Aria role attributes as selectors
A note for those at my HTML5 talk at #awdg today. I realized after I turning Skype off that I neglected to mention something important. Remember our discussion of ARIA roles? Perhaps some of you were thinking, “I don’t really care about accessibility—so what?”. Well, there’s another reason to use them. It has to do with styling the overall header and footer of the page. As...
modernizr.js & ie-css3.js—together—or not
I gotta say, I love both these scripts. Modernizr helps me with feature detection as well as forcing Internet Explorer to see HTML5 elements so they can be styled. ie-css3.js allows me to use CSS3 pseudo-class selector emulation for Internet Explorer 5.5 - 8. They’re both extremely helpful for making HTML5 and CSS3 work in browsers today. Except maybe when you use them together. I just...
HTML5 video and YouTube
A site I’m building is written in HTML5 (my idea so that we can take advantage of new features as they are available). It’s a very simple site. One of the requirements however is that the video embedded on one of the pages play in the iPad and iPhone. Currently, many of my clients prefer to use YouTube to upload their videos and then embed that video into their site. It’s a lot...
There’s been much talk in the techworld recently about the privacy changes at Facebook (FB). I wrote a note on FB for my non-tech friends alerting them to the changes, as well as giving them the steps to take to check, and change, their privacy options. Yet I hear some on Twitter saying, “In this day and age, does privacy really matter?” Yes, privacy matters—if you desire it. I...