“Resilient Web Design” by Jeremy Keith

There’s nothing like reading a short book about web design on a plane! I just finished reading Jeremy Keith’s fantastic web book Resilient Web Design. It is itself a website, and it’s built so that supported-browsers can store it offline once you’ve visited any page on the site! How resilient! The primary point of the book … Continue reading ““Resilient Web Design” by Jeremy Keith”

Cases for Accessibility [link]

On my blog, in talks, and in my work with clients, I’ve really taken it upon myself to advocate for accessible design and development practices. There are so many good arguments for accessibility, yet it’s not always easy to get decision makers to buy in to accessibility requirements or commit to investing money in accessibility. Elle … Continue reading “Cases for Accessibility [link]”

Tip: CTRL/CMD + F for Find in Page [link]

Do you know what CTRL + F on Windows does (or CMD + F on Macs)? In many programs, it allows you to “Find in Page.” This is immensely useful, particularly in browsers and word processors. If you don’t know it, join the club! Apparently most people don’t: 90 percent of people in their studies don’t … Continue reading “Tip: CTRL/CMD + F for Find in Page [link]”

A WordPress Formatting Manifesto

I recently released the MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE plugin for WordPress. It’s a plugin that came directly out of the work I do to serve clients and make using WordPress as easy as possible. In this post, I want to share how I made the final decisions for what buttons I removed from the default WordPress editor, and provide a framework for what it means to format content well on the web.

Just Because You Can…

You probably know the phrase and how it ends. Sadly, not all web developers who build website tools have users’ best interests in mind (or at least they didn’t stop to think about all of them). It’s up to us all to avoid using common and popular features that shouldn’t be.