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Below you find the last seven QuirksBlog entries.

CSS terminology question

Permalink | in CSS for JavaScripters

I need to figure out how to call a pair of fundamental CSS concepts in my upcoming book and would like to hear which option you think is best — or least confusing.

When introducing width and height I explain that by default width takes as much horizontal space as it can, while height takes as little vertical space as possible. This leads to a discussion of these two opposed models that I excerpt below.

My question is: which names do I give to these models?

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Progressive enhancement and accessibility redux

Permalink | in Theory

A while ago I asked about the exact relationship between progressive enhancement and accessiblity. What were the responses?

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Progressive enhancement and accessibility

Permalink | in Theory

This article asks a question I don’t know the answer to: What is the exact relationship between progressive enhancement and accessiblity?

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Progressive Enhancement reading list 2021

Permalink | in Coding techniques

In March I am going to teach the Progressive Enhancement course of the Web minor at university for the third time. I decided to expand the reading list for this course, and here I present the version I’m going to use in 2021.

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Progressive Enhancement reading list, draft 1

Permalink | in Coding techniques

In March I am going to teach the Progressive Enhancement course of the Web minor at university for the third time. I decided to expand the reading list for this course, and here I presented draft 1 and asked for feedback.

Meanwhile the reading list is done and I removed this draft. Also, I have a question about progressive enhancement and accessibility that I wasn't able to solve.

Thidrekssaga XI: Sigfrid’s death

Permalink | in Thidrekssaga

Just now I published part XI of the Thidrekssaga: Sigfrid’s death.

The story now switches to the Niflungen and Sigfrid. First Sigfrid’s youth is treated — and it sometimes seems a parody of the traditional hero’s story. Then the Niflungen are briefly introduced and Hagen loses his eye. Then the marriages of Sigfrid with Grimhild and Gunther with Brunhild are related.

Finally, Grimhild and Brunhild quarrel, and Hagen decides to kill Sigfrid. This sets the stage for Grimhild’s revenge.

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Thidrekssaga X: The battle of Gransport

Permalink | in Thidrekssaga

Just now I published part X of the Thidrekssaga: The battle of Gransport.

After helping Attila and Erka, Dietrich asks for their help to return to Bern. He sets out with a large army of Huns and battles Ermenrik at Gransport. His brother Diether and the two sons of Attila and Erka die in the battle, and Dietrich is so upset that he returns to Soest without following up on his (apparent) victory.

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