Why your ‘Skip to Content’ link might not work « WhatIsDamon
This is a pretty severe bug in Webkit browsers. When you click on a skip link the focus should go to the target of that link, it should not stay on the link itself. This is especially frustrating for keyboard users. Weird that this hasn't been fixed yet. (Hello, Peter Beverloo, can you fix this please? It can't be that hard? Thanks!)
A Call For Better Fragment Identifiers | Impressive Webs
The problem with skip links (or better fragment identifiers) is that they only work on ID's an more often than not there is no ID on the section you want to link to. Shaun Inman created a rather brilliant browser plugin a while ago that somewhat fixes this issue. Louis Lazaris explains the exact problem in this article and points in the direction of some possible solutions.
HTML5 is the new DHTML - The Easy Designs Blog
So why exactly is it such a big problem that the term HTML5 is abused quite often? Here's an article by Aaron Gustafson that tries to explain it. I'm not sure if I totally agree with it: I find it much easier to explain what HTML5 is to people who know the buzz word than to people who never heard of it. Instead of seeing it as misinformation we could look at it as the first step in education.
Shady Characters » Miscellany № 5
Here's another delightful little article for type nerds by Keith Houston about, yes, shady characters.
Målform: Logical conditional comments: <!--> and <!-->
Here's a nice example of late knowledge, something you learn once it's not that important anymore. It's a very clever trick with conditional comments (it might actually solve some problems with the insane
Placeholder Title for Article about HTML5 Placeholders
Zach Leatherman takes a close look at the
placeholder attribute. How it works, how it should work and if you should use a polyfill. He concludes with a simple two step decision tree about polyfills which everybody should start using.
I've been a bit busy last week and I expect to be more busy in the coming weeks so the pattern of less links on an irregular basis will continue for a while, I'm afraid. So, here's a link to a nice eclectic link dump by Blair Millen. And here's a fresh Mozilla Hacks Weekly for your weekend reading pleasure.