- Using WAI-ARIA Landmarks – 2013 – with video by @LeonieWatson SHOWING how useful they are to AT users
- Prototype Chromium build with support for MS Pointer Events
- HTML5 Doctor: The progress element by Ian Devlin
- No more ‘Mobile’ – “Mobile was a useful term when it was new and niche. You could use it in a conversation to narrow things down. Now it’s so broad it’s fast becoming meaningless.”
- Making elements keyboard focusable and clickable – use natively keyboard accessible elements (preferable) or make what you use instead mimic the appropriate native element as closely as possible.”
Opera/ WebKit switch
Opera (my employer) announced Opera will switch to WebKit. Here are some reaction posts – I’ve noted authors’ affiliations, as many work for browsers so are not wholly disinterested parties.
- Opera and WebKit: a personal perspective – by me
- Interview with me on A List Apart
- Devs respond to Opera WebKit switch (.net magazine)
- WebKit is the jQuery of Browser Engines by John Resig (jQuery, Mozilla)
- Why Mozilla Matters – by Brendan Eich, Mozilla CTO
- John Lilly’s opinion – ex-CEO of Mozilla
- Hey -o-, let’s go! by David Storey, ex-devrel colleague of mine at Opera, and chum
- WebKit: An Objective View by Robert Nyman and Rob Hawkes of Mozilla
- Opera switching to WebKit: thoughts and guesses by PPK
- Another chapter of a long goodbye? by Chaals, ex-Opera, now Yandex (which has its own Chromium-based browser)
- I will miss the “Douglas Crockford of browsers” by Christian Heilmann (Mozilla)
- Jake Archibald’s reaction (Google Chrome team)
- 300 million users strong, Opera moves to WebKit – personal post from Opera employee Haarvard
- Strange day for the Open Web by Daniel Glazman, co-chair of CSS WG and authoring tool author (that embeds Mozilla’s Gecko)
- Journal of Economic Perspectives: The Case Against Patents (PDF) – “there is no empirical evidence that they serve to increase innovation and productivity … in spite of the enormous increase in the number of patents and in the strength of their legal protection, the US economy has seen neither a dramatic acceleration in the rate of technological progress nor a major increase in the levels of research and development expenditure.”
- As well as Opera’s WebKit announcement, we also hit the 300 million user milestone. Here are the celebration cakes across the world.
- Guardian comment generator – “try one of these random comments and you’ll be sure to impress the self‑proclaimed who’s who of the left‑wing internet intelligentsia.”
- Ouch! ER visits due to pubic hair grooming on the rise in both men and women: study
– University of California reports five-fold increase in pubic hair removal injuries from 2002-2010
- Man tried making love to an ambulance in Barnstaple bus station – “he was spotted on CCTV in a phone box setting light to a packet of peanuts while also punching them”
- Deep Inside: A Study of 10,000 Porn Stars and Their Careers – what does the average porn star look like? What’s the average name and repertoire?
- SETI asks Help Us Name the Moons of Pluto!
- Harlem Shake Roulette – “All the best Harlem Shakers in one place.”