Talk at TagCamp lead by Marshall Kirkpatrick People don’t tag multiples: Using tags like folders is like drawing Venn diagrams with no overlapping circles — possible, but so destructive of the value of the system as to make the effort pointless. — Clay Shirky Analogies LC subject headings apply as many as are appropriate for [...]
Tag Archives: accessibility
An Ok/Cancel comic from last year provides a comment on John Grubner’s gripes about Linux usablity. The missing fourth panel should have ESR explaining that if everyone were armed, Open Source Software would be usable due to the threat of retribution by disgruntled users.
Tomas Jogin takes a swing at template systems. How to hide CSS from IE 5 Mac, at least until people stop using IE for Mac. Norman Walsh joins the rest of us CSS zealots.
Jon Udell’s OSCOM keynote inspired me to do fast rewrite of the weblog display code to provide better page titles. That change will go live later today or tomorrow.
I’ve posted the collective notes of Jed Hartman, David Levine, Connie Toebe, Tisha Turk, and myself in preparation for the Building Attractive Web Pages panel at WisCon 27.
I’m looking forward to reading Jeffrey Zeldman’s new book.
Everyone needs to learn how to be graceful in failure. Web sites, lacking sapience and emotion, need much more help in this.
Nice discussion at Jeremy Zawodny’s blog on URL design in the context of Yahoo’s stock tickers. Read the comments.
Today’s Meet the Makers conference was worth the effort to get up to the City on a Monday morning. The interviews with the people behind large sites — Shiva Shivakumar of Google, and Steve Weinstein of Vicinity — were an excellent contrast in building the data for your site, or integrating several existing databases. Jeff [...]
Mazel Tov for Wired News, who moved their site design to CSS and XHTML.
The Weblog panel was well attended. Thanks to Dori and Tom, Lisa, Lucy, Anita, and Theresa and Patrick for a great, but exhausting time. We had a surpise member in the audience. Usability guru Jakob Nielsen dropped in on the panel. I ran into him this afternoon between panels and introduced myself. He’s an avid [...]
I installed the Mozilla 1.1 beta yesterday and was pleased to see the LinkBar is back by default!
Mark Pilgrim and Ward Willats responded to my hissing at using hacks to support Netscape 4.x. Mark said that it’s easier to get people to listen to and support accessible design if you don’t tell them to scrap Netscape. And if you want to be agressive, just use @import. Unfortunately, Mark pointed out that IE [...]
In Mark Pilgrim’s otherwise great series on making your site accessible, he’s done something I think developers should not do: hinge a key feature to a bug in Netscape 4.x. The sooner everyone stops supporting NS 4.x, the sooner people will get off their arses and replace it with a real browser. And you’ve put [...]
[ via Zeldman ] Ed Swindelles’ easycomply is a PHP class you can install on your server to generate the appropriate elements and doctypes for your pages. Style Question: does one say “x element”, “<x> element”, or “<x /> element”? Update: A couple of readers responded to this one.