For Review: Updated WCAG 2.0 Techniques

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Fri, 2014-03-21 00:00
WAI announces a Call for Review of draft updates to supporting documents for WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft) and Understanding WCAG 2.0 (Editors' Draft). (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) To learn more about the updates, see Call for Review: WCAG 2.0 Techniques Draft Updates e-mail. Please submit comments by 9 August 2010.    (2010-07-08) Read more

Better integration for open web apps on Android

Hacks Mozilla.org - Thu, 2014-03-20 17:55

Up until now, developing web apps on mobile has been a little tricky.

After spending the time developing your app, getting your users to install it is difficult, especially when the concept of “installing a web app” is not very well defined.

The most popular method is synonymous with adding a shortcut to the homescreen. This is problematic on a number of fronts, not least because the management of web apps – especially around launching, switching between and uninstalling web apps – differs significantly from that of native apps.

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Staying at the forefront of email security and reliability: HTTPS-only and 99.978 percent availability

Google online security - Thu, 2014-03-20 16:53
Posted by Nicolas Lidzborski, Gmail Security Engineering Lead

Cross-posted on the Official Google Blog and Gmail Blog
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Laura Kalbag on Freelance Design: Inspiration

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-03-20 11:30

“Where do you get your inspiration from?” It’s an odd question that designers ask each other. But it’s not asking what motivates us to do our work, or what makes us want to be designers in the first place.

What is inspiration?

When we’re asked where we get our inspiration from, we’re usually being asked where we find that little seed of an idea that grows into a creative solution to a problem.

As a web designer, the expected answer is often a CSS or Responsive Web Design gallery website, and the underlying question is, Where do you pinch your best ideas from?

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Opera 20.0.1387.82 update

Opera desktop team - Thu, 2014-03-20 08:51

We are rolling out another update for the stable channel of the Opera browser. Inside you can find updated Chromium to version 33.0.1750.154. We also managed to squeeze in one crash fix, so it’s even more stable now.

Have fun browsing!

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RCA to launch Opera-powered Smart TVs in the United States

Opera press releases - Thu, 2014-03-20 07:55
RCA, the renowned TV brand, is revamping its Smart TV portfolio. Today, Opera announces its partnership with ON Corporation, one of RCA's brand licensees, to help bring popular online content, hundreds of TV apps and full internet browsing to cater the increasing OTT demand from a growing number of couch surfers in the United States. These TVs will hit the market later this year through Opera's partnership with ON corporation, whereby Opera will provide its HTML5 technology in the form of the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK) and Opera TV Store application platform later this year. Read more
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WAI-ARIA 1.0 is a W3C Recommendation

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Thu, 2014-03-20 04:00
Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 and the WAI-ARIA 1.0 User Agent Implementation Guide were published today as W3C Recommendations. WAI-ARIA is a technical specification for making dynamic, interactive Web content accessible to people with disabilities. WAI-ARIA and supporting documents are described in the WAI-ARIA Overview. Please see more information in the WAI-ARIA Expands Web Accessibility blog post and W3C's Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.0 Expands Accessibility of the Open Web Platform press release.    (2014-03-20) Read more

Building A JavaScript Library With Tests, Mocks, and CI

Mozilla Webdev - Wed, 2014-03-19 22:18

I talked recently at DjangoCon about how to build better Python packages. As engineers we all use each other’s open source libraries everyday so it’s nice when 1) they work, 2) they’re well documented, and 3) they’re well tested.

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This week's sponsor: Pantheon

A List Apart - Wed, 2014-03-19 17:50

Thanks to our sponsor, Pantheon.

Launching Drupal websites is complex. Pantheon helps you build a site and beat the clock. Read about our 8 amazing Drupal launches.

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jsDelivr – The advanced open source public CDN

Hacks Mozilla.org - Wed, 2014-03-19 14:24

This is a guest post by Dmitriy Akulov and his project jsDelivr. – Editor’s note.

As a developer you are probably aware of Google Hosted Libraries. Google offers an easy and fast way to include 12 of the most popular js libraries in your websites.

But what if you are a webmaster and you want take advantage of a fast CDN with other less popular projects too? Or if you are a developer and you want to make your project easier to access and use by other users.

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Chromecast: now casting in 11 more countries

Chrome - Wed, 2014-03-19 00:00
Superheroes, cliff divers, fearless reporters or pop icons—whatever you like to watch, Chromecast makes it easy to bring it from a phone, tablet or laptop to the biggest screen in your house: the TV. Read more
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Introducing the new Webmaster Academy

Google Webmasters - Tue, 2014-03-18 18:51
Webmaster level: Beginner

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Introducing the Canvas Debugger in Firefox Developer Tools

Hacks Mozilla.org - Tue, 2014-03-18 18:02

The Canvas Debugger is a new tool we’ll be demoing at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. It’s a tool for debugging animation frames rendered on a Canvas element. Whether you’re creating a visualization, animation or debugging a game, this tool will help you understand and optimize your animation loop. It will let you debug either a WebGL or 2D Canvas context.

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Think global, app local

Opera press releases - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:55
Vestel, the largest TV manufacturer in Europe, has extended its content offering with the Opera TV Store, joining the growing list of customers launching Opera Software's TV application platform. The move seeks to increase the volume of local app content rapidly across all Vestel's Smart TV brands. Read more
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App Engine IP Range Change Notice

Google Webmasters - Tue, 2014-03-18 09:35

Google uses a wide range of IP addresses for its different services, and the addresses may change without notification. Google App Engine is a Platform as a Service offering which hosts a wide variety of 3rd party applications. This post announces changes in the IP address range and headers used by the Google App Engine URLFetch (outbound HTTP) and outbound sockets APIs.

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Opera TV Snap hits the prime time

Opera press releases - Tue, 2014-03-18 07:55
The Opera TV Snap technology is expanding today to even more online video platforms, as Opera Software becomes first in the industry to launch a portal that takes content owners from TV app creation to deployment - for free. Now, even more publishers of online video content can join in the fastest way to reach new audiences on millions of Smart TV devices. Read more
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Flambe Provides Support For Firefox OS

Hacks Mozilla.org - Mon, 2014-03-17 15:18

Flambe is a performant cross-platform open source game engine based on the Haxe programming language. Games are compiled to HTML5 or Flash and can be optimized for desktop or mobile browsers. The HTML5 Renderer uses WebGL, but provides fallback to the Canvas tag and functions nicely even on low-end phones. Read more

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Opera Devices SDK in pole position for TV Connect

Opera press releases - Mon, 2014-03-17 07:55
The Opera Devices SDK (Software Development Kit) is shifting up a gear as it extends its HbbTV capabilities to the Blink engine and adds official certification for implementing YouTube on TV. In time for the TV Connect exhibition starting tomorrow in London, these updates make it much easier for operators and device manufacturers to give viewers an enhanced TV experience. Read more
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Web Accessibility Tutorials: Ready for Your Input

W3C Web Accessibility Initiative - Mon, 2014-03-17 04:00
Draft Web Accessibility Tutorials are now ready for your input. See more info in the Web Accessibility Tutorials in Progress e-mail.    (2014-03-17) Read more

Nishant Kothary on the Human Web: Good Taste Doesn’t Matter

A List Apart - Thu, 2014-03-13 12:45

A couple of days after Macklemore took home this year’s Grammy for Best Rap Album, Slate pop critic Jack Hamilton wrote a scathing reaction titled Don’t hate Macklemore because he’s white. Read more

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