Category Archives: Markup

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Brave New World WordPress theme

I’m pleased to announce the release of my first WordPress theme today—Brave New World. The theme is free of layout and styling beyond a modified version of Eric Meyer’s reset CSS and a baseline typography. Just like Elliot Jay Stock’s Starkers theme this is a base theme free from cruft yet incorporates HTML5, WAI-ARIA landmark roles and hCard and hAtom microformats. Continue reading

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HTML 5 and the Now

Like a lot of people with websites to build now, I admit to being a little disinterested in HTML 5. Maybe because it’s the New Year there’s been an extra flurry of activity—certainly true for Bruce Lawson—around this upcoming standard. Bruce’s efforts with HTML 5 and WAI-ARIA are what finally inspired me to give it a go. Check out more HTML 5 links on my delicious account. Continue reading

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The trouble with ACCESSKEY

Last night I delivered a short presentation on the use of access keys to Refresh Cambridge that generated some good discussion – this is one of the reasons for the group so thank you. Not trusting the trains with even a hint of bad weather I had to make my excuses half-way through Matthew’s presentation to ensure I got back to Ipswich OK so I missed the chance for a swift pint and chat with everyone – I will do better next time because it’s a long way to go for such a short time and I’m sure you think me mad to do it anyway. You can view my presentation online and if you do wish to print it (or view source), you’ll find some extra links too. Continue reading

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