I’ve been employed for about a year now and many things are different compared to being a freelancer. One interesting thing in my specific situation is that I have to evaluate the accessibility of third-party tools regularly. Usually there’s no time for a full audit, I have to gain a good overview of the quality of a product as quickly as possible.
It’s 7:25 a.m. and I’ve already learned so much. Actually, I just wanted to write a few paragraphs for an article about accessibility in CSS before I go to work, but I got caught up reading about animation on the web and vestibular disorders.
Recently, it feels like I see a property, a property value or a selector I haven’t heard about pop up every day. Often these things I learn aren’t even that new, which makes me wonder how much I don’t know about CSS.
At the CSS-in-Vienna meet-up last week Ulrich told me that starting with Chrome 79 it's possible to define a string value for the list-style-type property. I was surprised because I thought ::marker was supposed to solve that. That's why I did some research, here’s what I learned.
I built a quite complicated component in HTML and CSS last week and I was happy with the result. After testing in different browsers and operating systems, I realised that I had to rewrite the whole thing because I didn’t consider that by default scroll bars don’t take up space on macOS, but on Windows they do.
I tweeted about a similar issue about a year ago, but it seems that I didn’t take my own advice, so here’s a reminder for you and me.
When I talk about web accessibility at meet-ups and conferences, it’s safe to assume that at least one person will ask me something like “Yeah, accessibility sounds nice, but how many people are actually disabled? How many of my users are blind? And why would a blind person visit my website?”
I'm redesigning and building my website from scratch. In this first video I introduce myself and I describe what my plans are for the following weeks and months. Watch it to see if this series of videos is for you or not.
I just finished an accessibility audit for a client and I decided to share some quick checks I perform in every site I audit and build. It’s something that you can apply to your project right away, you don’t have to learn a tool or a software.