Some very geeky jokes for web developers

Yesterday was international joke day, and we filled our Facebook page & Twitter with some of the best (and possibly worst!) geeky jokes for web designers & developers. Here’s some of the best:

Why did the programmer quit his job? Because he didn't get arrays Read more

Don’t do “skip to content” links wrong

Headphones and keyboard

In the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of research on how blind users use webpages using screenreaders, including spending a lot of time blindfolded and using these for myself. I discovered a few things, and found that a lot of what I thought was true, were actually myths. Read more

The stupid cookie law is dead at last

The organisation responsible for policing the UK cookie law has just announced that they will stop asking users for permission to set cookies on their own website. In other words:

Cookie Law summarised

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I thought title text improved accessibility. I was wrong.

A over-dramatic disaster destroying civilisation

Do you add a descriptive title attribute to your links? If so did you know that you might be making your site even less accessible? Recently everything I thought I knew about the title attribute was proved false when I started using a screenreader.

Insert/edit link dialog in WordPress

When WordPress added the input for adding a title to all links I was pleased. Finally, I thought, here’s a way that I can add more descriptive text about the destination of the link that will be read aloud in screenreaders. But I was wrong. Read more

Things I learned by pretending to be blind for a week

David wearing blindfold using a screenreader

I’m a full visually-able user and I love looking at websites. I know though, that not everyone experiences websites in the same way. Browsing websites at different screen sizes is a hot topic at the moment, but lets not forget that it’s not just mobile users that experience websites differently, blind users experience them in a way you might not even realise.

So I started using a screen reader to see (I suppose I should say “experience”) how a blind user navigates a website. Read more