Michael "Spell" Spellacy Front-end developer, designer and accessibility specialist in Allentown, PA
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I never realized that about anchors. You learn something new everyday. Thanks Adrian!
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HTMSpell on HTMHell
Some bad HTML I discovered on Disney Plus' web app is featured here. This is a fun site, too. Lots to learn.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Buttons vs. Links Understanding Roles Keyboard Benefits Hyperlink Suppression Solutions Example Support Buttons vs. Links Hopefully by now, most of us understand when we should be using button and a elements in our work. If...
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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Accessibility is an opportunity, not a burden
Good read on VentureBeat regarding the benefits of embracing a more inclusive process within your company. Not news to me, but may be for you.
Accessibility Testing Statistic
This is an amazing statistic: When testing a website for WCAG compliance, only 18% of criteria can be tested automatically, 31% auto+manual verification, and 47% manual only. via @KarlGroves #a11y #wcag #testing – @webaxe
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Wednesday, May 1, 2019
The Last Word (Maybe) on Opening New Windows
From time to time, the question surrounding the opening of new windows (tabs) to external sites...pops up. (Sorry.) I thought I would share a few thoughts as to why we may want to think real...
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Building A Better Video Banner
So I made this thing. Clients and colleagues often ask me for "video hero banners". I guess they are really sexy and engaging or something. While desktop is never usually an issue, I have often...
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
How To Host An Infographic
I have seen colleagues get a little confused while attempting to create infographics, so this is an effort to clear things up and also improve upon the accessibility of them, which is almost always forgotten....
How To Host An Infographic (HTML Fallback)
This is the text based fallback version of our infographic. Some infographics can be very design heavy, so fallbacks are meant to simply convey the same information locked within them, to assistive technology users and...
Saturday, March 28, 2015
SSL 101: Understanding Asset Loading Within a Secure Environment
In my experience, I have found that there is generally a lot of confusion surrounding the loading of assets within a web page that exists within a secure environment. To help eliminate that confusion, here...
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Linktravaganza: Cloaking Without the Cloak
Linktravaganza: The process of adding unnecessary links to your web page or application for the sole purpose of pleaseing search engines. Often also refred to as "Link Farms", these steps are often taken to legitimize...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Rethinking Social Media Plugins
In our endeavors on the web, it is easy, for those who have a hand in contributing to it, to reach for the low hanging fruit. Social plugins are a popular example of this. They...
Friday, September 5, 2014
Accessibility is a Constant
Congratulations on the launch of your awesome new site! Hearty handshakes and back slaps all around! You launched on time (and under budget) and have met all of your client's business requirements, one of which...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Pushing It Forward: The Web Turns 25
The World Wide Web turns 25 today. That is a long time, and yet, relatively speaking, it is but a drop in the bucket. The web is still in its infancy and yet it has...