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This is How the Web Gets Regulated
Novembre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Joe Clark)
As in finance, so on the web : self-regulation has failed. Nearly ten years after specifications first required it, video captioning can barely be said to exist on the web. The big players, while swollen with self-congratulation, are technically incompetent, and nobody else is even trying. So (...)
Progressive Enhancement with JavaScript
Novembre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Aaron Gustafson)
Our introductory series on progressive enhancement and the ways it can be implemented concludes with a look at the mindset needed to implement PE in JavaScript, and a survey of best practices for doing so.
Writing Content that Works for a Living
Octobre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Erin Kissane)
Most web copy is still being written by people who aren’t writers and don’t have time. The good news ? Anyone who touches copy can make a difference by insisting that every chunk of text on the site do something concrete.
Working From Home : The Readers Respond
Octobre 2008, par nospam@example.com (Our Gentle Readers)
We asked. Our gentle readers answered. In A List Apart No. 263 we inquired how you walk the blurry line when you work from home. Here are your secrets—how to balance work and family, maintain energy and focus, get things done, and above all, how to remember the (...)
Progressive Enhancement with CSS
Octobre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Aaron Gustafson)
Organize multiple style sheets to simplify the creation of environmentally appropriate visual experiences. Support older browsers while keeping your CSS hack-free. Use generated content to provide visual enhancements, and seize the power of advanced selectors to create wondrous (or amusing) (...)
Ten Years
Octobre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Jeffrey Zeldman)
When Google was little more than a napkin sketch and the first dot-com boom was not even a blip, we started a magazine for people who make websites. Celebrate A List Apart’s first decade. Join Zeldman for a look back at the way we were—and why we were that way. Find out what we’ve done and who (...)
Understanding Progressive Enhancement
Octobre 2008, par nospam@example.com ( Aaron Gustafson)
Steven Champeon turned web development upside down, and created an instant best practice of standards-based design, when he introduced the notion of designing for content and experience instead of browsers. In part one of a series, ALA’s Gustafson refreshes us on the principles of progressive (...)
Test-Driven Progressive Enhancement
Septembre 2008, par nospam@example.com (Scott Jehl)
Starting with semantic HTML, and layering enhancements using JavaScript and CSS, is supposed to create good experiences for all. Alas, enhancements still find their way to aging browsers and under-featured mobile devices that don’t parse them properly. What’s a developer to do ? Scott Jehl makes (...)
Web Standards 2008 : Three Circles of Hell
Septembre 2008, par nospam@example.com (Molly E. Holzschlag)
Q. Why did the semantic web cross the road ? A. @#$% you. Standards promised to keep the web from fragmenting. But as the web standards movement advances in several directions at once, and as communication between those seeking to advance the web grows fractious, are our standards losing their (...)
Zebra Striping : More Data for the Case
Septembre 2008, par nospam@example.com (Jessica Enders)
As designers or marketers, we share a desire that our tables and forms be easy to scan, read, and use. Does the widely practiced shading of alternate rows help, hurt, or have no effect ? A previous study proving inconclusive, designer and researcher Jessica Enders has tackled the conundrum (...)

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