Using 'aria-labelledby' as a styling hook

A couple of months ago, I was greatly inspired by an article on Smashing Magazine entitled Semantic CSS With Intelligent Selectors by Heydon Pickering. It goes into depth on how aria roles can be used as hooks for button styling among other things. After using some of Heydon’s techniques, I got thinking about how they […]

A few notes on Responsive Design

I’ve been working on a few responsive design projects recently and an old friend of mine asked what I had leaned on my journey, below is my response (pardon the pun): Basically, it’s seen as bad practice to target specific devices, instead you should just target the breakpoints that make sense i.e. scale the browser […]

The Solution to Fluid Inconsistencies and Equal Height Columns

Update: There is a follow up article to this one addressing issues raised in the comments. An introduction Being an early adopter of Web Standards back in 2001 and thanks to Jeffrey Zeldman’s Designing with Web Standards released in 2003, I strived for a life without tables and 1 pixel shims and instead one filled […]

Proprietary CSS rules – Are we returning to 1995?

Call me a cynic, but posts like this one on the Surfin’ Safari blog worry me a little. Let me explain… I don’t know if anyone remembers back to the days of Netscape 4 and Explorer 3.5? – It was a time of table based layouts and browser sniffing. Each browser had it’s own “feature” […]

SonicIQ Hiring! – UK, Ruby on Rails Developer Required

We are looking for a Ruby on Rails, XHTML & CSS Developer to join our team at “SonicIQ”:http://soniciq.com. Head over to “43folders job board to view our ad”:http://jobs.43folders.com/job/6a5255713e8351a5eb2efef7805b7629/?d=1. These are exiting times with projects like “Propel’r”:http://propelr.com in the pipeline, along with the ever-growing opportunities for new and interesting client projects. If you are a highly […]