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Accessible PDF: A Strategic Review

7/11/2005 @ 21:55 UTC

Isofarro : Accessible PDF: A Strategic Review - Interesting to see a juxtaposition between this April 2004 piece and Joe Clark's thorough article on the same subject at AlistApart.

Implementing a holistic approach to e-learning accessibility

6/11/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Isofarro : Implementing a holistic approach to e-learning accessibility - 'The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has developed guidelines that help to ensure that Web resources can be accessed by people with disabilities. However, this paper argues that there is a need for a more sophisticated

Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution?

5/11/2005 @ 02:55 UTC

Isofarro : Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution? - A method for running long jobs without the browser hanging around.

Simon Willison : Web bugs for job scheduling: hack or solution? - HarryF reviews ingenious PHP tricks for simulating cron.

Matthew M. Boedicker : routing around shared web hosting restrictions

Clacksweb Accessible to All

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Clacksweb Accessible to All - Clackmannanshire is the first local authority to receive the Shaw Trust accessibility accreditation. Shaw Trust is a pan-disability organisation, testing with a range of different disabilities.

Shaw Trust Prologue

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Shaw Trust Prologue - Dan Champion talks about the work done before the Shaw Trust audit took place. An interesting look at accessibility inside local government.

Web Standards Compliance and Web Application Development (plus Microsoft Visual Studio)

4/11/2005 @ 19:56 UTC

Isofarro : Web Standards Compliance and Web Application Development (plus Microsoft Visual Studio) - Nathanael Boehm, in light of the Disney shambles and his own experiences, describes why web designers and developers are still making bad choices and regressing sites to 1996 techniques.

An Open Letter to Disney Store UK

3/11/2005 @ 23:56 UTC

Isofarro : An Open Letter to Disney Store UK - Disney UK botches up their website design, degenerating from valid and accessible site back to an old-skool development practices of a decade ago.

How to build a Maps Mash-up

3/11/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : How to build a Maps Mash-up - How to build a Maps Mash-up: good stuff from Dan

Isofarro : How to build a Maps Mash-up - By Dan Theurer - using Yahoo Maps API. Looks very elegant. The core of Yahoo Maps is essentially a JavaScript file that handles the rendering of the map and the user-interaction. There's also a handy function for adding HTML flavoured markers to the map.

UK Resources for Web Accessibility and the Law

1/11/2005 @ 10:56 UTC

Isofarro : UK Resources for Web Accessibility and the Law - Joe Clark: 'Martin Sloan’s site with *exhaustive* listings of Web-accessibility legislation' (via Joe Clark's del.icio.us feed)

out-law: Travel sites fail to deliver on web accessibility

27/10/2005 @ 13:57 UTC

Isofarro : out-law: Travel sites fail to deliver on web accessibility - 'There is a commercial incentive to open travel websites to all internet users. According to Government figures, UK residents made over 61 million trips abroad in 2003, spending over 28 billion pounds. And in the first quarter of 2005, 58% of adults in th

Shaw Trust User Testing

21/10/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Isofarro : Shaw Trust User Testing - Dan Champion gives us an insight to the pan-disability accessibility test as carried out by the Shaw Trust.

FBI puts stop to spam king

16/10/2005 @ 22:56 UTC

Isofarro : FBI puts stop to spam king - Alan Ralsky, a permanent fixture in Spamhaus' ROKSO lists, gets raided by the FBI and puts him out of business

Form Help without Popups

14/10/2005 @ 01:57 UTC

Isofarro : Form Help without Popups - Gez introduces a method of presenting form help information inside of a form. Using footnotes as a solid foundation and using unobtrusive JavaScript to reposition the field help immediately after the text field.

Lists and Screen Readers

14/10/2005 @ 01:57 UTC

Isofarro : Lists and Screen Readers - Mel does some screen reader user testing of ordered lists and reaches the conclusion: 'Use ordered lists by all means but please stay away from roman numerals. No matter how attractive they may appear within a graphical browser, they will almost certainly

A History of Apple's Lisa, 1979-1986

12/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Isofarro : A History of Apple's Lisa, 1979-1986 - The successor to the Apple II implemented Xerox PARC technology of GUI interfaces. Overpriced and eclipsed by the Macintosh which was released a year later.

I'm terribly sorry, but that's not my problem

11/10/2005 @ 21:57 UTC

Isofarro : I'm terribly sorry, but that's not my problem - Joe Clark lists the screenreader problems a web developer shouldn't have to worry about. These are most certainly problems screen reader manufacturers should be addressing.

Four different ways to test Web accessibility

11/10/2005 @ 21:56 UTC

Isofarro : Four different ways to test Web accessibility - Joe Clark summarises a comparative study in accessibility testing: Expert web developers with screen readers caught the highest number of accessibility errors.

Ten questions for Patrick Lauke

11/10/2005 @ 09:55 UTC

Isofarro : Ten questions for Patrick Lauke - Redux runs the gauntlet, talking about his zen garden entries and his role within the WaSP Accessibility Task Force.

Web directories with XOXO and XSL

4/10/2005 @ 16:56 UTC

Isofarro : Web directories with XOXO and XSL - Les Orchard brings together a few bits of HTML and microformats as complete replacements or better specified alternatives to OPML for directories. Interesting to note the rel of subsection in the HTML specification.

Nokia 770 Linux Tablet

4/10/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Isofarro : Nokia 770 Linux Tablet - Impressive device. WiFi capable, running Linux, and a 800 by 480 px screen.

Air force payout cures Santa woes

30/09/2005 @ 11:55 UTC

Isofarro : Air force payout cures Santa woes - The Danish air-force has admitted to causing the death of Rudolph, one of Santa's reindeer. They have paid Santa compensation.

The New Face of Flash

27/09/2005 @ 20:56 UTC

Isofarro : The New Face of Flash - Andy Budd talks about Flash web applications. The evidence that Flash is proving itself as an application platform is growing.

PHP Form Validation System: An Object-Oriented Approach

25/09/2005 @ 13:55 UTC

Isofarro : PHP Form Validation System: An Object-Oriented Approach - A PHP equivalent of Struts ActionForms for validating form data

Introduction to the Java Portlet Specification

24/09/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

Isofarro : Introduction to the Java Portlet Specification

Line length and readability

24/09/2005 @ 10:55 UTC

Isofarro : Line length and readability - Roger Johansson rounds-up the new information about line lengths.

Paul Hammond : Line length and readability | 456 Berea Street - longer lines may not be that bad for on-screen readability after all

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