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.
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How do you deal with this? Don’t hide your content until the fonts arrive. Assume they never will.
A relatively brief overview of the privacy policies and practices of four companies you probably interact with on a regular basis. It’s good food for thought.
I’ve written about why you should not autoplay videos, but here’s another account of why it’s bad and what you can do about it.
An excellent primer/reminder about HTML5’s organizational elements.
My colleague Cynthia Shelly posted a bit about accessibility in Edge in terms of where we are and where we’re going. She included a bit about the roadmap as well.
Depending on how you read the title, your expectations for this article may not align with the subject: the technical means by which we talk to our devices. It’s not about the APIs or voice recognition, but rather how our desires are transferred from our mind to our device’s “ears”. Voice is obviously one way—and David spends a lot of time discussing microphone improvements—but it could also be silently using subvocalization.
If—like me—this stuff fascinates you, you should definitely give it a read.