Publishing Versus Performance: Our Struggle for the Soul of the Web

Jeffrey Zeldman talks about the struggle for the soul of the Web, brought forth by the The Mobile Web Sucks on The Verge. It’s worth a read as is Jeremy Keith’s related On the Verge piece. To strike a balance between wonderful content and performance, like most things worth doing, we need more cooperation, experimentation, failure and patience.

Talking About Web Accessibility Differently

This is the second in a three-part series on everyday accessibility. No one wants to talk about accessibility. At least not in an open, honest way. Search the Web for “web accessibility,” and you’ll find a mixture of introductory articles about the basics, standards documentation and various testing tools. You’ll rarely find people, corporations or organizations […]

Thinking About Web Accessibility Differently

This is the first in a three-part series on everyday accessibility. Accessibility is hard. It shouldn’t be. Most people can’t define it. When you point a UXer, designer, developer, project manager or stakeholder to official specs, like the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), created by the World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C or the United States’ […]

Accessibility Answers: How Do I Handle Alt Attributes

When I give presentations on accessibility, I often get one or two questions I’ve fielded before. I’ve collected a handful for an ongoing series of posts with my answers. I hope it helps you understand accessibility better. How do I handle alt attributes? Alt attributes can trip up even the most seasoned web worker. But do them right, […]

Apollo 11 Mission Patch

Today, I watched Rocket Men, a documentary about the United States’ journey to the moon. I’m a space history junkie, and I learned something new about the Apollo 11 mission patch. Of course, Apollo 11 was the mission where Neil Armstrong became the first man to step on the moon. His famous words, “…one small step for […]