Let’s assume you want to create a gradient background that starts at the top of the page and finishes at the bottom of your page header, i.e. is 100px tall. You can do this with a combination of CSS3 rules and avoid those ugly background images.
AJAX and DHTML have made web sites more interactive and easier to use. At least for visitors who are not using a screen reader. Screen reader users have to struggle with pages that lose focus, change without prompting the user of new data, and much more. However, there are many developers working on solutions to […]
I’ve been frustrated lately with Firefox. It has been crashing several times a day on my laptop, eating up memory, and slow to start. Perhaps I have too many extensions, perhaps the browser has gotten too heavy, perhaps I’ve gotten too comfortable with it. So, it’s time to try another browser: Opera. I’ve tried Opera […]
The Web Sig in the Silicon Valley is putting together a very impressive meeting at the end of the month. Browser Wars, it’s a spoof of Star Wars and the dreaded browser wars of the 90’s. I’m the first to cringe when someone discusses Star Trek or Star Wars in reverential tones. The theme alone […]
Chris Wilson, the main guy behind IE7 (and older versions) discussed several new features of Internet Explorer 7 at the @media conference in London. One feature in particular that stood out for me was the OpenSearch protocol. Adding this to your site can be easy, it can also be a headache. What is OpenSearch? OpenSearch […]