Re: [WSG] Keyboard Tabbing no longer working in FF v11/Mac

2012-04-02 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 11:22 PM, tee weblis...@gmail.com wrote: Can anyone please confirm. http://jsbin.com/inayes/2 Tabbing through the links on a page works fine for me on FF11/Mac, both on your example page and on Facebook.com. I've never altered the default accessibility settings. -

Re: [WSG] Using ellipsis to indicate truncated overflow content

2011-11-14 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 6:49 AM, Grant Bailey grant_malcolm_bai...@westnet.com.au wrote: Is anyone able to offer suggestions as to how demonstrate to the user that overflow content has been truncated, like this (see attachment). text-overflow: ellipsis?

Re: [WSG] Desktop. Tablet. Mobile.

2011-05-06 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 7:28 PM, tee weblis...@gmail.com wrote: Oh do you want it HTML5? That will be 20% extra fee sir. ( the iwe designeri does is change the doctype). Of course not - apparently just adding a gradient is enough to catapult any web design into the stratosphere... - Matthew

Re: [WSG] Korean fonts

2010-07-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 12:33 AM, Brett Goulder brett.goul...@gmail.comwrote: font-family:돋움, Dotum, sans-serif; This should work, this is from Cyworld. ^^^ This. It's what we use for our Korean site; when we put it on I did a little research on the top Korean sites, and those selections (the

Re: [WSG] RE: Poetry needing block format but with line-breaks

2010-02-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 10:54 PM, Susie Gardner-Brown susi...@uq.edu.auwrote: Oh, thanks Jens – I forgot about that option!! I’ll give it a go . And Brad – yes I am using the br / tag, but that stops it being block-formatted ... I did some work for a poetry trust recently, and I set up two

Re: [WSG] e-mail link

2010-02-01 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 4:29 AM, Marvin Hunkin startrekc...@gmail.comwrote: what is the correct code for the subject line to appear in e-mail. please let me know. Hi Marvin, To include the email subject in a link, the code should be like this: a href=mailto:st...@apple.com?subject=nice

Re: [WSG] Accessibility does not matter!

2010-01-30 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 1:16 AM, Jason Grant ja...@flexewebs.com wrote: @Thierry I don't see how breaking a wrist has much to do with accessibility? Broken wrist = inability to use a mouse. If your site/intranet/app is not keyboard-accessible, how is that person supposed to use it? Now

Re: [WSG] How to resolve z-index problem for select box in IE 6

2010-01-27 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 7:02 AM, Brajesh Patel brajeshpate...@gmail.comwrote: I am getting Z-index problem in IE 6. back ground select box are displaying on the popup when popup appear It's nothing to do with z-index. Select dropdowns are rendered by the browser's internal system last (as

Re: [WSG] css tutorial

2010-01-15 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 7:03 AM, Chris F.A. Johnson ch...@cfajohnson.comwrote: Every other discussion group I participate in regards clagnut with derision. There is no good reason for anything other than font-size: 100%. That's not an explanation. ALA published a follow-up by Richard

Re: [WSG] css tutorial

2010-01-14 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Jan 15, 2010 at 6:17 AM, Chris F.A. Johnson ch...@cfajohnson.comwrote: I find it hard to take it seriously when it has body { font-size:62.5%; } in http://dev.opera.com/css/screen.css If you're going to snipe, it's a good idea to provide an explanation and say why you think

Re: [WSG] wrap in print

2009-10-13 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 11:02 AM, Naveen Bhaskar naveenbhas...@live.inwrote: Is there any way to wrap the text around an image while printing. my structure is like this You mean you want to float the image? Or something more complicated? You can't wrap text completely around an image (i.e.

Re: [WSG] elasticity and floats

2009-10-06 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM, designer desig...@gwelanmor-internet.co.uk wrote: I want to make a banner/masthead with 4 divs. Nos 1,2 and 4 are fixed width and I want div 3 to be flexible width and fill the gap: Have you tried here? http://blog.html.it/layoutgala/ - Matthew

Re: [WSG] mouse rollovers how to fix them

2009-09-18 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 6:35 AM, Marvin Hunkin startrekc...@gmail.comwrote: for the fruit shop site. still want to keep the menus. and now was told that the mouse rollovers are not working. so how to fix them. We don't all keep a record of all your links. ;) Can you provide a URL? -

Re: [WSG] Fwd: Auction Auto Bidder

2009-09-14 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 5:50 AM, Mohamed Shamveel sham...@gmail.com wrote: Please send this massage to all your members. Massages over the internet, now there's a way to really make money online... - Matthew *** List

Re: [WSG] Looking For Images

2009-08-24 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 1:35 PM, Marvin Hunkin startrekc...@gmail.comwrote: looking for the following images. Sorry, I only have image001.gif and image003.gif. If I find image002.gif I'll pop it in the post straight away. :) - Matthew

Re: [WSG] Outlook 2010

2009-06-24 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 5:15 AM, Joshua Street josh.str...@gmail.comwrote: We have a problem! Outlook 2010, according to Campaign Monitor [1], is going to continue to use the crippled MS Word layout engine. FixOutlook.org aims to collate the community's discontent with this decision using

Re: [WSG] Possible layout problems with using this CSS code?

2009-04-19 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 6:31 PM, Brett Patterson inspiron.patters...@gmail.com wrote: Would using: * { margin: 0; padding: 0; border: 0; } before the body to zero out all margins, paddings and borders, cause any accessibility problems or any problems one should be made aware of before

Re: [WSG] Where is browser compatibility in wcag?

2009-04-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 1:31 AM, Andreas Boehmer [Addictive Media] aboeh...@addictivemedia.com.au wrote: I went through WCAG 1 and WCAG 2, and I expected an appropriate guideline to show up under Priority 1 (or Level A), but nothing. Or am I missing something in the obscure wording of the

Re: [WSG] Chrome now higher traffic than IE

2009-03-03 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 11:40 AM, Mike Kear w...@afpwebworks.com wrote: In my case, the sample is fairly small, and I never suggested it was representative of the internet as a whole. The bigger of the two sites I've used is a radio station. It has 54,000 user sessions in that set of stats.

Re: [WSG] Chrome now higher traffic than IE

2009-03-03 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 11:53 AM, William Donovan donovan.will...@gmail.comwrote: You don't by any chance use chrome yourself while you're developing? I noticed that I mainly use Firefox and I had to stop going back to the site after it was built to allow the data / statistics to clean

Re: [WSG] Classes---Adding multiple classes to an element, is there a downfall???

2009-02-23 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Brett Patterson inspiron.patters...@gmail.com wrote: Note the space in the second paragraph class attribute...from what I have heard this allows multiple classes to be applied to a single element. Is there a downfall to applying multiple classes to an element,

Re: [WSG] Re: Users who deliberately disable JavaScript

2009-01-30 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 12:05 PM, Rimantas Liubertas riman...@gmail.comwrote: Exactly, only this can mean the opposite of what you state: more tech savy users know how to turn Javascript off, unlike the general public. One other thing to bear in mind is that we are mostly thinking of users

Re: [WSG] Federal Court hearing re Virgin Blue website accessiblity

2009-01-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 8:03 AM, Nick Cowie cowie.n...@gmail.com wrote: Apparently I have a different opinion from Mr Kerr on what makes a web site accessible under the Disabilities Discrimination Act. Care to expand on that point? Do his views jibe with what most web developers would

Re: [WSG] Website review : http://webprocafe.com

2009-01-16 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:41 PM, Stewart Griffiths stewartmgriffi...@gmail.com wrote: Please can you provide feedback on the following website http://webprocafe.com/ We are looking for thoughts on the design and usability of the site, plus any general feedback you want to provide. Design,

Re: [WSG] High-Pass Filter and Yahoo's reset stylesheet (question regarding validation)

2008-11-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:45 AM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Was just wondering. I always use Yahoo's reset.css file to reset elements, but I have just noticed there is a CSS parse error in it (purposely put there for browser selecting). I can't see any parse errors in

Re: [WSG] High-Pass Filter and Yahoo's reset stylesheet (question regarding validation)

2008-11-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 11:06 AM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 20 input, textarea, select Parse Error {*font-size:100%; 20 input, textarea, select Parse error - Unrecognized ;} Test it: http://mi-linux.wlv.ac.uk/~0802390/reset.csshttp://mi-linux.wlv.ac.uk/%7E0802390/reset.css

Re: [WSG] High-Pass Filter and Yahoo's reset stylesheet (question regarding validation)

2008-11-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 12:42 PM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Dude, I didn't say that was the high pass filter. I said that was the error in the reset.css. The high pass filter is a different issue unrelated to the Yahoo reset stylesheet. Ah, sorry - I must have read your

Re: [WSG] Big Browsing Issues on clients PC Laptop AOL

2008-10-18 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sat, Oct 18, 2008 at 7:19 PM, Kristine Cummins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just launched a site, and it's *browsing* *fine on my PC Mac laptop from IE5-8** browsers to** FF* etc. However, when my client visits her site on her *PC laptop using AOL*, it is browsing (as if) the stylesheet

Re: [WSG] Dev. For Mobile Browsers

2008-09-14 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 3:13 AM, James Jeffery [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Anyone got any good resources on developing for mobile browsers? It's an area I have never really looked into, but am interested in. http://www.thewatchmakerproject.com/journal/446/mobile-web-development-research -

Re: [WSG] Copycat site

2008-09-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Sep 8, 2008 at 1:48 PM, Joseph Taylor [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just a reminder about the purpose of this list and some of the things that happen on here you should be aware of: You missed out Don't top-post and trim replies... ;) -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] What is the best solution for IE6 png issue?

2008-08-01 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Aug 1, 2008 at 1:08 PM, Tijmen Smit [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This solution works fine for me - http://24ways.org/2007/supersleight-transparent-png-in-ie6 Another recent one here: http://labs.unitinteractive.com/unitpngfix.php -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] Multiple Firefox on Mac

2008-07-24 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 3:33 PM, Paul Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does anyone have a link to a decent reference on running Firefox 2 3 simultaneously on Mac? I can't seem to find a decent one out there. AFAIK all you need to do is rename your old Firefox.app to something else (e.g.

Re: [WSG] iphone should not be part of your url

2008-07-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 3:11 AM, Andrew Boyd [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I can't see what difference it makes - if someone chooses to create a mobile-device-friendly version of their site and publish it under a separate URL (as opposed to the elegant way - that is, using a mobile-device-friendly

Re: [WSG] Background-position in percentage

2008-06-04 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Wed, Jun 4, 2008 at 1:25 PM, Chris Price [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This never occurred to me before you mentioned it. More details on background positioning here: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/web_design_101_backgrounds/ -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] [OT] users - IT literate?

2008-05-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Elizabeth Spiegel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The challenge for us as designers/builders is to build sites for the way people really use the internet, not the way we wish they did! Excellently put. :) -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] [OT] users - IT literate?

2008-05-16 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Michael Horowitz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: However when it comes to literacy most people using websites are computer competent or they wouldn't be surfing the web in the first place. Sorry, but that's complete speculation. In my experience, a large proportion

Re: [WSG] [OT] users - IT literate?

2008-05-16 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 2:01 PM, Stuart Foulstone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: its because MOST PEOPLE find it easier to type partial URL's into Google rather than typing the whole URL into the address bar And which user research are you basing your PROCLAMATION on? -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] PHP Standards

2008-05-16 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, May 16, 2008 at 4:32 PM, Ian Chamberlain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Fingers crossed this is not too far off topic; being a newby to PHP; any clues where I can find how-to's, snippets, libraries or even application suites built from PHP that are built to a good minimum standard please.

Re: [WSG] a list apart expired

2008-05-13 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 11:55 AM, Francisco Antunes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Can someone who know Zeldman let him know that the domain is expired: http://www.alistapart.com/ He's asleep at the moment. :) Do Happy Cog 'run' Magnolia as well? That lapsed too, I seem to remember. -- -

Re: [WSG] Printing CSS background

2008-05-12 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, May 12, 2008 at 3:03 PM, Léo Siqueira [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Someone have a suggestion to make CSS background printable ? You could visit every single one of your site users and explain to them how to turn on background printing on their printer settings. And buy them some printer

Re: [WSG] The Problem of adjacent links

2008-05-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, May 8, 2008 at 10:03 AM, Designer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 10.5 Until user agents (including assistive technologies) render adjacent links distinctly, include non-link, printable characters (surrounded by spaces) between adjacent links. [Priority 3] What is the current thinking on

Re: [WSG] Reset the styles on a submit button with CSS

2008-05-06 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 1:52 PM, Paul Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My issue is that the submit buttons now have this styling also in certain browsers. I'd like to give them a class and set them back to their original look, but background:none; doesn't work. Is there a way of doing this

Re: [WSG] :: CSS Code Formatting ::

2008-05-06 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 2:49 PM, Amrinder [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Which approach is better? Should we go for code readability as described by Smashing Magazine or follow what Andy said. Why not do both? Use a coding style that suits you, then compress it for live deployment. -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] Form best practice

2008-04-21 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 4:36 AM, Jens-Uwe Korff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: we are currently evaluating how we code up forms. In the process I'd like to review form best practices. Please send me any bookmarks you might have of what you consider top of class. I favour this approach:

Re: [WSG] Floating model: FF counterintuitive

2008-04-18 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 4:02 AM, Jens-Uwe Korff [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is how FF aligns them: +---+ |heading| +---+ +---+ ++ | div1 | |div2| | | || +---+ ++ I believe that is correct, according to the spec. A floated element should move up as

Re: [WSG] SMTP

2008-04-05 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 12:58 AM, Alexander Uribe [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I want to be able to recieve information without Outlook express popping up. One of my lecturer's advised me I needed the SMTP number from the host and then add in some code, however i cant find any information of how

Re: [WSG] accessible fluid button

2008-04-04 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:55 AM, Ted Drake [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: YUI button from Yahoo http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/button/ How exactly is a button created with JavaScript accessible? *** List Guidelines:

Re: [WSG] USERS - was [Why is u deprecated?]

2008-03-31 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Designer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is what I find time and time again. Contrary to some of the comments l hear on this list, my experience is such that most computer users haven't got the first clue about how to use their machines, even after ten years .

Re: [WSG] why do some divs shrink wrap and others don't [OT?]

2008-03-28 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:30 PM, dwain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: yes, the pix were floated but the nav div was not. i ran a test. i removed the width declaration and floated the nav div. when i check it in ff web dev toolbar the nav div did not shrink wrap or it's contents. I just tried

Re: [WSG] why do some divs shrink wrap and others don't [OT?]

2008-03-27 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 5:07 AM, dwain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: after my experience tonight i was wondering why some divs will shrink wrap their contents while others don't. any takers? Block level elements such as DIV will be 100% of the width of their parent container, unless they are

Re: [WSG] why do some divs shrink wrap and others don't [OT?]

2008-03-27 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 5:41 PM, dwain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i had no width set on the nav ul or the nav div and they both went to 100%. the div didn't shrink wrap the div and ul. That would be correct behaviour, unless you are saying that they were floated. -- - Matthew

Re: [WSG] multiple css style sheets

2008-03-01 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 12:47 PM, dwain [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: do you have a link for your side? validator.w3.org? -- - Matthew *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

Re: [WSG] hello - [OT]

2008-02-15 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Fri, Feb 15, 2008 at 11:52 AM, Matt Fellows [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Out on a limb here - does anybody else feel the same? I really feel that you could have answered that question elsewhere, or even with a quick search on Google, instead of lazily exploiting the goodwill of this list... --

Re: [WSG] Styling forms

2008-02-07 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Feb 6, 2008 6:03 AM, sri kumar [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: FYI, your approach is perfect to my knowledge, but the INPUT element should not wrapped by any LABEL element. It's not compliant/accessible... For somebody labelling themselves Webstandard guy, your knowledge is scarily off-base.

Re: [WSG] running ie7 on my mac??

2008-01-24 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Jan 25, 2008 6:08 AM, kevin mcmonagle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Whats my cheapest option for getting ie7 to run on my intel based mac. Is it basically an option between boot camp, parallels or virtual pc? Very frustrated with discrepancies at the moment. Yes - Parallels, VMWare Fusion, or

Re: [WSG] standards-compliant designers and shoddy work poor QA

2008-01-13 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Jan 13, 2008 5:34 AM, Steve Olive [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Sorry to spoil your fun Michael, but 100% of Apple Mac OS X 10.4 or better don't have IE installed at all. There are also 100% of Linux users who don't have IE installed by default. Nokia, Motorola, etc don't have IE installed on

Re: [WSG] Developing for Mac Browsers

2008-01-13 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Jan 13, 2008 5:51 AM, Peter Mount [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm tossing up whether to buy a Mac or to save my money and buy a new PC and just have Linux and Windows on it. I've read that Safari for Windows will help Web Developers without a Mac be able to develop for that. Unless you're a

Re: [WSG] standards-compliant designers

2008-01-09 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Jan 9, 2008 2:01 PM, Andrew Maben [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: standards-compliant designers represent perhaps 1% of the industry is this really the figure - any sources? It's impossible to say, unless you draw a line in the sand and define what qualifies someone to call themselves a 'web

Re: [WSG] Rockwell?

2007-12-21 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Dec 21, 2007 10:05 AM, Jos Flachs [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I got a font problem: for a site I'm working on I'd like to use rockwell.ttf, in the h1 tag. Rockwell isn't a standard font, but every windows user has them, and it is also available for Mac. But I don't know if this font is in

Re: [WSG] BBC in Beta

2007-12-18 Thread Matthew Pennell
It's not working at all via iPhone, strangely. - Matthew Sent from my iPhone On 18 Dec 2007, at 18:31, Kim Kruse [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well they are on my computer! (we're talking about the 4 colored buttons that changed the colors of the page... right?) John Faulds skrev: Seems like

Re: [WSG] Styling Submit buttons with JavaScript by making them anchors

2007-12-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Dec 17, 2007 2:28 PM, James Leslie [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm trying to use some code so that submit buttons on a form are (using JavaScript if available) removed and replaced with anchor tags that then have event handlers added to them to submit a form if clicked. The reason for this

Re: [WSG] Comment mark

2007-12-09 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 12/10/07, krugonN [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To comment a line in PHP code you should use // or you can comment a block using /* */ Or you can also use an octothorpe: # to comment out a single line in PHP. - Matthew *** List

Re: [WSG] More semantic logos?

2007-12-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 12/8/07, James Thomson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was hoping to get your feedback on my blog entry regarding a method of marking up logos with using your standard site menu: http://www.digitaloverload.co.uk/blog/2007/11/23/more-semantic-logos/ Great article - like all the best solutions,

Re: [WSG] Simple question on forms

2007-12-05 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 12/5/07, Minh D. Tran [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just have a question regarding forms. How do I set the cursor to default on a certain form input field? Do you mean you want to automatically give focus to a particular form field when the page loads? You can simply call the .focus() method

Re: [WSG] Simple question on forms

2007-12-05 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 12/5/07, Minh D. Tran [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just have a question regarding forms. How do I set the cursor to default on a certain form input field? Do you mean you want to automatically give focus to a particular form field when the page loads? You can simply call the .focus() method

Re: [WSG] About Lightbox and SEO

2007-12-03 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Dec 3, 2007 7:48 AM, Jixor - Stephen I [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: When I have used them the caption has always come form the link's title attribute so I would assume that to be accessible? Accessible to whom? Some points to bear in mind: 1) Many (most?) screenreaders do not read the title

Re: [WSG] About Lightbox and SEO

2007-12-02 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Dec 3, 2007 4:00 AM, Matheus Neves [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I see everybody using lightbox as a good solution for photo galeries, i´d like to know if anyone now anything about it´s SEO friendliness and if it´s also following acessibility guidelines. There are no issues from an SEO

Re: [WSG] Appropriate use of the ABBR tag and Roman Numerals

2007-11-29 Thread Matthew Pennell
On Nov 29, 2007 3:48 PM, Tate Johnson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm in the process of representing the date in Roman Numerals. I'm concerned this may confuse potential users, and would like to display an optional tooltip in the standard Gregorian format. Would it be considered

Re: [WSG] Floated list items of differing heights

2007-10-25 Thread Matthew Pennell
layout problems. You either need to force the list items to all occupy the same height, by using a fixed height, or use a server-side counter that sets clear: left on every Nth item. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123 // www.thewatchmakerproject.com

Re: [WSG] Jquery and/or Yahoo UI

2007-10-12 Thread Matthew Pennell
to that effect). Read our article that Alfonso linked to for an example of how jQuery can be applied. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123 // www.thewatchmakerproject.com *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail

Re: [WSG] Jquery and/or Yahoo UI

2007-10-12 Thread Matthew Pennell
. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123 // www.thewatchmakerproject.com *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe: http://webstandardsgroup.org/join/unsubscribe.cfm Help: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ***

Re: [WSG] Positioning a background image

2007-09-30 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 30/09/2007, Mike Brown [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: That's annoying! But thanks for the explanation :) All the information you ever need on background positioning: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/web_design_101_backgrounds/ :)

Re: [WSG] Speaking of alt tags . . .

2007-09-11 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 11/09/2007, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: For hand-crafted pages, done by a web artisan... Is that what we're calling ourselves now? ;) *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm

Re: [WSG] (X)HTML Best Practice Sheet goes live

2007-08-09 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 09/08/07, Keryx Web [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: It is no longer called a cheat sheet, and it has gone live today. Check it out at http://keryx.se/resources/html_elements.xhtml and feel free to use it or as you please - or improve it! 404.

Re: [WSG] Robot meta tags

2007-07-04 Thread Matthew Pennell
description is still used by Google, content-type can be useful, robots is needed to refuse entry to bots - it's really only the keywords meta tag that is pointless now), but meta tags are still needed for applying stuff like Dublin Core metadata. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123

Re: [WSG] Dutch guild of front-end developers in the making

2007-07-03 Thread Matthew Pennell
been felt that because the pace of change is so rapid in web development, certification is practically useless - you might have qualified for a certificate a year ago, but that's no guarantee that you're still using the most up-to-date techniques. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123

Re: [WSG] Javascript problem

2007-06-21 Thread Matthew Pennell
. Simple solution - add this line to the start of your function: if (!document.getElementById(tableID)) return; -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123 // www.thewatchmakerproject.com *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org

Re: [WSG] JavaScript gurus - exercise in vanity

2007-06-19 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 19/06/07, Barney Carroll [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Definitely. FYI Lars, http://domscripting.com/ is Christian's hub site. No, Dom Scripting is the site for Jeremy Keith's book for JavaScript beginners. Christian's site is http://www.wait-til-i.com/ Jeremy Keith should also be above most

Re: [WSG] Opening a New Window for Print View (dif from a print style sheet)

2007-06-15 Thread Matthew Pennell
for the user. Your two options are JavaScript to attach window.open to the link, or use the target=_blank attribute and sacrifice compliance with XHTML Strict. There aren't any other ways to do it, really. Matthew. -- Matthew Pennell // m: 07904 432123 // www.thewatchmakerproject.com

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 08/06/07, Frank Palinkas [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: /* Guideline 9.4: Do not attempt to create your own tab order. That is a job for a browser and adaptive technology. */ When and where needed (in web forms for instance), I create a tabindex order starting with the number 11 and proceed from

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 08/06/07, Lea de Groot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - no noscript? I still use it to add a submit button to dropdowns which are otherwise javascript driven - I thought I was doing a good thing! Auto-submitting dropdowns are not usable by keyboard users. Matthew.

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
I like the way that the footer links rollover to black text on dark blue background - very accessible... ;) Matthew. *** List Guidelines: http://webstandardsgroup.org/mail/guidelines.cfm Unsubscribe:

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
This is an interesting one: If images must be used for list bullets, do so only using CSS, as with ul { list-style: url(arrow.gif) disc } Like a lot of people, I use CSS background-image to place a graphic at the top left of LI items, with a bit of left padding so the text makes space. What is

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 08/06/07, Lea de Groot [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Fri, 8 Jun 2007 07:27:46 +0100, Matthew Pennell wrote: Auto-submitting dropdowns are not usable by keyboard users. More information, please? :) Auto-submit dropdowns mostly work by triggering the onchange event of the SELECT element

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
Another interesting one, under Guideline 12 (although it actually relates to WCAG 13.8): Do not place distinguishing information at the beginning of headings, paragraphs, lists, etc. unless document semantics warrant it. I'd always interpreted that guideline as being a nod to both usability and

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 08/06/07, Stuart Foulstone [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I think the as with here means as example. The point is the use of CSS to avoid using an img tag in the HTML. The fact that they give the most sensible way of doing this as an example does not preclude you using other CSS to acheve the

Re: [WSG] WCAG Samurai Errata

2007-06-08 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 08/06/07, [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: How do you work that one out? Javascript cannot run until the page has (mostly) loaded, so I can vouch for getting a 'flash of extra content' on many of my pages. Since the hidden content cannot be re-enabled without JS on, I have to make

Re: [WSG] What does Semantic mean?

2007-06-06 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 06/06/07, Raine [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: okay, I hate to play post-police, but... can someone explain to me what this has to do with web standards? You really have to ask what pedantry has to do with web standards..!? ;)

Re: [WSG] Suggestions Please for: CMS / E-commerce Solutions

2007-05-29 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 5/28/07, Mark Hedley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am currently looking for a cost-effective (preferably opensource) solution to run our companies UK based web site. If you can afford to wait a few months, Magento is open-source and looks to be pretty good: http://www.magentocommerce.com/

Re: [WSG] A CMS for POSH sites?

2007-05-24 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 5/25/07, David Hucklesby [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Following up on Lisa McLaughlin's recent query about blogging software, I wonder if anyone can help me find a CMS that lets me use Plain Old Semantic HTML? POSH as a concept is not about HTML vs. XHTML, it's about using the correct

Re: [WSG] Photo gallery markup semantics

2007-05-22 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 5/22/07, Jason Robb [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What do you think is causing that extra space? How can I avoid/remove it? The spacing is caused by the white space in the code, line breaks, etc. Remove those and you remove the space - or float your anchors instead of display: inline. I would

Re: [WSG] Hack for all IE versions including 7

2007-05-18 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 5/18/07, Paul Collins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am trying to find hacks for IE7 and I can't, could someone please point me in the right direction? I would like the following: #mydiv { background: red; /* all browsers */ *background: green; /* all IE */ _background: blue; /* IE6 and below

Re: [WSG] ive given up on css

2007-05-16 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 5/16/07, kevin mcmonagle [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What would you have done in this situation? Take off and nuke them from orbit - it's the only way to be sure. ;) *** List Guidelines:

Re: [WSG] Recommendations for books to take one to the next level

2007-03-22 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/22/07, Mordechai Peller [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: - Pro JavaScript Techniques by John Resig I'd recommend this [1] to intermediate to pretty good JavaScripters - it's very good. Matthew. [1] http://www.digital-web.com/articles/pro_javascript_techniques/

Re: [WSG] Using headers symantically

2007-03-20 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/20/07, Designer [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: h2Title/h2 psome text/p h4Sub-Title of Title/h4 pmore text/p h3Title/h3 psome text/p h4Sub-Title of Title/h4 pmore text/p And that seems fine to me. You can 'see' the structure by looking at the code, so it means (to

Re: [WSG] Teaching CSS

2007-03-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/17/07, Cole Kuryakin [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: With that lengthy pre-amble, I've got to ask – is there a GREAT book out there that steps through the learning process of CSS right from the bare bones that both I and my new artist can use? One book that I've heard great things about for

Re: [WSG] Brand logos with links to home

2007-03-17 Thread Matthew Pennell
On 3/17/07, Lee Powell [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I was wondering what the general consensus was on whether the main logo on a site should always be a link back to the home page. Is this a general 'rule of thumb' or do many tend not to do this? I always do this - whether it's a usability