Well, that’s nice.
On a forum I frequent, somebody recently posted a tale about some sysadmins having a problem with a server. Said server kept on restarting due to a signal from the UPS indicating that its power drain was excessive.
Continue reading Avoidance != Solution
Update: Thierry Koblentz points out in the comments that either technique may be appropriate, depending on circumstances. I mention this in the last paragraph, but just to be clear, there should have been a “usually” or “often” or some such word in front of the “better” of the title. That, or a different title.
Update 2, December 2008: It is now accepted that it is better to use
top: -9999px;, as using
left: would cause a scroll bar on a page with right-to-left text.
A recurring question on various mailing lists such as the Web Standards Group discussion list is “How can I hide content but still have it accessible?” This is usually asked in the context of image replacement techniques, where one might for example wish to display a heading in a fancy typeface, but still have the content accessible to users of assistive technologies such as screen reading software.
Continue reading Why “left: -9999px;” is Better For Accessibility Than “display: none;”
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WebDD is a web design and development conference to be held at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, UK this coming 3 February (a Saturday).
There is, naturally, a certain emphasis on Microsoft technologies, but not exclusively. Thanks must go to Phil Winstanley and Dave Sussman for organising this. With sessions covering Accessibility, CSS, Microformats and much more it promises to be an interesting event. Best of all, it’s “free as in beer”! Registration is opening Real Soon Now ; my badge arrived in the post a few days ago.
After a tense 24 hours or so, I got bumped up from the waiting list to become the bottom of the list of attendees at BarCamp London next month. I’m not sure what I’ll be offering in the way of a presentation yet, but there’s a good chance it’ll have something to do with XSLT and/or DOM Scripting.
Continue reading BarCamp London, September 2 – 3 2006