Archived posts, October 2006
Far too often, public sector websites falsely claim that they are accessible after paying tax money to web agencies that do not know what accessibility is.
Should Web designers and Web authors use q elements to mark up inline quotations or not? Opinions differ.
Let’s stop the pointless arguing about what Web accessibility is and help each other make the Web a better place.
Messages about missing colours or background-colours are not errors and can often safely be ignored.
A well-thought-out and easy-to-understand flow-chart that is helpful when trying to assess how a full-Flash site will affect SEO and accessibility.
If you use Gmail to contact someone and don’t get a reply, it could be because their mail server has been blacklisted by Google.
An excellent and very well-written book that explains the various aspects of Web accessibility in depth.
Twelve lessons to learn while going from table based layouts to mastering CSS.
A new window script that uses object literal notation for better portability and lets you choose which attribute-value pairs will open links in new windows.
How to fix the list item whitespace bug in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.
Training courses in Web standards and accessibility for Web designers and developers in Sweden, in Swedish.
A new validation and link checking service that is very likely to tell you things you did not know about your site.
The release version of Internet Explorer 7 is now available for download from Microsoft.
It looks like Firefox 2 has been released and is available for download.
An attempt to explain why we believe that including everybody does not risk excluding people with disabilities.
Ten useful tips for writing CSS that is better, more efficient, and easier to maintain.
Much of the advice intended to provide a better user experience for users of handheld devices will also improve accessibility in other contexts.
W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee acknowledges that HTML needs to be kept alive. Making people use XML failed, so a new working group will gradually improve HTML.
Perhaps it is time to replace accessibility statements with site help pages that are less technical.
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