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CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 1.5K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

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Web Development Reading List: Accessibility

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 24 seconds

is the intersection of design and empathy. Rather than building pages for people “just like us”, accessibility allows everyone to share in the wealth your site provides.

All too often accessibility tends to be treated as an afterthought: many developers are unaware of web accessibility standards; companies are unwilling to bill extra hours for integration, testing, and validation, and designers are often reluctant to adapt new techniques, or fearful of getting something wrong.

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Using Inline-Block In Web Development

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

Previously I’ve discussed what I called “the two kinds of element”: inline and block. That was an oversimplification for the purpose of instruction: in reality, HTML elements can have over a dozen different display values.  inline and block were the first and simplest values added to the CSS spec. display: table and its related values are almost as old, while and grid are the latest. Somewhere in the middle is inline-block.

Using inline-block can solve many common frustrations and limitations in web design, although not without introducing a few of its own.

Send a SMS Text From A Link

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Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds

While <a href> tags are most often used to link pages, most developers are aware that they can prompt an eMail by using the mailto: protocol*. Few developers are aware that it’s also possible to initiate a phone call from a web page using tel:, and almost no-one is aware that you can do the same thing with SMS messages.

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