Archive for the 'Red Sweater News' Category

Accessible Crosswords

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Many years ago, I set out to make my Mac crossword app, Black Ink, accessible to VoiceOver users. I failed. The assistive technology on macOS at the time simply did not seem up to the task for mapping the complex, two-dimensional, nested hierarchy of a crossword puzzle into a form that could be meaningfully conveyed […]

Improving the WordPress API

Friday, May 24th, 2019

Some MarsEdit customers may have run across a problem where posts that were published as “Draft” posts to WordPress end up getting stuck with the original draft publish date as the actual publish date when the post is changed to Published. I took on the task of identifying the source of this problem and fixing […]

MarsEdit’s Secret Title Bar Preference

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

Michael Tsai wrote today about the accessibility challenges presented by Mac toolbars that do not have text labels. These are an unfortunate consequence of opting for macOS’s “no titlebar” style appearance, which has become increasingly popular in recent years. As Michael points out, MarsEdit is among the apps that has embraced it. This is how […]

MarsEdit 4.3.2: Fixing the Fuzzy Icons

Friday, May 17th, 2019

MarsEdit 4.3.2 is now available at the MarsEdit home page and on the Mac App Store. This update primarily addresses a problem that snuck in to the app recently, causing the icons for some blogs to appear blurry in the main window side panel, and in the Preferences list. It also includes a couple other […]