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Springheel and Favicons

This started out as an F.A.Q. entry in the Springheel, but ended up a bit more complex than I'd expected. The short version is:

  • Springheel itself does not and cannot add favicons to generated sites.
  • This is unlikely to change for the foreseeable future.
  • You do (theoretically) have the ability to hack a favicon in on your own, but I can't offer much in the way of support.

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[CSS] Changing Image Opacity, Even for Keyboard Navigators

This is a method for, with only a bit of CSS, making images (e.g. thumbnail images that link to full-size versions) semi-transparent, and then making them opaque when active. The latter part means that even readers who navigate with the keyboard will be able to see the opaque thumbnail.

Not an exceptionally difficult trick, and of questionable use -- but it improves accessibility and fixed a problem over which I was tearing my hair out, so I thought it might come in handy for someone else.

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