- WEB ACCESSIBILITY DIRECTIVE: THIS IS WHAT THE DISABILITY MOVEMENT EXPECTS. The European Disability Forum is angry. “2/3 of public websites in Europe are still not accessible” it thunders after it’s turned off the caps lock. It has a plan to make the Web more accessible, published on its website. As a Word document, naturally. [update: this annoyed me so much I’ve marked it up as HTML]
- IE11 pretends to be WebKit – the Joys of Browser Sniffing part 3432
- Pull Quotes with HTML5 and CSS using
data-*attributes and generated content. “A pull quote is a purely visual technique, and therefore should not change the structure of the body”
- Fixing appcache: a proposal to get us started. Also, a proposal from Chrome people: Navigation Controller
- Introducing TAL – TV Application Layer, an open source library for building applications for Connected TV devices, developed internally within the BBC as a way of vastly simplifying TV application development
- What The Web Is Made Of – Interesting stats on what semantics (HTML, microdata, ARIA) are on the web.
- Despite Google patent efforts, VP8 no shoo-in for Web video – the fun continues, thanks to Nokia.
- My prototype polyfill for proposed <input type=range feedback> for greater accessibility and touch-screen friendly HTML5 sliders
- The Short Cutts – For SEO-minded people, “we’ve done the hard work and watched every Matt Cutts video to pull out simple, concise versions of his answers”. Very useful, serviceable, beneficial, advantageous, helpful, cheap iphone, sex
- Online anonymity: impossible after four phone calls – “95% of people can be identified from information about just four interactions with mobile networks”
- Ten Commandments for Living in a Healthy Democracy by Bertrand Russell
- Is this photo grounds for death? asks Clementine Ford about the Tunisian blogger Amina whose topless protests against Islamism earned her death threats. The article appears in Daily Life, “a proudly female biased website with content tailored to women”, an Australian publication which proudly censors the photo of Amina’s breasts after noting “In a rational society, breasts have no more power to hurt anyone than a gentle breeze can blow down a house made of bricks”. (Ford told me that the censorship is not her choice.)
- Twitter outrage graph
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