Tag: Accessibility

I Need to Pay More Attention to My Headings

Headings are semantically useful for accessibility, usability, and readability. They’re very important in outlining a document structure and thought should be put into their inclusion and use.

Posted: February 05, 2007

My Development and Design Process

Inspired by a post put together from Jonathan Snook, here’s a look into my development process.

Posted: January 29, 2007

Site Testing with Text Based Browsers

I can’t stress enough how important it is to keep tabs on yourself by properly testing your site in various environments. Cross platform, cross browser, and also just as important: cross technology. Many times, developers feel that if their disable the style of the document and see it naked. Another method I use on any […]

Posted: December 18, 2006

Standards, Semantics, Accessibility, and HTML Email

You can love email, you can hate email. An opinion can vary from one extreme to the other when asking any group of people, but almost everyone using the Internet spends part of their day sending, receiving, and reading email. One thing that the majority can agree on is having a dislike for HTML emails. […]

Posted: December 04, 2006

Making the Best of Video Using Flash

Including any form of multimedia within a website has an ugly history behind it. Browser inconsistencies, required third party plugins, and the need for a proper codec made including multimedia a true problem. Even worse, it made it very difficult for any potential readers to successfully view your media. By far the most difficult piece […]

Posted: November 27, 2006

Flash, JavaScript, and Providing Alternative Content

Providing alternate content is becoming increasingly important given the rapid advancement in Web technologies. Take the extra step and provide graceful degradation for your applicable content.

Posted: November 06, 2006

My Latest Take on Image Replacement

The new design got me thinking about image replacement techniques and I think I’ve come up with a good technique for solving the problem of readers with images disabled and CSS enabled.

Posted: October 23, 2006

Helping Your User With tabindex

There are some tags and attributes within HTML that have been neglected and/or forgotten by many developers. There are many tags and attributes that you may have never heard of before, but could prove to be really useful in an upcoming project. tabindex Can Make Things Easier Many of the included tags and attributes within […]

Posted: October 09, 2006

Spread the Word About Standards

Last week there was a great article written by Roger Johansson in which he wrote about Why Standards Still Matter. Shortly thereafter another article was written by Robert Nyman who also had a few things to say about The Web Standards War. Both articles give a refreshing look into the area of writing about Web […]

Posted: September 25, 2006

A Quick Look at charset Usage

I recently took a sample from my list of bookmarks and checked to see whether or not people were using a charset in their documents. After seeing the results I thought maybe a quick overview of what a charset is may be in order. I also took into consideration the different types of charsets available to designers and developers and touched on the advantages and disadvantages of the two most common.

Posted: September 18, 2006