A Blog Apart
Sarah Horton and Whitney Quesenbery’s article last week includes a lot of accessibility concepts that we thought people might want to dig into a little deeper, so we assembled a few key resources that may be of interest.
Håkon Wium Lie’s A List Apart blog post “CSS Regions Considered Harmful” certainly stirred the pot. In the week since it came out, ALA reader Sara Soueidan posted a strong counterpoint article, while Google announced that they will drop support for CSS Regions in Chrome, potentially effectively killing the spec. Everything you need to know is summarized nicely in this piece from Future Insights.
ALA acquisitions scout Tim Smith grills ALA technical director Tim Murtaugh about how he got his start, keeping up with technology in a fast-paced industry, the dangers and opportunities of our advanced new web tools, and the joy of working on projects that scare you. The Two Tims also discuss secrets of the A List Apart 2013 relaunch.
Concerned about the MPAA getting a seat at the web standards table? Robin Berjon of the W3C and A List Apart’s Jeffrey Zeldman hold a rational conversation about EME, DRM, the MPAA, and the W3C in Episode № 109 of The Big Web Show on Mule Radio.
On Jan. 14, a federal appeals court decided Verizon vs. FCC in favor of Verizon—not because Verizon was right, but because the FCC chose the wrong legal framework to use back in 2010. Nothing you can do today will be more important for the health of the web than letting the FCC hear from you on this issue. And it’s easy to do. We urge every A List Apart reader to sign the petition. Do it now!
Håkon Wium Lie is the father of CSS, the CTO of Opera, and a pioneer advocate for web standards. His last article in this magazine led directly to real fonts on the web. When Håkon speaks, whether we always agree or not, we listen. In today’s post, Håkon shares his opinion on CSS Regions.
Some of you asked for further writing resources after reading Sally Kerrigan's article, “Writing is Thinking,”in last week's issue of the magazine. Word nerds that we are, we’re more than happy to oblige.
picture proposal is back with a vengeance—boasting new improvements for web developers and browser developers alike—and Mozilla is officially on board. The
picture element is now on the Mozilla DOM Team’s roadmap for 2014.
What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser? The Filament Group has the answers.