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March 9, 2011

UO: Apple Demo Day!

March 8, 2011

Adobe Unveils «Wallaby» Flash-to-HTML5 Converter

Steven Bay

Even though its Flash technology is used as a punching bag by web standards fans, Adobe has been working hard to embrace HTML5. The company released its own HTML5 video player, and Adobe Illustrator and Dreamweaver CS5contain a number of new HTML5 export tools. Now Adobe is turning its HTML5 attentions to Flash with the release of Wallaby, a new Flash-to-HTML5 converter.

Wallaby is a free Adobe AIR application that allows designers and developers to convert Adobe Flash files (FLAs) into standards-based HTML5, CSS 3 and Javascript files. (more…)

Speedier, simpler and safer: Chrome’s basics get even better


March 7, 2011

Microsoft kicks off effort to rid the world of Internet Explorer 6

“Friends don’t let friends use Internet Explorer 6.” A quote from any random web developer over the past ten years? Nope, that’s from Microsoft itself, and it’s featured on the Internet Explorer 6 Countdown site that the company just launched. (more…)

Server Attention Span


March 1, 2011

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in 34 languages

Last June, we introduced the ability to upload documents into Google Docs using Optical Character Recognition (OCR). OCR analyzes images and PDF files, typically produced by a scanner (or the camera of a mobile phone), extracts text and some formatting and allows you to edit the document in Google Docs. (more…)

Hiding Content for Accessibility

For years now, we’ve used a number of techniques for hiding content offscreen for accessibility purposes. We do this because the content is still accessible to screenreaders while being removed from the interface for sighted users.

An article over at Adaptive Themes reviews a number of techniques for hiding content that were considered for inclusion on a Drupal 7 project (but certainly applicable to any project).

Here is a summary of those techniques and the pitfalls of each technique:

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