Archive for Accessibility

Accessibility of pre-filled input fields

In the last few days I found myself facing a tough question: are pre-filled input fields considered accessible yet? It took me some time, asking my colleagues and consulting accessibility experts, to find out a possible answer.

Using flexible CSS layouts to keep your content in order of priority

Keeping the content in order of priority improves the accessibility of your pages. How to use CSS to achieve any column layout, while keeping the most relevant content highest on the page?

50 Questions to Evaluate Your Website

Carsten Cumbrowsky’s article on Search Engine Journal provide us a long and pretty list of questions that a website owner should ask himself about his website. I think it could hardly be considered a final list… so, as the author himself suggested, feel free to discuss about it!

Pure CSS MiniAdv

We’ve received quite a number of emails from designers who want to know how our MiniAdv banner works. Is it a JavaScript, a PHP solution, a server-side application? No, it’s even more simple. It’s CSS. Here we’d like to explain it in details!

Semantic Web Markup for Blogs

Chris Pearson decided to publish the essential guide to semantic Web markup for blogs. Learn it, live it, and benefit from it.

@media 2007 podcasts

Podcasts from this year’s @media (London, June 7th-8th) are now available, including audio and slides.

Introduction to screen readers and screen magnifiers

Roger Johansson tell us on 456 Berea Street that the best way of explaining how people actually use assistive technology is by watching experienced users.

Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta for IE

Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta for Internet Explorer is now available. It provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages.

User Style Sheets Come of Age

From an accessibility point of view, user style sheet is a powerful tool for people with a vision impairment. But per-site user style sheet could be useful also for customising the aspect of common use applications.

Dynamics Tables with TableKit

Sortable, resizable, editable and accessible tables? Now it is possible using TableKit, a collection of HTML table enhancements based on the Prototype framework

Grade your website: 31 free online tests

Avviva Directory provides a useful list containing 31 interesting tools for “grading” your website: code validation, accessibility, speed, browser simulators and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Web Form Design Best Practices

To improve the content of his next book (pubblication date: winter 2008), Luke Wroblewski has created a blog to talk about the design of Web Forms, the most crucial online interactions.

About Web Standards

A comprehensive explanation of what is comprised in the term and what not. At the end of the article, a list of resources for learning more.

Bulletproof stylish link buttons

Roger Johansson, author of 456 Berea Street, explain us how to create elegant, resizable and accessible link buttons with Css.

News and Articles

@media 2009 London

One day to go! What is considered one of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring web events around, will take place in London on Tue 25th and Fri 26th.

12 examples of mind-blowing websites

Web designers struggle every day to create impressive and usable websites, but what makes the difference between a good and functional product and a mind-blowing one?

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Recommended Books

Bulletproof Web Design

Bulletproof Web DesignStandards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components.

Web Standards Creativity

Web Standards Creativity10 web design lessons from 10 of the worlds best web designers: cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques.

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