03 Feb

Fontspring – The New Bulletproof @Font-Face Syntax

In September 2009, Paul Irish came up with the Bulletproof syntax for writing the @font-face declaration. It was compact and worked across all browsers at the time. Recent, growing complaints that fonts weren’t loading in Android, led us to recommended the Mo’ Bulletproofer syntax devised by Richard Fink instead. Unfortunately Mo’ Bulletproofer requires double declarations and is therefore harder to maintain.

via Fontspring – The New Bulletproof @Font-Face Syntax. In short yes there is a better way.

24 Jan

Alexander Limi – Mythbusting: Why Firefox 4 won’t score 100 on Acid3

Every once in a while — especially around the time of an upcoming new release — people argue that Firefox isn’t standards compliant, since it doesn’t score 100 on this test, but has been scoring 97 for quite a while, and will probably never implement what’s required to reach a score of 100.

via Alexander Limi – Mythbusting: Why Firefox 4 won’t score 100 on Acid3. Interesting stuff, though admittedly this is inside baseball stuff even for me.

31 Dec

Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – 2010: The Year in Web Standards

WHAT A YEAR 2010 has been. It was the year HTML5 and CSS3 broke wide; the year the iPad, iPhone, and Android led designers down the contradictory paths of proprietary application design and standards-based mobile web application design—in both cases focused on user needs, simplicity, and new ways of interacting thanks to small screens and touch-sensitive surfaces.

via Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – 2010: The Year in Web Standards. What a year indeed for web design and web standards.