Typography and Microformats: adding small-caps to your state abbreviations

Robert Bringhurst’s book The Elements of Typographic Style is overwhelming me with typography details. Today I came across a description of using small caps for abbreviations, which inspired me to come up with this snippet for state abbreviations. For abbreviations and acronyms in the midst of normal text, use spaced small caps Many typographers prefer […]

Neutered Links: A.K.A removing the href attribute

There’s an old programming saying: Garbage in, Garbage out. This helps people explain why all sorts of things don’t work. Concentrate on using the best content possible if you want a successful product, web page, mobile app, or chocolate covered cream puff. I’ve seen a new inaccessibility pattern appear with links that are not keyboard […]

Common Accessibility Mistakes with HTML and CSS

Here’s an older video of a presentation I gave at one of Yahoo’s Front End Engineering Summits. I discussed some of the common issues we still find in web sites, from the alt attribute to forms. You can find more videos like this on the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab’s YouTube Channel.

Yahoo! Accessibility Lab code library

I haven’t been posting much to this blog for the past year. But that’s not because I’ve been lazy. I’ve been writing a lot of tutorials about creating more accessible web sites on the Yahoo! Accessibility Lab’s Code Library. You’ll find some great resources for using CSS, basic HTML, JavaScript, and ARIA. Update These articles […]