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Adrian Roselli
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Attended University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
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Burying Windows XP with IE11 Enterprise Mode
Screen shot from Microsoft's presentation on IE11 Enterprise Mode, showing what browsers are available on what versions of Windows. Note that the Venn-ish diagram has no IE11 intersection for Windows 8. As of today, Windows XP has effectively reached its en...
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Huh....look at this...MS14-018 states it applies to Windows XP SP3 Internet Explorer 6.  Finally after today, although many sites have already said they don't support IE6, MS themselves (probably) won't support IE6 at all.
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Web Turns 25, Seems Popular
The world wide web has officially lasted 25 consecutive years, which means it's catching up to its parent, the Internet, which itself is bearing down on 45 . That's an important distinction. The Internet is not the web, it is the foundation on which the web...
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Let's not forget Google's mini-doodle under the search input area: a cake (looking like a birthday cake) with 2 and 5 candles on it.
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On Screen Reader Detection
Background The latest WebAIM screen reader survey results came out last week, and I had been looking forward to the results of the questions related to screen reader detection. I can say I was a bit surprised by both. To make it easy, I'll reprint the quest...
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Changes to EU Cookie Law
This post originally appeared on the Algonquin Studios blog . I was recently asked by a client whether or not the cookie law will apply to its overseas business. As a reference, he provided a link to the Computer Weekly article “ How to comply with the EU c...
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That's the way government often operates.  Nothing much happens until a governed entity (citizen, corporation, etc.) files a complaint.

I don't know HTTP in depth, so I wonder if there is some request which can be made which would ask the remote server the modification date of the page.  I remember If-Modified-Since but that would require a lot of probing to determine the content's date.  And a CMS may choose not to store that information.

It seems just like a lot of sites, with all those links along the bottom of the page which are supposed to be some sort of "just in case" blanket: Terms of service, Privacy policy, About, and all that sort of thing.  If anybody comes after the site operator for some reason, they point to those links and say, "you read the terms of service, right?  It's right there.  It says you can't do that; that's why you got banned."  Those are usually so bogus anyway, they very typically say, "by using this site you agree to these terms."  Yeah...by the time I've read that, I've used your site...interesting catch-22 there.
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I made a longdesc for this because low vision users will also be affected by net neutrality going away and they deserve to see this mock-up. http://adrianroselli.com/longdesc#NetNeutralityNews
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Make Getty Embeds Responsive
In my post What to Consider before Using Free Getty Images one of the many caveats I outlined was the lack of responsive support in Getty's iframe code. Of all the issues I raised, this one is actually pretty easy to get around. Background While the other p...
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I Don't Care What Google Did, Just Keep Underlining Links
Screen shots of Google search results showing protanopia (middle) and deuteranopia (right) forms of color-blindness. Click/tap/select the image for a full-size view. I figured I'd lead with my argument right in the title. Even if you read no further, you kn...
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Good point. I didn't spend much time proofing it. Sadly, that means misses like that keep slipping through.
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What to Consider before Using Free Getty Images
There was quite a lot of chatter this week over Getty's move to make its image library (ok, only 40 million of its images) free for non-commercial use on the web. Some might think they can now just start taking images from the Getty site, but not quite. Get...
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Speaking on Accessibility at 2014 HTML5 Developer Conference
I will have the pleasure of speaking at the 2014 HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco, taking place may 19 through May 23 (I'll be speaking on May 22). The quick overview of the conference: The HTML5 Developer Conference has grown to become the highe...
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Yes. Its awesome.
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Network Solutions Is Most Likely Not Phishing
You may have read my rant earlier this week about Network Solutions trying to trick me into allowing them to send me spam. As part of that dark pattern, Network Solutions asks me to verify my contact information, and then tries to up-sell me, and then sugge...
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By testing, I mean making sure all custom DNS entries (where I don't have a name server set up) as well as verifying the name servers transfer and stay transferred (I have had hiccups in prior transfers). I want to be extra thorough, which takes time.

As for accredited, Network Solutions is accredited, and look at the grief. GoDaddy is accredited and I wouldn't trust them with my worst enemy.

I'll check out Dyn and Hover. I have not used them yet. I'll probably start with my personal domains to get the ball rolling.

Thanks!
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One hoopy frood who really knows where his towel is.
Introduction
Web developer, consultant, writer, speaker hailing from the founding of evolt.org and his company, Algonquin Studios (AlgonquinStudios.com). Has also co-written the books "Usability: The Site Speaks for Itself," "Web Graphics for Non-Designers," and "Web Professional's Handbook." Maintains a blog at AdrianRoselli.com.
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Co-wrote 4 books, technical editor on another, co-founder of business in 1997.
Education
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Media Study, 1992 - 1997
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Consultant, writer, speaker
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  • Algonquin Studios
    Co-founder, partner, 1997 - present
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