support, consult this handy chart.
Are you building web projects for the developing world? If so, you can probably forego any in-depth testing on flagship phones like the iPhone 6S.
Did you ever wonder how we ended up with color names like “thistle” and “peru” in the CSS color spec? This article provides a little history.
The latest draft of the Shadow DOM spec has been published. Check it out and give the team some feedback.
A good overview of how you can get more efficient in Safari’s Web Inspector panel.
Gemma Church on why the words you choose matter. I wholeheartedly agree. Your website is a conversation with your customers, which means words are central to it.