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Netscape have released a Version 7 preview. Still based on the Gecko rendering engine driving Netscape 6 with a few added features. While we’re on the subject, for a bit of fun trying downloading on old Navigator from the browser archive at evolt.
Eric Meyer recently posted Don’t Read; Speak!, from which I quote: [S]creen readers need to become speaking browsers: they need to ignore how the page is visually displayed, and read the content. Use semantic markup when it exists, and otherwise [...] ignore the…
Mozilla 1.0. Stick a fork in it. It’s done and looking good. Posted a few pikkies from the Mini Rally recently held in Brighton. Check out those wonderfully ridiculous chopped cars – why have a small car when you can have a tiny one? Like me, Owen Briggs has been…
Accessible contents menu?
Resetting default padding and margin
A simple CSS rule appeared recently on the Web Standards Group list, generating a fair bit of discussion.
Fixing this, sliding that
Redesigned si-blog uses some cool position-fixed tricks to selectively scroll text over or under an banner. Also, a nifty child-selector sends a gif to IE and a superior PNG to better browsers.
Thoughts on browser version targeting
I believe Microsoft has got it right, but pity the IE development team.
Skinny images in Safari
It seems that some of the images on Clagnut are being rendered as skinny strips in Safari 1.2. I’m confused as to why.
Those of you using quality browsers other than IE PC may have noticed the rather fetching drop shadow on said popup. This is PNG’s alpha transparency at work folks. While supported natively in Mozilla, Opera and IE for Mac, IE PC requires an ActiveX plugin which I decided…
Soft hyphen bug in Webkit
Investigation into, and a fix for a peculiar bug in Mac-based Webkit browsers, including Safari and Chrome.
Problems with font rendering on Macs
Just recently Jeffrey Zeldman was bemoaning the sub-standard state of text rendering in Firefox on a Mac. And the sad truth is he only skimmed the surface; Firefox, Safari, Opera and Camino may render even the same font differently.
Those of you who have just updated OS X to 10.3.9 may have noticed that Safari is now a full point release older at 1.3. And this means that the clear:none bug I reported a year ago is finally fixed. In fairness Dave Hyatt fixed this bug ages ago but he’s had to wait…
WaSP have just released a minisite, designed by Ethan Marcotte. The purpose of Browse Happy is to spread the message to all and sundry that there are alternative browsers to Internet Explorer.
How to size text using ems
Text for the screen is sized with CSS in terms of pixels, ems or keywords. Pixels is easy, keywords are well documented. That leaves ems. I will now attempt to show you how ems can be as quick and easy to use as pixels.
Easy alpha transparent pngs
The BritPack logo on these pages is an alpha-transparent PNG and I use a little PHP script to deliver browser-specific code to IE6 and IE5.5 and a normal image to other browsers.
Internet Explorer 7 will have fixes
Over on the ‘official’ IEBlog, Chris Wilson confirms that support for PNG alpha channels and some CSS fixes, in particular the peekaboo and guillotine bugs, have been added to IE7 beta 1. Bring on max-width and friends.
An end to typographic widows on the web
Currently shipping in Chrome Canary, and thus soon to be in Blink-based browsers including Edge, is a relatively new CSS declaration which promises to virtually end typographic widows.
Images in liquid columns
I’ve been playing around with ways of displaying images in variable width columns, particularly with images that are wider than their container. Please cast your eye over my experiments.
In response to last week’s rant about upgrade messages for non-CSS browsers, Doug has written an fascinating post on the process Wired went through with their upgrade message. Doug talks about the evolution of the message wording and how it’s placement differs…
There’s a fabulous new design in the CSS Zen Garden which makes use of a clever transparent PNG effect.
Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web
I’m really pleased to finally announce the release of a brand new website, The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, or Web Typography for short.
Font-weight is still broken in all but one browser
There’s more to the lives of many typefaces than just Bold and Regular, but almost no browsers follow the proper CSS 1 way of specifying Light, Semibold, Black and other weights. There is a workaround, but it’s nasty.
Link toolbar is an excellent Firefox extension replicating the Site Navigation Toolbar in Mozilla.
Font optical sizing bug in Safari 16
In my previous post I extolled the virtues of Literata’s font optical sizing, in particular how it worked automatically in the browser. That is until the release of Safari 16 with macOS Ventura. Here’s how to work around the bug.
Whatever happened to font-stretch?
The font-stretch property was removed from CSS2 in the transition to CSS2.1. Unfortunately this leaves us with a rather gaping hole in overall font support.
Douglas Bowman has been busy with a nice alternative to textual images and a some research into browsers’ treatment of frames given the lack of control provided by HTML standards. The Friday bite of Biscuit: I was just sitting there Eating a salmonella sandwich,
Heaven Devoid of Stars – a tale of cross-browser kerning
A tale of how typesetting a beautiful poster led to an exploration and explanation of how manually kerning type on the web can be tricky, but also made to work across browsers.
Chrome just got darker
A couple of days ago, my installation of Google Chrome updated itself from version 49 to version 50. The timing was fortuitous and relieved me of a growing text rendering headache.
More Friday banter from the Biscuit: I should have just got a job on the bins.
The pay’s better and I’d know some hard blokes.
And I wouldn’t have to pretend
That I know what rhetorical means.I could have been like Lou Barlow,
But I’m more like Ken…
I make no excuse for this piece of flagrant trumpet blowing. Eric Meyer writes: How have I gone this long without encountering Clagnut ? It’s the kind of design that I can sort of vaguely see in my head when I sit down to do something, but when I do it, the end result…
Some recent browser releases: Mozilla has released 1.3 Alpha and 1.02. Opera has released 7 for Windows Beta 2. Apple has released Safari Beta 2. For web developers, the last one is of particular note as Safari will presumably be making its way on to all new Apple machines. …
How to use variable fonts in the real world
Using variable fonts in the real world turns out to be tricky. This post explains how we achieved it for the new Ampersand website and what we learned along the way.
Hyphens a soft problem
Typographers divide words using hyphens to increase readability. All books and newspapers of any quality use this technique to ‘justify’ their text, yet it is not a tool available to Web designers in any useful form.
Upcoming changes to the CSS you need for variable fonts
Two weeks ago I was invited to Berlin for a CSS Working Group meeting. One afternoon was dedicated to resolving issues with the CSS Text and Font modules. Two resolutions in particular will affect the CSS we need to work with variable fonts.
Pop-ups of the street
Pop-ups aren’t going away. They are leaving virtual space and manifesting themselves on our streets in blue and yellow and green bibs.
Upgrade some more!
Zeldman has added his thoughts to the Upgrade Now message debate [inner-self jigs around the office, singing ‘I got a link from Zeldman’]. With the demise of 4.0 browsers and that fact that fewer and fewer clients insist on giving those users exactly the same…
An ambition realised
I’ve been an avid reader of A List Apart for many years. It’s been a long-standing source of information, inspiration and even spiritual guidance. And so it is with immense pleasure and pride that I can finally say that I am an ALA author.
Multiple versions of IE
You can now run more than one version of Internet Explorer on the same PC.
Accesskeys considered harmful?
Month in the life (and death) of a browser
A summary of the furore surrounding the potential capitulation of AOL and the demise of Internet Explorer.
Mozilla DOM inspector
Mozilla’s DOM Inspector (also available in Firefox) can seem daunting at first but is amazingly powerful. Amongst other things, it allows you to see which CSS rules are affecting any given element in order of cascade priority.
It seems Firebird has been renamed to Firefox. I’m looking forward to the plug-in that enables you to enter a URL just by thinking in Russian. Update: Jon Hicks implemented the lovely new icons and has posted details of the branding process. Jon also points us…
Getting started with variable fonts
Variable fonts are a new font format offering unprecedented flexibility. They will be landing in web browsers and native operating systems within 12 months. Learn how to try them out now.
British Blog awards 2003
The results of the Guardian competition are out (actually they were announced about a week ago): Best design Winner: The Big Smoker
Highly commended: The Bunker Best use of photography Winner: NYCLondon
Highly commended: Apparently Nothing and…
A discussion of the Upgrade Your Browser message so often placed at the top of web pages which can only displayed as intended by browsers with good CSS capabilities. Personally I find find it annoying…
Firefox 1.5 is go
Firefox 1.5 is now a fully fledged release and it’s well worth a look, especially if you’re a web developer.
The new issue of Digital Web mag sees Peter-Paul Koch extolling the fine virtues of graceful degradation. That is the honourable action of building web sites that work† on all browsers without worrying if they are pixel perfect. With care, attention & experience this…
Website analysis tools
In recent commentary, people have lumped together Google Analytics, Mint and Measure Map as three new traffic analysis tools all competing with each other. The reality is somewhat different.
On fonts for the Web
The availability of fonts for use in Web typography, or more specifically the lack thereof, has been getting some welcome attention recently.
Mozilla is mine
I have recently come to the conclusion that, as a Windows user, Mozilla has ‘officially’ become my browser of choice. For some time now, we’ve known about its superior support for The Standards, so why has it taken me so long to change? Because at home I…