Submitted by Douglas T on December 11, 2008 - 3:28pm
W3C Web Standard Defines Accessibility for Next Generation Web
Today W3C announces a new standard that will help Web designers and developers create sites that better meet the needs of users with disabilities and older users. Drawing on extensive experience and community feedback, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 improve upon W3C's groundbreaking initial standard for accessible Web content.
Submitted by Douglas T on November 29, 2008 - 7:10am
I was putting together a list of resources that I regularly use for someone, and I thought it might be helpful for someone else.
Submitted by Douglas T on September 13, 2008 - 9:42pm
I'm still using the CSS Menu Writer that I got to evaluate. I have to say it's very slick. I'm working on a WordPress site that I hope to reveal soon, and it came in very handy. I've worked on tabbed navigation with CSS before, but this was relatively painless. A few quick menu adjustments and it gave me a set of beautiful tabbed menus. Of course it's never quite that easy.
Submitted by Douglas T on September 3, 2008 - 11:14pm
If you are a site designer, or a site owner, you will at some point need to evaluate a site. Do the bones of the site stand up, or it is a screaming wreck hidden behind a pretty facade? The first thing I do is look at the source code. Beautiful code isn't the final answer on site testing, but it's a place to start. Is it table based, or a CSS layout? A table based layout should put up a warning flag. Table based layouts are outdated... you can do better. You want CSS. It's more adaptable, and more accessible to a wide range of technologies.
Submitted by Douglas T on July 29, 2008 - 9:54am
Submitted by Douglas T on July 29, 2008 - 8:56am
A List Apart - The Survey, 2008
Calling all designers, developers, information architects, project managers, writers, editors, marketers, and everyone else who makes websites. It is time once again to pool our information so as to begin sketching a true picture of the way our profession is practiced worldwide.
It's a very well written survey in my opinion. If you are a design professional, go help them out and take the survey.
Submitted by Douglas T on July 2, 2008 - 9:04am
Submitted by Douglas T on May 15, 2008 - 10:16am
The nice people at WebAssist.com are letting me try out their new CSS Menu Writer extension for Dreamweaver. I got a demonstration of it yesterday, and I've been putting it though it's paces this morning. It is exactly what the title would suggest, a CSS menu writer. Working through four tabbed menus, you can easily create fairly complex, and valid CSS menus. I'm very impressed with it so far. The extension works well, and is quite intuitive.
Submitted by Douglas T on April 24, 2008 - 8:41am
IE 6 actually had the best CSS support of any browser when it first came out... SEVEN YEARS AGO. - CSS-Tricks
Chris Coyier at CSS Tricks has written a very nice piece on IE6 CSS bugs. Anyone who's dealt with these will appreciate this list. Anyone who's fought with them and didn't know what they were will appreciate them more.
Submitted by Douglas T on April 2, 2008 - 9:09am