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- Screen Reader User Survey #6 Results by my chums at WebAim. Highlights: the screenreader market is more dynamic than ever; longdesc is “a very unpopular option” to get more info about a complex image (as with all things longdesc, this is contentious, whereas the most popular “optional text, available on the same page but only if I request it” smells like HTML5 <details> to me if you rephrase “follow a link” to “activate a control”); 63% of screenreader users sometimes/ often/ always use landmarks/ regions (so add them, or I’ll spank you).
- upup – a teeny weeny script to add Service Worker shizzle to your site
- The Visual ARIA Bookmarklet “allows any sighted person to physically see the use of ARIA upon any public website”
- CSS Grid and The Box Alignment Module – “The Box Alignment module will allow us to centre all of the things with CSS” says Rachel Andrew
- Update: Responsive Image Support for Core – WordPress
- Feeling Like An Unwelcome Guest on medium.com – “I made the choice to visit your website, and you not respecting that choice leaves me feeling like a very unwelcome guest” by Peter “Not ‘Alf!” Gasston. And a reply from a Medium product manager.
- Alliance for Open Media to “pursue a new, open royalty-free video codec specification and open-source implementation … Day one founding members are Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel Corporation, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix.”
- Talking of which, Microsoft Edge to support .webm video
(so, presumably, Ogg Vorbis audio too?)but no Ogg Vorbis, just Opus (hat tip @stopsatgreen) so I’m not sure how many current .webm files Edge will actually be able to play – but it’s excellent news, nevertheless.
- ARIA in HTML – Living Document by Steve “Living Doll” Faulkner
- Chrome improvements for a faster and more efficient web by co-ordinator of Project Trim (of which Opera is a member)
- Houdini Task Force meeting report by Yours Truly (Paris, last weekend)
- jQuery Foundation and Dojo Foundation to Merge
- Doing Science On The Web – sinister mastermind Alex Russell on Prefixpocalypse and how to enable authors to test experiments without pollution
- Post Mortem: #100DaysOfSpec – Melanie Richards is a graphic designer who decided to read and take notes on the HTML specs for 100 days.
- Why You Hate Google’s New Logo or more accurately “Why I hate it” by an Olympic-standard over-thinker
- [whatwg] How to add html5 browser support – Someone wants to implement a browser from scratch; @tabatkins advises
- Interviu cu Bruce Lawson – Open Web Standards Evangelist la Opera (Romanian interview with me)