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(Still) Making Websites Better for Everyone

In the next few weeks I’ll be speaking at JavaScript Open Day Calgary, View Source, and JavaScript Open Day Toronto giving an updated version of Web Accessibility: 
Making Websites Better for Everyone. Edit: videos have been posted for View Source and JavaScript Open Day Toronto. I’m more on the ball for View Source but the […]

Conference Debrief: An Event Apart Austin 2015

Last week, because working at Mozilla is awesome, I got to attend An Event Apart Austin, the conference put on by the A List Apart organization. It’s consistently one of the highest quality conferences for front-end/user experience talks. I try to go every other year. The conference was great and the organizers did a good […]

How To Debug CSS

Some quick notes and links for the talk I gave at WordCamp Vancouver about Debugging CSS. Edit: You can now watch a recording of

Mobile First Is Performance First

Tonight I spoke at Vancouver Web Performance Meetup and I promised to share my slides so here they are: Mobile First Is Performance First from Stephanie Hobson If what you’re really after are the links, let me save you a bit of time: Patrick Hamann – Building theguardian.com (slides) and Breaking News at 1000ms (video) […]

Conference Debrief: Smashing Conference Whistler 2014

A few weeks ago Smashing Conference came to Whistler. This caliber of conference comes to Canada infrequently so I couldn’t not go ;) The conference As good as I hoped it would be. A mix of strategy and near future technology examples. My Favourite Talk Building the next-generation of theguardian.com, by Patrick Hamann Slides The […]

Making Websites Better for Everyone

There’s a few different versions of my talk floating around now. I’m really excited and humbled to hear that people have been making changes to the way the work in response to something I said. The most detailed (and longest) version of my talk is available to watch on WordPress TV. My first slide deck […]

Intro to Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager (GTM) is still pretty new as I write this. Stuff is still changing so I’m going to try to focus on techniques rather than step by step instructions (but I have some of those too). What is GTM You include a code snippet from GTM on your site which, among other things, […]

Accessibility with CSS: Making Websites Better for Everyone

Last night I spoke at the Style & Class Meetup about Accessibility and CSS. Posting the slides here for posterity: Accessibility with CSS: Making Website Better for Everyone Resources Intro to Accessibility WCAG Validator Intro to ARIA :Focus and keyboard accessibility High contrast CSS Sprites Bullet Proof Accessible Icon Fonts The Offscreen Class Floating Form […]

A Matter of Semantics

Adapted from a blog post on Web Services’ blog at BCIT, the audience was our content community: people who contribute content using the CMS, with little to no technical experience. Once, as part of a “getting to know you” activity at summer camp, I played a game where I was given a drawing and another […]

HTML5 Forms OF DOOM

I spoke at an HTML5 Code Camp the other day on HTML5 forms because HTML5 forms are cool! They’re so cool you can use most of them today anywhere you have a text field to increase functionality for your users! HTML5 Forms OF DOOM from stephaniehobson Download the slides. Sample form. Finished form (no peeking). […]

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