quite infrequent thoughts and opinions on web standards

November 08, 2006

Royal Swedish Opera goes Funky

One of my favorite hang-outs, The Royal Swedish Opera, has recently re-designed their web site with the aid of self-proclaimed market leader of accessibility - FunkaNU. The previous site certainly had some problems but so does this one.

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August 24, 2006

Orange book goes green

Andy Clarke finds himself in the new, green version of that orange book that made CSS men out of many a font-style boy.

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August 23, 2006

CSS changes in IE7

The IE Team over at Microsoft is locking down Internet Explorer 7 for shipping and has published a list of all the CSS changes made.

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July 28, 2006

Google to favor good markup

Google Accessible Search will identify and prioritize search results that are more easily usable by blind and visually impaired users thereby adding accessibility as a factor in the ranking of search results.

Comparing a few searches with regular Google gives, as expected, quite different results. Let's see what happens when (and if) this Google Labs products is incorporated into the regular Google search.

Let's also hope Google will give their own code an overhaul. Entering the search term "google" in Google Accessible Search returns a Wikipedia article on the company as first result...

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June 22, 2006


Attended @media2006 in London last week and had a great time. Met some really nice people and made a bunch of new friends as well as talked to some very approachable giants in the field.

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June 20, 2006


Originally uploaded by Ake Johansson.
Spent a week in may at Villa San Michele. Fantastic place that everybody should visit at some point.

The island is as beautiful as it is steep. If you suffer from vertigo you should probably not go there — or, better yet — take the opportunity to consider Capri a schock treatment to get rid of your vertigo.

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March 19, 2006

The Capital W bug

Not to be confused with the VW-bug..

The capital letter W starts off 1px to the left of where it should if the following conditions are true:

  • font-family: sans-serif
  • font-size initially set to keyword: small on body
  • font size then re-sized to between 83 and 90% on a container.

The following font-size values set on body (or your container of choice) also gets the job done without the down-sizing:

  • 0.7em
  • 11px
  • 66%-72%

IE6/Win choppes part of the letter off. In lists the problem occurs when margin is set to zero.

If font-size is set to less than 83% or more than 90% the problem disappears. The same is true if you change font-family (Arial displays the same behaviour though). and no, I haven't tried every other font.

See the W bug in action

So. Are we dealing with a windows-problem here or is it native to the Arial font or any sans-serif? Well, since the problem also occurs in MS Word when you set Arial to size 8, we can at least be sure that it is not a CSS bug. IE7 beta 2 does not have the problem though. My bet is still with Windows. Any other ideas?

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March 17, 2006

Time to hide all css from IE/Mac?

Dan Cederholm has just realigned simplebits. While doing so he decided it was time to hide all CSS from IE/Mac.

Well. Why not, I say. We have hidden CSS from Netscape 4.x since way back and maybe Dan's doing the right thing since IE/Mac is no more.

Another one bites the dust.

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More Web 2.0

So what's all the fuzz about anyway?

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February 28, 2006

Zeldman skips step

Jeffrey Zeldman keeps his head clear as always. The article Web 3.0 is highly recommended reading.

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