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  1. Design and dev should be more joined up

    Posted 2nd July 2019 in Design and Development

    I’ve been catching up on some reading and came across this nugget in ‘The “D” in the DOM’…

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  2. Getting to grips with Git

    Posted 26th June 2019 in Development

    I’ve been using Git for years and it’s finally time to make a concerted effort to move away from my GUI to the command line.

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  3. What’s emphasis and what’s not

    Posted 24th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    Semantic HTML is hard. We stopped using <i> and <b> elements in favour of <em> and <strong>, but are <i> and <b> still useful?

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  4. Implicit ARIA landmark roles

    Posted 14th June 2019 in Accessibility and Development

    ARIA landmarks give a screen reader user an easy way to orient themselves on a web page. Implicit roles are also great. Except when they’re not.

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  5. Reducing motion

    Posted 30th May 2019 in Accessibility, Design and Development

    Accessibility is important, so I’ve taken steps to minimise animation on my site, and even removed it completely for those who ‘prefer reduce motion’.

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  6. Still a sucker for Sublime

    Posted 1st May 2019 in Development and Tools

    Over the years I jumped from one code editor to another before settling on Sublime Text. I’ve since tried others but keep ending up back with Sublime.

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  7. Dark mode websites on macOS Mojave

    Posted 28th November 2018 in Design and Development

    macOS Mojave comes with a Dark Mode feature, but how do we get our websites to do the same? Turns out there’s a handy CSS media query that does the job!

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  8. Blue Beanie Day

    Posted 30th November 2012 in Development

    The web is very young and is still developing—as well as growing—at a rapid pace. For a long time it was pretty fragmented; a mismatch of all sorts of different technologies being used to display a website and provide functionality.

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