Phone number links and accessibility

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One design challenge that used to stump me was making phone numbers accessible in the browser while still being functional. The WCAG 2.0 guidelines state: Link underlines or some other non-color visual distinction are required (when the links are discernible to those with color vision). Let’s consider for a moment...

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Nope, nope, nope, line-height is unitless

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Here’s a bit of CSS trivia that, at least on the surface, seems straightforward but that I see misused repeatedly. Let’s start with an oldie-but-goodie CSS interview question: You want the text on your website to be double-spaced by default. Which of the following line-height values is the best way...

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The front-end is...

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Originally posted on Medium; reposted and expanded further here. It’s been my experience that most front-end developers know the feeling of being mislabeled for their skills: “The front-end? Oh, that’s just wireframes and fonts and…” 😒 Yeeeeeah nope! The front-end is also: Design Yes, front-end developers design. Maybe not 100%...

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