Archive for the 'Accessibility' Category

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. […]

Shadforths - A Constructive Look

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

“Its an important rule of thumb never to use JavaScript to achieve critical functions”
The new Shadforths site is an interesting example and I’m not going to standardista cane it (not as such anyway) but I would like to constructively run through some of the elements I see as needing improvement. That being said we see […]

Validation - Work Tool And Site Test

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

“I do agree that validation isn’t the be-all and end-all of things”
OK tired subject but I thought a bit after reading Molly E. Holzschlag’s How To Sniff Out a Rotten Standardista and reread an old article [a very interesting article] from Mike Davidson called March To Your Own Standard and mixed all of that in […]

Alternative Text In A CMS

Friday, February 24th, 2006

“Buying a CMS doesn’t mean its less of a web site”
I’m interested in the Content Management System (CMS) side of things at the moment but more from the point of content creation within such a system and how they are often sold on as easy auto-publishing to “do it themselves”. OK I’ve got issues with […]

Russ Weakley - Be Courteous Or Leave

Monday, February 13th, 2006

“A playpen for 12 to 20 hardcore specification readers”
I remember when the Web Standards Group mailing list was younger it seemed more focused on helping people adopt and understand web standards. In the past year the few times I’ve raised my head with a question I’ve either been ignored or berated on or off the […]

Never Over Estimate The Audience

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

“MOST of our friends don’t use the computer at all”
We had a couple of emails flow in earlier in the week from some people who were having legitimate problems with knowing how to use the comment form on a WordPress blog. These are the rare enough breed of non-computer users who would be great to […]