Archive for the 'Accessibility' Category

Joe Clark’s IceWeb 2006 Transcriptions

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

“If it was a bit warmer in Iceland and I was a bit richer”
Joe Clark has been good enough to provide transcriptions of the IceWeb 2006 Conference providing a rich read for the weekend. Great stuff.
IceWeb 2006 Introductions, State of the Web 2006 by Molly Holzschlag, Redesign Redux: Behind the Steering Wheel by Kelly Goto, […]

Vitamin - A Week For Collaborative Blogs

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

“We need good sources of reliable and varifiable information”
Collaborative blogs are great if you can get them to work. Gaining support, content, agreement and editorial balance all must be extremely hard. Last week Bite Size Standards came out with an initial flurry of activity and now we have Vitamin which is a resource for web […]

Bite Size Standards

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

“A resource where you can incrementally become a whole lot smarter over time”
The must subscribe site of the day of course is the launch of Bite Size Standards which aims to have many highly skilled authors submitting small bites of information which are highly digestible. Long tutorials won’t be found but even better is a […]

Annual CSS Naked Day - Playboy Braille Edition

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

“A post over on Cool Hunting about Braille Playboy“
If you missed the styless layout today first I can only say its temporary and on purpose. Thanks to a guy called Dustin Diaz who thought up the idea of having a CSS Naked Day starting today. It takes major clout and traffic to get something like […]

Government CMS Found Lacking

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

“The average manager isn’t going to be able to output good content for the web”
Roger Johansson has posted an article dear to my sensibilities today - Content Management Systems used by public sector websites found lacking - which discusses the findings of a Swedish report into Swedish public sector websites. I think a lot of […]

Accessibility Evaluation

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

“Shows why 456 Berea Street is a valuable bookmark on every developer’s workstation”
The must read of today of course is Roger Johansson’s third and final installment in the Evaluating Website Accessibility series - Part 3: Digging Deeper. This is a great little series and shows why 456 Berea Street is a valuable bookmark on every […]

Smokin’ Joe On PAS 78

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

“He states this document is 85% there and could be fixed with a rewrite”
Too cheap to pay for a document like the PAS 78 myself I’ve been waiting for some critical comment on it before prying my cold little fingers apart for that tiny bit of cash. Hey I’ve been ripped before so I’m a […]

Standard Comment Form Versus User

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

“They’re analogue newbies in the digital blogosphere”
We do some free Non Profit Organisation work here for the Hunter Island Press Inc - Linden is a member and their Web Mistress - and the main benefit that comes back to me is the access to fresh input from analogue minds on why stuff doesn’t work. Or […]

Accessibility Evaluation

Friday, March 17th, 2006

“Part Two puts forward 9 Basic Checkpoints“
Roger Johansson has written the second part of his three part series on Evaluating Web Site Accessibility and like all good basic truths its a must read for anyone designing, constructing or even vaguely interested in web development. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard one or several […]

Web Standards Project Redesign

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

“A nice clean validating XHTML interface”
The Web Standards Project (WaSP) have redesigned - and as I hadn’t heard a murmur on any of the general trough feeding posts it was probably one of the best kept secrets (from me at least) for the first quarter of this year. So score one was the surprise factor. […]