Posts tagged “(x)HTML”
The “Native” vs. “Stylable” Tug of War
In his astute post “‘Native experience’ vs styling select boxes”, Bruce Lawson correctly identified a common tension in the web world: wanting better native controls vs. wanting to throw away what the browser does. Here are my thoughts.
JAIL-ing images in ExpressionEngine
Lazy loading images is a great way to reduce page load, but some of the markup patterns for accomplishing it following progressive enhancement are a little tricky to manage in a CMS. Thankfully, we have plug-ins.
A few smart folks have already put together their thoughts on responsive tables and, while I think the proposed methods are pretty good, I think there might be room for improvement.
Slides from my talk at HOW Interactive
These last two days have been a bit of a whirlwind, but I have had a great time meeting and talking to the attendees (and other speakers) here at the HOW Interactive conference in San Francisco. Read on for the slides from my talk.
Aaron on the BBC (and UIE)
Aaron’s been all over the place lately. He was recently interviewed for a segment on HTML5 that ran on BBC television in the UK. He also sat down for a chat with Jared Spool to talk about responsive design, adaptive user interfaces, mobile and more.
Funkas Tillgänglighetsdagar 2012
A few weeks back, I flew to Sweden to deliver a talk on progressive enhancement for mobile devices at Funkas Tillgänglighetsdagar. I thought I’d share my slide deck from the talk in case you’re interested.
Don’t Sell Out Your Users
Most sites have exhaustive Privacy Policies detailing what information they collect and what they may do with it, which is why I find it bizarre that many of these same sites have chosen to hand over their users’ browsing habits to third parties such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google without considering the implications.
HTML5 is the new DHTML
For all intents and purposes, “HTML5” has become a meaningless catch-all marketing phrase defining a platform rather than a specification. It’s “DHTML” all over again.
Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement at Beyond Tellerrand
After a whirlwid trip to 4 countries, I am back to a rock-solid internet connection and got a moment to take a breath and post my slides from the first stop on the trip: Beyond Tellerrand in Düsseldorf, Germany.
On Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design
In the past few months, I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the differences between the “adaptive” and “responsive” web design philosophies. Don’t get me wrong, I love having these discussions, but I felt the need to set the record straight: these two philosophies are not at odds.