In this helpful article, Elliot Dahl details his process for creating and aligning SVG icons to text.
htmlreference.io is a free guide to HTML. It features all elements and attributes.
This site—along with its sister site, cssreference.io—is an excellent, thorough, and well-designed resource.
The elements list is clearly alphabetized, but it’s some small pleasure seeing the almighty anchor listed first.
This document provides readers with an understanding of how to use WAI-ARIA 1.1 [WAI-ARIA] to create accessible rich internet applications. It describes considerations that might not be evident to most authors from the WAI-ARIA specification alone and recommends approaches to make widgets, navigation, and behaviors accessible using WAI-ARIA roles, states, and properties. This document is directed primarily to Web application developers, but the guidance is also useful for user agent and assistive technology developers.
This document explains the various ways of hiding things and the implications that come with that.
Indeed it does! This is a very thorough, detailed article on the ins and outs of hiding content with markup and CSS.
In February of 1996, this new HTML ERB held their first meeting. The board had representation from all across the map, from browser vendors to software makers to standards advocates. And they each had a different idea of what HTML could do. What they needed was some uniform consensus. A common enemy to bring them together.
Which brings us back to
“Something’s a little bit off here.” That’s what I predict your first thought to be upon seeing my cubicle for the first time. There’s no screen or mouse in sight. Instead there’s a guy hammering away on a keyboard, staring at seemingly nothing.
It’s only me, and my colleagues can assure you that I’m mostly harmless. I’m a software developer working at Vincit offices in Tampere. I’m also blind. In this blog post I’m going to shed some light on the way I work.
Tuukka Ojala shares his experience and the tools he uses to develop software.
Rejected Princesses is a fabulous website featuring the stories of women “too awesome, awful, or offbeat for kids’ movies” run by illustrator and former DreamWorks animator Jason Porath. I came across the site via his Twitter thread sharing Neerja Bhanot’s story resisting the armed hijackers on Pan Am Flight 73:
In 1986, a 22-year-old flight attendant named Neerja Bhanot fended off a group of armed hijackers on Pan Am flight 73. When the attackers boarded the plane, she shouted a secret command to the pilots, allowing them to escape. With them gone, she was now the senior member on the plane. It was her, the rest of the crew, and 300+ passengers.
She and the crew set about hiding all the international passengers’ passports, so they wouldn’t be targeted. After 17 hours, the power began to fail and the terrorists began opening fire and setting off explosives. She threw open the emergency exit. She died on that plane, shielding children with her body. She died 2 days short of her birthday, which is today [September 7th]. She would have been 54.
It’s also worth checking out the site’s blog which contains additional stories and bits of ephemera.
Most developers think of
<script type="module">as way to load ES modules (and of course this is true), but
To put that another way, every browser that supports
<script type="module">also supports most of the ES2015+ features you know and love.
In this article, Code for America founder Jen Pahlka expertly captures many of the reasons I have for choosing to serve our country in tumultuous times.
But sometimes [leaving the federal government] is a luxury. The veteran to whom we’ve promised benefits after she served our country does not have the luxury of choosing to opt out of the federal government; she needs processes to work for her to access benefits. About 75 million people in our country rely on Medicaid; they don’t have the luxury of opting out, either. If the people who administer these and other services walk away and others don’t come to replace them, that choice will be made for them, with devastating consequences.
Earlier this year, I willingly ran into the burning building with a goal of helping as many of my fellow Americans as possible. Six months in, I’m proud to say that—in spite of the three-ring circus at 1600 Pennsylvania—my work continues apace.
Today, I will demonstrate another issue with EV certificates: colliding entity names. Specifically, this site uses an EV certificate for “Stripe, Inc”, that was legitimately issued by Comodo. However, when you hear “Stripe, Inc”, you are probably thinking of the payment processor incorporated in Delaware. Here, though, you are talking to the “Stripe, Inc” incorporated in Kentucky. This problem can also appear when dealing with different countries.
In this post, Ian outlines several Web security-related flaws in current-era browser user interface. Browsers, in an attempt to be clever, obfuscate several important pieces of information that might provide users with details about the people behind a particular website. On top of that, Ian demonstrates flaws in the cross-jurisdicitonal systems that allow for the coexistence of like-named but unrelated business entities.
Browser vendors treat extended validation certificates as special cases, giving them visual priority over standard TLS certificates. The average user won’t know the difference—nor should they—when they see “Trusted Company X” highlighted in green in their browser’s URL bar. The expectation is that they’re actually viewing Trusted Company X’s website and not the website of some rando with a little bit of money to spare.
IndieWebCamp Baltimore 2018 is a gathering for independent web creators of all kinds, from graphic artists, to designers, UX engineers, coders, hackers, to share ideas, actively work on creating for their own personal websites, and build upon each others creations.
I’m hoping to make it out for this event next month. If you’re in the DC/Baltimore area and interested in the IndieWeb movement, I recommend you consider signing up!
This online book by Google developer Addy Osmani looks to be an excellent resource for Web developers. Topics include JPG compression, SVG optimization, and WebP details among many others.
If you’re an on-the-go reader, the project’s README includes instructions for creating a PDF version of the book.
Marvin Visions is a more modern and consistent reinterpretation of Marvin, a typeface originally designed by Michael Chave in 1969 and published by Face Photosetting. It has been revived by Mathieu Triay for the identity of Visions, a new science fiction magazine that aims to be a literary introduction to the genre, mixing classic texts with new writing.
This typeface speaks to me.
A list of everything that could go in the
<head>of your document.
This is a pretty comprehensive resource of all the stuff that you might put in the
<head>of your HTML pages.