Let’s Talk Accessibility

Accessibility has become a bit more of a buzzword lately, and that’s a good thing; this renewed focus on ensuring digital products and services are accessible benefits everyone. Thankfully designing and coding an accessible digital application is easy, as long as you approach it in the right way. So let’s talk about how.

“But isn’t accessibility just for disabled people?”…

Posted: March 30th, 2018
Categories: web, design, code, tech

Dependencies Dependency - Development

As I mentioned in my last post, I use a lot of article aggregators to help me to keep up to date with web design and development trends and tools. Most of the articles that come up include example UI kits, discussions around development challenges in a certain area, or perhaps discussions around newer HTML technologies or suggestions, such as…

Posted: July 19th, 2015
Categories: web, design, code

Dependencies Dependency - Design

I make a discerning effort to keep up to date with the latest front end tools and frameworks - I check article aggregators regularly, such as muzli and codrops, get involved in many code discussions, and even find myself delving into the browser development discussions to see what features are coming next.

But when it comes…

Posted: July 16th, 2015
Categories: web, design, code

Orientationchange has issues

With the rise of responsive and adaptive websites, the javascript resize event has become more and more important. With all the plugins we create now, we have to consider how they should behave when the user resizes their screen, or changes the orientation on their phone or tablet.

You may (or may not) have noticed that the resize…

Posted: July 24th, 2014
Categories: code, mobile

CSS-based click functions without jQuery

I stumbled upon this technique quite a while ago when toying about with the images in my portfolio, so I thought I’d document it here: how to essentially create click functions without using jQuery.

I don’t like to rely on jQuery too much – when CSS3 arrived a whole world of new options came with it. Admittedly, they’ll…

Posted: January 6th, 2014
Categories: code