Accessibility is not like drowning. I mean it obviously isn’t, but let me explain why I’m comparing the two. Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and there’s something I want to talk about.
An unknown unknown is something you don’t know you don’t know. When you’re just starting out with web development there are many unknown unknowns. You don’t know enough about what’s possible to know what the right way to do things is. Accessibility is one of them.
With more and more sites gaining support for dark mode and adding very pretty toggles to their design, it’s important to implement them correctly. Unfortunately most sites do not and as a result their toggle is broken.
My goal with Polypane is improving the workflow for developers and designers. The main focus is of course developing an excellent browser for developers and designers, but I’m also developing online tools that help out during development. Two of them online now are a CSS specificity calculator, and a color contrast checker. Both of them go way beyond what you expect from these types of tools.