RE: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread Michael MD
http://rahulgonsalves.com/research/site/ I'm throwing together a quick site to try and fund my travel to an accessibility conference. I haven't had too much time to check it, or think it through, but I would appreciate a page check, and general suggestions/comments. Also, I don't have

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
On Nov 18, 2007 1:19 AM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. The title attribute is optional, but a title can help to clearly and accurately describe a link and for a website

RE: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread Steve Green
@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check On Nov 18, 2007 1:19 AM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. The title attribute is optional, but a title can help

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of James Jeffery Sent: 18 November 2007 10:32 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check On Nov 18, 2007 1:19 AM, Patrick H. Lauke [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory

RE: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread Steve Green
Of James Jeffery Sent: 18 November 2007 19:02 To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org Subject: Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check [quote cite=http://juicystudio.com/article/using-title-attribute.php;] Values of the title attribute may be rendered by user agents in a variety of ways. For instance, visual

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread Patrick H. Lauke
James Jeffery wrote: Some do, some don't. I would rather provide to those that do and give the disabled a greater benifit for those that make use of the title attribute. Link text should make sense to *everybody*. If they don't, don't just fix it for the poor disabled users, fix it for

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread James Jeffery
I see where you are coming from, in a way. It seems that there is a problem, not with developers, but with accessibility overall if there is no way to provide additional information for link text. Anchor text such as The Future or Our Projects may be intended, but to the average user they can

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-18 Thread Patrick H. Lauke
James Jeffery wrote: Anchor text such as The Future or Our Projects may be intended, but to the average user they can scan the page quickly and get an idea about what The Future is relating to. If they're written and constructed well, even completely blind users with screen readers can scan

[WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Rahul Gonsalves
Hi, http://rahulgonsalves.com/research/site/ I'm throwing together a quick site to try and fund my travel to an accessibility conference. I haven't had too much time to check it, or think it through, but I would appreciate a page check, and general suggestions/comments. Also, I don't have

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread James Jeffery
- The first thing that struck me was the blatent missues of the em element. - Missing title attribute from your anchor's - No indication as to who or what your site is about. At least a logo or name. - Why use XHTML? If you are not using anything XML related you should be using HTML. HTML is

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Patrick H. Lauke
http://rahulgonsalves.com/research/site/ James Jeffery wrote: - Missing title attribute from your anchor's Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. - Why use XHTML? If you are not using anything XML related you should be using HTML. Why not? Who

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Kevin Lennon
James Jeffery wrote: - The first thing that struck me was the blatent missues of the em element. - Missing title attribute from your anchor's - No indication as to who or what your site is about. At least a logo or name. - Why use XHTML? If you are not using anything XML related you should be

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread James Jeffery
Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. The title attribute is optional, but a title can help to clearly and accurately describe a link and for a website thats based around accessibility he should be using the title attribute where needed. He has an

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Patrick H. Lauke
James Jeffery wrote: Not every anchor needs extra advisory information, so I don't see an issue here. The title attribute is optional, but a title can help to clearly and accurately describe a link and for a website thats based around accessibility he should be using the title attribute where

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Rahul Gonsalves
On 18-Nov-07, at 1:18 AM, James Jeffery wrote: - The first thing that struck me was the blatent missues of the em element. grinI like misusing me some ems! Seriously, though, yes. I am using a technique that I saw on Stu Nicholls site, CSS Play [1], which uses ems. Using a div, or a

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Rahul Gonsalves
On 18-Nov-07, at 5:06 AM, James Jeffery wrote: He has an abbreviation in his link: 'FAQ' which should be wrapped in abbr/abbr and he should use the title attribute here to add more clarity. Thanks for catching this one James. I did forget to add an abbreviation for this. I have updated the

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread Rahul Gonsalves
Ah shoot, mixed up my footnotes. I need some tea. Apologies to all for increasing your inbox count. The Ragged Float technique used by Stu Nicholls on CSS Play is located here: http://www.cssplay.co.uk/menu/flow.html The WSG article on using xHTML versus using HTML is located here:

Re: [WSG] AccessResearch // Page Check

2007-11-17 Thread David Laakso
Rahul Gonsalves wrote: Hi, http://rahulgonsalves.com/research/site/ I'm throwing together a quick site to try and fund my travel to an accessibility conference. I haven't had too much time to check it, or think it through, but I would appreciate a page check, and general