RE: [WSG] [OT] Google search/index/webmaster help

2009-11-02 Thread michael.brockington
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From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org]
On Behalf Of Philippe Wittenbergh
Sent: 01 November 2009 23:05
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] [OT] Google search/index/webmaster help

  Because that file is being served as 'text/html' instead 
  of 'text/xml' as it should. 
  That is server misconfiguration. 
I agree that this is technically incorrect, but hardly unusual.


  I'm not surprised Googlebot doesn't pick it up.
I would be absolutely flabbergasted if Google ignored it purely because
of that.
Google has a strong history of being pragmatic; they _want_ to use this
file; why would you expect them to ignore a file with the right name,
the right kind of content, in the right place?

As an aside, how many robots.txt do you think get served up as text/html
?

Regards,
Mike


Mike Brockington
Web Development Specialist

www.calcResult.com
www.stephanieBlakey.me.uk
www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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[WSG] Looking for Images

2009-11-02 Thread Marvin Hunkin
hi.
doing a world war veterans club website.
actually updating it.
so was wondering, looking for images, of icons, logos, ships, planes, sub 
marines, flags, pictures of men , woman.
and could spend years trolling via google images.
so i would ask.
where i could find royalty free images.
that is accessible with a screen reader.
cheers Marvin. 




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[ADMIN] THREAD COSED Re: [WSG] Looking for Images

2009-11-02 Thread Lea de Groot

This thread is closed as off topic for this list.
Should you wish to help the OP, please reply off list.

warmly,
Lea


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[WSG] updated website feedback

2009-11-02 Thread Marvin Hunkin
hi.
sorry to have bothered people with the last message.
must have had a brain fade and did not mean to go to their.
totally forgot i had sent that.
so sorry about that.
now have revamped my joe's fruit shop and a friend helped me out editing the 
images.
and giving me some pointers.
so have redesigned the site.
feedback please?
before i move on to fixing my next project.
which is the Corvette Veterans Club Site.
cheers Marvin.

www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/ 




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RE: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

2009-11-02 Thread Tatham Oddie
Yes, I love the accessible nature of a long string of non-descript asterisks
instead of a simple horizontal rule element.

 


Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

blog:  http://tath.am/ tath.am

au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 422 7068, skype: tathamoddie,
landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

current project:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

 

-Original Message-
From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of Felix Miata
Sent: Thursday, 29 October 2009 11:28 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

 

On 2009/10/28 17:37 (GMT-0400) kris wright composed:

 

 email clients vary

 wildly in their HTML rendering capabilities, and on occasion actually 

 modify your HTML code makes things even more confusing.

 

Email is supposed to be text communication. Web pages are web pages. If you
want your email recipients to reliably see web pages nearly as you intend
for them to look, have them open them in their web browsers instead of their
email clients. Make the email 100% plain text only, and provide in the email
a URL to the HTML (and CSS) formatted version on your web host.

 

Most HTML email that arrives here is redirected to the bit bucket, since
HTML in email is a highly favored spammer malware delivery method. Whatever
HTML email doesn't reach the bit bucket is seen as (big enough to read)
plain text anyway, courtesy of my email app, which has been directed to show
all messages only as plain text.

-- 

   A patriot without religion . . . is as great a

paradox, as an honest man without the fear of God. . . .

2nd U.S. President, John
Adams

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

 

Felix Miata  ***   http://fm.no-ip.com/ http://fm.no-ip.com/

 

 

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RE: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

2009-11-02 Thread Tatham Oddie
Campaign Monitor, the company behind the ESP have more great resources on
their own site as well:

 

http://www.campaignmonitor.com/resources/

 

I highly recommend all of their content because I know there's a huge amount
of effort that goes into all the associated research and cross-client
testing.

 

 


Thanks,

 

Tatham Oddie

blog:  http://tath.am/ tath.am

au mob: +61 414 275 989, us cell: +1 213 422 7068, skype: tathamoddie,
landline: +61 2 8011 3982, fax: +61 2 9475 5172

current project:  http://tixi.com.au/ tixi.com.au - Ticketing without the
dramas

 

From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
Behalf Of S.R. Emerson
Sent: Thursday, 29 October 2009 9:06 AM
To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
Subject: Re: [WSG] Accessibility and HTML Emails

 

You can have a look at The Email Standards Project
http://www.email-standards.org/ for information.

 

Also, if you want to build a set of guidelines that will work in the future,
you might want to read these two:

Microsoft to ignore web standards in Outlook 2010 - enough is enough
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-to-ignore-web-standards
/
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-to-ignore-web-standards/

 

Microsoft responds to our call for standards support
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-respond-to-our-call-for
-standards-support/
http://www.email-standards.org/blog/entry/microsoft-respond-to-our-call-for-
standards-support/

 

S. Emerson
Accrete Web Solutions
 http://www.accretewebsolutions.ca http://www.accretewebsolutions.ca
On Twitter:  http://twitter.com/accrete http://twitter.com/accrete

 


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Re: [WSG] updated website feedback

2009-11-02 Thread Chris F.A. Johnson
On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Marvin Hunkin wrote:

 hi.
 sorry to have bothered people with the last message.
 must have had a brain fade and did not mean to go to their.
 totally forgot i had sent that.
 so sorry about that.
 now have revamped my joe's fruit shop and a friend helped me out editing the 
 images.
 and giving me some pointers.
 so have redesigned the site.
 feedback please?
 before i move on to fixing my next project.
 which is the Corvette Veterans Club Site.
 cheers Marvin.
 
 www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/ 

Errors found while checking this document as XHTML 1.0 Transitional!
Result: 23 Errors
Address:http://www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/


   There is a horizontal scroll bar if my browser window is less than
   ~1000px.

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   ===
   Author:
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
   Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)


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Re: [WSG] updated website feedback

2009-11-02 Thread ben kahans
I think you can  lose the  margin at the top of the page and make the page
go hard up to the top of the browser window - the idea could work better if
the background were white (not that pale green).  And yes, validate - marked
up like a dog - woof!

Cheers

Ben

www.jumpingdogdesign.com.au





On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:02 AM, Chris F.A. Johnson ch...@cfajohnson.comwrote:

 On Mon, 2 Nov 2009, Marvin Hunkin wrote:

  hi.
  sorry to have bothered people with the last message.
  must have had a brain fade and did not mean to go to their.
  totally forgot i had sent that.
  so sorry about that.
  now have revamped my joe's fruit shop and a friend helped me out editing
 the
  images.
  and giving me some pointers.
  so have redesigned the site.
  feedback please?
  before i move on to fixing my next project.
  which is the Corvette Veterans Club Site.
  cheers Marvin.
 
  www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/

 Errors found while checking this document as XHTML 1.0 Transitional!
 Result: 23 Errors
 Address:http://www.raulferrer.com/joe/html/


   There is a horizontal scroll bar if my browser window is less than
   ~1000px.

 --
   Chris F.A. Johnson, webmaster http://woodbine-gerrard.com
   ===
   Author:
   Shell Scripting Recipes: A Problem-Solution Approach (2005, Apress)
   Pro Bash Programming: Scripting the GNU/Linux Shell (2009, Apress)


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