Christian Heilmann

A “right-click to show alt text” browser extension

September 3rd, 2020

A few days ago Amelia Bellamy-Royds asked on Twitter for a way to right-click any image and see its alternative text as a means to test web sites for accessibility problems. There are a lot of solutions already out there that do similar things. Accessibility Insights is one I keep using, but it feels like […]

Alt text overlay bookmarklet

August 27th, 2020

A few days ago my colleague Patrick Brosset tweeted that he has a fix for Chromium Devtools to allow for horizontal scrolling in the DOM view which sparked a response by Amelia Bellamy-Royds asking for a simpler way to display alternative text of images on the page. Now, there is already an improved way to […]

Fun project: Shakespeare Insult Generator

August 19th, 2020

This morning I released the Shakespeare Insult Generator based on a JPG I got sent by a friend on Facebook. There is no magic here, just a fun little project. This was the original: One interesting bit is that I made it easier on myself by pasting the image into OneNote. After waiting a bit […]

Style Stage and old people of the web

July 22nd, 2020

On the 10th of July up and coming happy person of the web Stephanie Eckles released Style Stage, which she describes as “A modern CSS showcase styled by community contributions”. It is – in essence – a well written HTML document and she asks for contributors to show what they can do with CSS to […]

Quick tip: how to make mailto: links open in Gmail in Microsoft Edge

July 20th, 2020

I like mailto: links. They worked forever and they kind of make sense. Lately there was a discussion around their usability and what can be improved, which is great. I got some good feedback on Twitter and dug a bit into our design research if there’s something in the making to make things more obvious. […]