Jennifer redesigned the Beccastone site to launch with a new look and style on January 19, 2018.
Is Apple giving up on computers? I think it is.
Apple announced the iPhone 7 with missing headphone jack and wireless EarPods to much fanfare on September 7th. But what a lot of people missed were the updates to the computers Apple has been selling for years. Is Apple phasing out computers to focus on other technology?
I think it’s interesting to imagine that we might be looking at the end of the personal computer era. Instead of being forced to work with devices that are bulky and large and must be toted around in a huge case if they are portable at all, more and more people are opting to not use them at all and instead use things like smart phones and tablets for their day-to-day entertainment.
I wrote this article for About.com to express some thoughts on where the computer industry is headed. Do you agree? Do you still use computers all the time for anything but work? What about work? Could you do web design work withoug a computer? Let us know below in the comments.
Read the Full Article: Is Apple, Inc. Giving Up On Computers?
You can learn many ways to layout your web pages in my book on responsive web design: Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours. In it I cover lots of different ways to make a website more accessible, along with how to write HTML5.
Jennifer has been reading and watching Science Fiction and Fantasy since she was very young. The first Science Fiction book she recalls reading is Dreamsnake by Vonda McIntyre. She is the sole contributor to the Enjoy Scifi site about Science Fiction and Fantasy books, television, and movies.
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Jennifer manages the HTML5 in 24 Hours site which is a companion site to her book Sams Teach Yourself HTML Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours. On this site she covers new and interesting features of HTML and web design and development. She also announces new projects such as her upcoming book Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 in 24 Hours.
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CSS3 has been around for ages. Long enough that most people don’t even call it CSS3 any longer, it’s just CSS. And it’s just CSS because it just works in nearly all situations. But even though the more advanced features of CSS work without a hitch in modern browsers many web designers are reluctant to use them. Guess what, the excuse of browser compatibility is no longer valid. It’s time to learn advanced CSS.
I wrote this article for InformIT about flex boxes to help you get up to speed with another option you have for layout and site design–CSS Flex Boxes.
Read the Full Article: How to Build Flexible Web Page Designs with CSS3 Flex Boxes
You can learn other ways to layout your web pages in my book on responsive web design: Sams Teach Yourself Responsive Web Design in 24 Hours. In it I cover lots of different ways to make a website more accessible, along with how to write HTML5.
ARIA roles are one of those things that are easy to forget when doing web development. They aren’t visible in most situations, and they don’t affect the way a page looks or acts. But by adding just a few simple attributes to your pages, you can make them much more accessible. And accessible pages can be read by many more people. So it’s important to learn how using ARIA roles can benefit both you and your readers.
Of course, the reason people ignore ARIA roles is because they are very confusing. The specifications are hard to read and very technical, and there aren’t a lot of websites that discuss them. So I wrote this article for InformIT to explain more about using ARIA roles.
Read the Full Article: Using ARIA Roles to Make Your Websites More Accessible
You can learn a lot more about accessibility and many different HTML attributes in my book on HTML5: Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours. In it I cover lots of different ways to make a website more accessible, along with how to write HTML5.