Tag: Accessibility

Will Page Zoom Prove Relative Units Less Useful?

With browser manufacturers beginning to default to page zoom, will relative units be phased out?

Posted: March 31, 2008

Designing Web Navigation Book Review

The navigation design for a website is a big deal. I surf the Internet, and it seems to me that everyone would be quite a bit better off had more Web designers taken the time to read a book like this. Site navigation is the primary way readers are able to interact with information presented in a website. Therefore, a site navigation deserves to have some serious thought behind it. Designing Web Navigation by James Kalbach is an extensive resource on this very subject.

Posted: January 21, 2008

Can we do Better than Dropdowns? Is there even a Problem?

Are dropdown navigations on websites a usability nightmare? Is there a better way to implement a comprehensive site navigation?

Posted: October 29, 2007

Current Events: Accessibility Importance and Downloadable Fonts

A recent legal settlement against Target legally requires the corporation to have an accessible website. This is great news! The latest nightly builds of WebKit now support the @font-face CSS rule; an interesting update to a very popular rendering engine.

Posted: October 08, 2007

Designing the Obvious – Book Review

Designing the Obvious can be put in same ring as the excellent resource Don’t Make Me Think: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability by Steve Krug, Defensive Design for the Web by Matthew Linderman with Jason Fried, as well as Prioritizing Web Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Hoa Loranger.

Posted: August 06, 2007

Is Manipulating the DOM for Presentation Acceptable?

Is manipulating the DOM to include extra markup needed to desired design elements acceptable?

Posted: July 09, 2007

Will the iPhone Affect the Mobile Web? How?

What affect (if any) will the iPhone have on the Mobile Web?

Posted: July 02, 2007

POSH: Semantic Markup for Driving Directions

Driving directions offer a lot of semantic data. This article takes the semantics of driving directions into consideration and offers discussion about how to improve structural markup of directions.

Posted: June 11, 2007

When Readers Choose to Use Their Own Style

User style sheets can sometimes interfere with author CSS. Most commonly, users don’t create their own style sheet due to the requirement of a working CSS knowledge. Automated scripts adding custom style sheets for users changes things up a bit, however.

Posted: March 26, 2007

Source Order Can Create Usability Disasters

Source order is often overlooked, but can have disastrous effects on usability.

Posted: February 12, 2007