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BBC - Blogs - Internet blog - Draft BBC Mobile Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
"For the past eighteen months my team have been working hard to improve the accessibility of web content for mobile sites and native apps.

It’s been an interesting journey as there are no internationally accepted guidelines for mobile accessibility so as a result we thought we’d write our own"
BlogPost  Accessibility  MobileDevices  Standards 
june 2013 by robertc
Cascading Style Sheets Standard Boasts Unprecedented Interoperability
After just a single, short decade of development the CSS2.1 standard is now a W3C Recommendation.
CSS  Web  Standards 
june 2011 by robertc
David Baron's weblog: What does a blur radius mean?
You may have been hearing for several years that all browsers support box-shadow and we should just drop the vendor prefixes already. If you've been wondering why they haven't, this post indicates the level of interoperability the browser vendors have been aiming for.
BlogPost  CSS3  Web  Standards 
march 2011 by robertc
Rangnarök - HTML 5 compliance: the next step
Try out Opera's new HTML5 parser in an 11.50 alpha build, consistent cross browser parsing for bad markup.
BlogPost  Web  Standards  Opera 
february 2011 by robertc
isolani - Javascript: Breaking the Web with hash-bangs
Should websites work without JavaScript? Twitter and Gawker apparently believe that they shouldn't.
BlogPost  JavaScript  Web  Standards 
february 2011 by robertc
HTML5 vs. HTML – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
Is it HTML5? Is it HTML? Does it matter? Zeldman weighs in on the debate.
BlogPost  Web  Standards  HTML5 
january 2011 by robertc
rem @ > 140 characters - Hold off on deploying HTML5 in websites?
What would it really mean for 'HTML5' to be 'ready'? An entertaining rant by Remy Sharp.
BlogPost  HTML5  Standards 
october 2010 by robertc
WebP Home
Google extends with VP8 codec into a static image format, promising smaller file sizes and quicker downloads (once browsers add support).
OpenSource  Image  Standards 
october 2010 by robertc
HTML5 Fuzzies – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
HTML5 has already been more widely abused than the term AJAX before it, but do we need to educate everybody on exactly what is HTML5 and what isn't before it's too late or can we accept a useful compromise and get on with giving clients what they need?
BlogPost  Standards  Commentary  HTML5  Marketing 
august 2010 by robertc
No browser supports HTML5 yet. Part 1. The rant.
The first of a great pair of posts on the dangers of claiming 'We have HTML5 support'.
BlogPost  HTML5  Web  Standards  Firefox  GoogleChrome  Safari  Opera 
july 2010 by robertc
No browser supports HTML5 yet. Part 2. Technology.
The second part with a couple of good descriptions of what supporting some of the new features, such as forms and section/article, actually means.
BlogPost  HTML5  Web  Standards  Firefox  GoogleChrome  Safari  Opera 
july 2010 by robertc
An InDesign for HTML and CSS? – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report
"Well, there is a reason they absolutely do that with HTML. PostScript is a programming language designed to describe page layouts and text shapes in a world of known, fixed dimensions (the world of print), with no underlying semantics. PostScript doesn’t care whether an element is a paragraph, a headline, or a list item. It doesn’t care if a bit of content on one page cites another bit of content on a different page. PostScript is a visual plotting language. And HTML is anything but."
BlogPost  Web  Design  Tools  Culture  Standards 
july 2010 by robertc
A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack
Vendor prefixes have come in for a lot of flak, but Eric Meyer gives us a timely reminder that the alternatives are far worse.
BlogPost  CSS3  Web  Standards 
july 2010 by robertc
Firefox 4: CSS3 calc() ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog
Ever wanted to have two boxes, side by side, taking up the full width of the screen between them, but both having a one pixel border? CSS3 will finally allow you to do that, in several different ways. Setting width: calc(50% -2px) will be one of them.
BlogPost  CSS3  Firefox  Standards 
june 2010 by robertc
Christopher Blizzard · intellectual honesty and html5
"The most important aspect of HTML5 isn’t the new stuff like video and canvas (which Safari and Firefox have both been shipping for years) it’s actually the honest-to-god promise of interoperability."
BlogPost  HTML5  Standards 
june 2010 by robertc
Adactio: Journal—The format of The Long Now
What format should we be storing our (textual) cultural artefacts in so that they can be understood in 10000 years time? Jeremy Keith makes the case for HTML.
BlogPost  Standards  HTML5  Culture 
may 2010 by robertc
Understand The Web · Ben Ward
There was a big hooha in the web standards world last week as, first, Joe Hewitt bemoaned the state of web development, then Steve Jobs took his feud with Adobe to the next level by publically disparaging the 'openness' of Flash (which some took as ironic, given the latest App Store developer agreement) and finally HP bought Palm and declared their belief in WebOS as the future. All big news for standardistas, this post does a pretty good job of summing it all up.
BlogPost  HTML5  Flash  Web  Development  Standards 
may 2010 by robertc
An essay on W3C's design principles
"Why doesn't HTML include tags for style? Why can't you put text inside SMIL? Why doesn't CSS include commands to transform a document? Why, in short, does W3C modularize its specification and why in this particular way?" - all these questions answered, and more!
Web  Standards  Essay 
april 2010 by robertc
Internet Explorer 9: Platform Demos
Microsoft announce a developer preview of Internet Explorer 9, big news is CSS3 and SVG support and background compiled JS, the HTML5 improvements are mostly limited to the parsing compatibility improvements rather than new APIs.
IE9  Standards  HTML5  CSS3 
march 2010 by robertc
HTML: The Markup Language
The content creator's version of the HTML5 specification.
HTML5  Standards  Reference 
march 2010 by robertc
YUI Theater — Philippe Le Hégaret: “The Next Open Web Platform” (52 min.) » Yahoo! User Interface Blog (YUIBlog)
A talk about the history of web standards, the standards process, and what the next generation of web standards will bring us, with practical working examples.
BlogPost  Presentation  Standards  HTML5  CSS3  SVG  Widget 
march 2010 by robertc
Extended Date Time Format (Library of Congress)
There is no standard date/time format that meets the needs of various well-known XML metadata schemas, this website describes the current effort to define an extended date/time definition.
XML  Standards 
february 2010 by robertc
universal-ie6-css - Project Hosting on Google Code
Remove all the bother of making your flashy site work in IE6, instead just display the content in a standard, readable manner.
IE6  CSS  Standards 
february 2010 by robertc
W3C RDFa Working Group
"W3C launched today the RDFa Working Group, whose mission is to support the use of RDFa, a format for embedding structured data in Web documents. The Working Group's goals include making it easier to author RDFa, promoting continued adoption of the technology in HTML, XHTML, and XML, and helping developers create RDFa applications."
SemanticWeb  Standards  RDFa 
february 2010 by robertc
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2795.txt
If you had an infinite number of monkeys, all with their own typewriters, how would you go about producing some Shakespeare?
Internet  Standards  Humour 
september 2009 by robertc
HTML 5: The Markup Language
A guide to the upcoming HTML standard specifically for content authors (as opposed to browser makers or coders).
HTML5  Web  Standards  Documentation 
september 2009 by robertc
Web fonts. Where are we? Will web fonts ever be a reality? | i love typography, the typography and fonts blog
On overview of the various standards efforts to provide fonts which can be downloaded into web browsers while still allowing font foundries to make a living.
Web  Typography  Standards  BlogPost 
august 2009 by robertc
Why I am Not a Professor
The decline of the British university system.
Learning  Standards  Culture  Government 
august 2009 by robertc
A Community-driven Proposal for Developing HTML5
Manifesto for changing the HTML5 standardisation process.
HTML5  Standards  Commentary 
july 2009 by robertc
Activating Browser Modes with Doctype
A complete reference to compatibility modes and doctype declarations across all the major browsers.
HTML  XML  Browser  Standards  Reference 
july 2009 by robertc
html5doctor, helping you implement html5 today
Community site for web designers and developers aiming to improve the standard of knowledge about HTML5.
HTML5  Tutorial  Standards  Community 
june 2009 by robertc
Keryx (X)HTML Elements Best Practice Sheet
An exhaustive reference of elements by HTML version along with usage notes
HTML  Standards  Reference 
june 2009 by robertc
microsyntax / FrontPage
Like microformats, except for plain text messaging.
Microformats  Communication  Standards 
june 2009 by robertc
Home - Common Tag
I'd disabled the ZigTag plugin because it insists on adding a menu to Firefox, this makes it seem worthwhile re-enabling it though.
SemanticWeb  RDFa  Web  Standards 
june 2009 by robertc

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