Accessibility and You (the Front-End Developer).

A developer’s guide to creating accessible websites

Developers treat it like the Big Bad Wolf: everyone’s afraid of it, and no one seems to know how to deal with it. Don’t be scared! There are many excellent resources and tools that help front-end developers make their websites more accessible. Here are a brief overview of the basics of accessibility, a simple accessibility checklist for website development and some great resources for more information.

Requiring Facebook login

No Facebook, No Service?

September 10, 2013 By 5 Comments

The Idaho Statesman, my sort-of-local newspaper, just announced that it will follow the lead of the Miami Herald and no longer allow readers to post anonymous comments to online stories. Starting September 15, readers who want to make comments will have to login through Facebook

Semantic CSS With Intelligent Selectors

With the advent of object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), it has become increasingly fashionable to “decouple presentation semantics from document semantics.” By leveraging the undesignated meanings of classes, it is possible to manage one’s document and the appearance of one’s document as curiously separate concerns.

In this article, we will explore an alternative approach to styling Web documents, one that marries document semantics to visual design wherever possible. With the use of “intelligent” selectors, we’ll cover how to query the extant, functional nature of semantic HTML in such a way as to reward well-formed markup. If you code it right, you’ll get the design you were hoping for.

Content Planning Tools

Three Essential Tools for Content Planning

by  |  August, 2013

The good news is that this is going to be a relatively quick read.

The bad news is that after you read it, you’re probably going to want do do a few things very differently than you are doing them today.

The good news is that I’m going to share with you three tools you can start using today to bring big changes to how you plan content for website