Tag: Accessibility

Current Events: IE7 and Google

Catching up on some recent changes to Internet Explorer and a new Google search which takes accessibility into account with search results.

Posted: July 31, 2006

Calendar Semantics: Table or List

Many times, when a developer first begins to use proper HTML and CSS for markup and style, he or she has a tendency to disown tables and avoid their use at all cost. While thinking that way can allow a developer to discover many creative ways of using the newfound power of CSS, it can put someone at a severe disadvantage.

Posted: July 24, 2006

Giving Control with Accesskeys

As a site developer, you truly have the most control over the presentation and usage of any project you’re working on. That is, unless your client feels equally. It is up to you how the navigation will work, where design elements are placed, and how the site content is conveyed to the user. With that […]

Posted: May 29, 2006

Don’t Neglect the title Attribute

If it is one thing that I find myself forgetting when initially marking up a document, it is to make effective use of the title attribute in anchors. I think the title attribute is one of those things that gets pushed aside due to the fact that it is seen as tedious by some. I […]

Posted: April 10, 2006

Semantic Image Use

Semantic markup often holds more value than meets the eye. When practicing semantics with your markup, a byproduct is increased accessibility, decent base search engine optimization, and a boost to usability. The use of images in development is sometimes a gray area for new developers. The beauty of CSS is the ability to separate content […]

Posted: March 20, 2006

Effective Style with em

Using relative font sizes for Web design can be a great benefit to both the developer and the reader. Read about using em for font size.

Posted: March 13, 2006

Google vs. Web Standards – Part 2

In continuance of Part 1: How could Google better their situation? First, a step back needs to be taken and the overall picture needs to be dissected. What is Google offering? To put it simply, Google’s main founding purpose was to offer the best search engine on the Web. Looking further into Google’s mission statement, […]

Posted: March 06, 2006

Google vs. Web Standards – Part 1

According to Google’s Company Overview: “Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.” Google is arguably the most widely used search engine ever. According to the Nielsen NetRatings from SearchEngine Watch, Google accounted for 46.3% of search engine traffic in November of 2005. We can all safely assume […]

Posted: February 26, 2006