Archived posts, October 2006

False accessibility claims on public sector websites

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.

Posted on October 2, 2006 in Accessibility

Inline quotations: use q elements or not?

Should Web designers and Web authors use q elements to mark up inline quotations or not? Opinions differ.

Posted on October 3, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility, Web Standards

Accessibility for all vs. for people with disabilities

Let's stop the pointless arguing about what Web accessibility is and help each other make the Web a better place.

Posted on October 4, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility

CSS Validator colour warnings are not errors

Messages about missing colours or background-colours are not errors and can often safely be ignored.

Posted on October 5, 2006 in CSS

Full Flash websites and SEO

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.

Posted on October 6, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility, Search Engine Optimisation

Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance (Book review)

An excellent and very well-written book that explains the various aspects of Web accessibility in depth.

Posted on October 10, 2006 in Reviews, Accessibility

Afraid of CSS and valid code? Read this.

Twelve lessons to learn while going from table based layouts to mastering CSS.

Posted on October 11, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS, Web Standards

Opening new windows with JavaScript, version 1.2

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.

Posted on October 12, 2006 in JavaScript

Closing the gap between list items in IE

How to fix the list item whitespace bug in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

Posted on October 16, 2006 in Browsers, CSS

Barrier-free Web design, a.k.a. Web accessibility 2.0

An attempt to explain why we believe that including everybody does not risk excluding people with disabilities.

Posted on October 24, 2006 in Accessibility

Useful tips for writing efficient CSS

Ten useful tips for writing CSS that is better, more efficient, and easier to maintain.

Posted on October 25, 2006 in Quicklinks, CSS

Best practices for the Mobile Web

Much of the advice intended to provide a better user experience for users of handheld devices will also improve accessibility in other contexts.

Posted on October 26, 2006 in Accessibility

New W3C working group to improve HTML

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.

Posted on October 30, 2006 in (X)HTML, Web Standards

Accessibility statements or Site help pages?

Perhaps it is time to replace accessibility statements with site help pages that are less technical.

Posted on October 31, 2006 in Quicklinks, Accessibility