design and development for the web


Internet Explorer iframe.onload support

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

I have been trying to trigger javascript after an iframe is loaded with foreign content.  Everything I read told me that the following code should work in all browsers (but, it doesn't):

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Javascript Styles

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Here's a quick tip for anyone trying to maintain graceful degradation of javascript. Keep all your javascript-dependent styles in a separate stylesheet and use javascript to load those styles immediately in the head of the document.

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Semantically speaking…

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Still using div id's like "header", "footer", "left_bar", "right_bar", "sidebar", and so on? Then, you need to read on.

Division ID's like the ones listed above are about as dead as using table layouts. I can say it in a nutshell, but it doesn't seem like designers really understand what's going on...

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Quality, Privacy, and Accessibility Testing

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Ever wonder what it really takes to be ADA Compliant? Short of sifting through w3c specs, there's a great site I've found where you can submit single pages to see if they pass the test.

It's called WebXACT by Watchfire. Just paste in your URL. It shows errors and warnings. The interface can be a little sketchy at first, but once you notice the tab at the top labeled "Accessibility" you can go to a page that has tons of information on what you're missing.

WebXACT will give you warnings as well as errors, so it's really like a debug utility for web developers. Not only will you get rid of all your errors, but it will help you find out other ways to make your site more accessible.


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