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The Dark Side of the Grid (Part 1)

CSS Grid Layout is one of the most exciting recent CSS specifications because of its flexibility, extent, and power. It makes our lives so much easier but it also creates new dangers regarding user experience and accessibility.

Hello World!

It happened. I finally have a website.

Of course, it's not my first website but the first one in a long time. My very first personal site went online about 17 years ago. It was a table-based layout with no CSS at all. All styling happened by adding HTML attributes.

I Threw Away my Mouse (off-site)

on 24 Accessibility

Last year I attended JS Conf Budapest and I watched many great talks but “YES! Your site can (and should) be accessible” by Laura Carvajal was the most thought-provoking talk for me. Laura explained how the Financial Times made accessibility a core part of their development process and she shared several lessons she and her team had learned. In her third lesson Throw away your mouse, Laura mentioned that just testing with the keyboard wasn’t enough and that only going keyboard-only all the time made a difference.

Another Collection of Interesting Facts about CSS Grid Layout (off-site)

on CSS-Tricks

Last year, I assembled A Collection of Interesting Facts about CSS Grid Layout after giving a workshop. This year, I worked on another workshop and I've learned some more exciting facts about the layout spec we all so love.

Of course, I'm not going to keep my knowledge to myself. I'm happy to share my findings once again with you, the CSS-Tricks community.

My Accessibility Journey: What I’ve Learned So Far (off-site)

on A List Apart

Last year I gave a talk about CSS and accessibility at the stahlstadt.js meetup in Linz, Austria. Afterward, an attendee asked why I was interested in accessibility: Did I or someone in my life have a disability?

I’m used to answering this question—to which the answer is no—because I get it all the time. A lot of people seem to assume that a personal connection is the only reason someone would care about accessibility.

Writing CSS with Accessibility in Mind (off-site)

on Medium

About a year ago I started to focus more on web accessibility. The most effective method of learning for me is teaching others. That’s one of the reasons why I’m talking at meetups and conferences and why I’m writing articles about the topic. I wrote about Progressive Enhancement for Smashing Magazine and about accessibility basics here on Medium. This article is the third in a series of collections of accessibility tips. They’re in no particular order, you can read Writing HTML with accessibility in mind and Writing JavaScript with accessibility in mind now or later if you’re interested.