Pairing with Community Member Rafi

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On , DEV Community member Rafi joined Christina and I on the pairing stream to work on improving some accessibility issues in the onboarding for a Forem instance, e.g. DEV onboarding.

Here is the issue that we were working on.

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On this stream, we covered:

  • accessibility issues currently affecting the onboarding process in a Forem instance
  • we figured out why hyperlinks in labels were not focusable. Turns out setting the CSS property display with the value contents was the culprit. This was in the explanation of the usage of the contents value for the display CSS property in the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN) docs -- "Due to a bug in browsers this will currently remove the element from the accessibility tree — screen readers will not look at what's inside. See the Accessibility concerns section below for more details."
  • part of the fix was exploring part of codebase's SASS that was using @extend as well as we were trying to figure out where a margin-top was being set.
  • We had a bit of a setback with Rafi's web server dying for some reason, but we were still able to make do. That's the beauty of live coding. Unpredictable. 😎

Moira from Schitt's Creek saying "One never knows what may hapen"

Thanks again for coming on the stream Rafi!

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