Re: [WSG] scrolling text and images

2007-05-03 Thread Karl Lurman
Hi, When I have implemented these news-ticker-like 'widgets', I have made sure that at the very least, the content I am using within the widget is readable by a screen reader. This can be done by putting xhtml into a div, and placing it off screen (to the left with negative em). On instantiation

Re: [WSG] markup for headline and tagline

2007-05-06 Thread Karl Lurman
Who says? How's he to know that people aren't displaying content in their sidebar which deserves to be introduced with a H2? So you are saying that sidebar content is as important as the main body of the page? If so, shouldn't that content be in the main body of the page? Just being a devils

Re: [WSG] wa state guidlines question

2007-05-08 Thread Karl Lurman
Jermayn, I think that it really depends on the end user. I know that any .pdf I open within my copy of Firefox or Safari will always open up a separate instance of Acrobat Reader or OSX Preview.app anyway (= new window). It might have something to do with how Acrobat Reader is installed by the

Re: [WSG] IE 7 body length problem

2007-05-08 Thread Karl Lurman
On 5/9/07, Thierry Koblentz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On my site, http://christianmontoya.net/ the body does not extend past the content in IE 7 on initial page load, so the background doesn't reach the bottom of the screen. I know there's a simple fix for this, but I can't remember it... can

Re: [WSG] IE 7 body length problem

2007-05-08 Thread Karl Lurman
The concept of 'Has Layout' is not a hack, its part of IE's rendering model... It happens to be something that is outside of the CSS standard - that doesn't make it a hack. Microsoft developers decided that elements should be able to acquire a property (in an object-oriented programming sense)

Re: [WSG] Carousel effect

2007-05-09 Thread Karl Lurman
http://prototype-carousel.xilinus.com/static Just incase you are using Prototype Karl On 5/10/07, Paul Bennett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Helen, this one uses YUI: http://billwscott.com/carousel/carousel_slides.html HTH, Paul

Re: [WSG] Accessible, complex forms

2007-05-15 Thread Karl Lurman
Greg and Steve, I had the idea of doing something like the following: !-- Begin Code -- Balance is within $span style=position:relative;height:1%;padding-right:3em;margin:0;padding-left:0;/spancredit limitlabel for=balance style=position:absolute;text-indent:-999emBalance is within

Re: [WSG] Semantics and small

2007-05-16 Thread Karl Lurman
We have strong, we should have weak :) On 5/17/07, Ben Buchanan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What is the best way to show something is less important than the surrounding information (e.g. the date of a post or article, supplementary information at the bottom of a post or article)? Really

Re: [WSG] Form drop-downs for countries

2007-05-23 Thread Karl Lurman
How are you producing the select and option html? If you are producing these on a webserver via a scripting language, its probably best to do the grouping there. Use the Optgroup tag (which I believe is fairly well supported) to group the list of common countries together with a nice label. Not

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-24 Thread Karl Lurman
I found these awhile back and was hoping to roll something similar back into my css framework: http://dnevnikeklektika.com/uni-form/ I know that forms are a b*tch to get looking even slightly good on all browsers, but frankly, tables are an old dog and dl's are just younger dogs. Field sets are

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-24 Thread Karl Lurman
The point of my comments, though, was what I have been saying all along. You simply don't need additional structure to put a form on a page. All you need are the form-related elements: Form, fieldset, legend, label, input (varied), and textarea. Using these elements and CSS you can lay out a form

Re: [WSG] dl v table for form layout

2007-05-25 Thread Karl Lurman
pFields marked with * (asterisk) are required./p Yep, instructions are definitely the way to go with the 'required'. we might even look at making instructions for the required as a definition list (hahaha just for fun) form dl dt*/dt ddFields whose labels contain an asterisk require a

Re: [WSG] Safari now on Windows

2007-06-11 Thread Karl Lurman
I recommend it to all those developers that are stuck in a Windows environment - I have already fixed a few bugs I would have had to use my bosses Mac to find! My only concern is that at the moment, I can get away with It might not look 100% in Safari, but it still works... With Safari on

Re: [WSG] Safari now on Windows

2007-06-11 Thread Karl Lurman
iPhone might be a different thing altogether .. just because a page renders nicely in Safari on a desktop machine doesn't necessarely mean it is going to be very usable on a tiny screen! (I haven't yet seen an iPhone but I assume the screen would be small like a mobile phone screen...?) Point

Re: [WSG] Accessible Drop Down

2007-06-12 Thread Karl Lurman
Ryan, Sure they are frowned upon, but what option do you have? I always resort to a solution that involves javascript - CSS alone just doesn't work in IE6: Dropdowns/flyouts will show appear under select boxes - this is a big issue in IE6 and no amount of css (even hacks) can get around this in

Re: [WSG] Difference between IE and Firefox - can't figure it out...

2007-06-14 Thread Karl Lurman
Not sure why this sort of tabular information isn't in a table? Tables are not all evil... I suppose you are going to have expanding/contracting with the plus button/icon. Besides that though, you should look into the absolute positioning of some of the elements you are putting on the page. You

Re: [WSG] Difference between IE and Firefox - can't figure it out...

2007-06-14 Thread Karl Lurman
heh, funny, I see it as having absolute positioning within firebug when I inspect one of the numbers in the very right column: #result-tree .c-4 {reports-hierarchi... (line 102) right:0px; } #result-tree .c-2, #result-tree .c-3, #result-tree .c-4 {reports-hierarchi... (line 81)

Re: [WSG] Re: video

2007-07-03 Thread Karl Lurman
Flash all the way im afraid. 2c Karl On 7/4/07, Paul Bennett [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Flash: (google video, youtube, yahoo video, revver, dailymotion, etc etc) http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_rise_of_flash_video_part_1/ http://www.digital-web.com/articles/the_rise_of_flash_video_part_2/

Re: [WSG] Who's A Front End Developer?

2007-07-04 Thread Karl Lurman
Javascript is really starting to move into the realm of software/application developer. Currently a bleeding edge javascript programmer has to have extensive knowledge of the entire 'web platform'. This includes: server/datastore programming, sound understanding of client/server architecture,

Re: [WSG] Client - Site Edits

2007-07-11 Thread Karl Lurman
I would also consider Contribute, but only if the site information architecture is relatively small and unlikely to change. You can create areas within your perfectly crafted html that the customer can edit and update with a desktop application. For the most part, it seems to function well from

Re: [WSG] IE bug?

2007-09-19 Thread Karl Lurman
Cant seem to see the problem you are experiencing. It works every time I look at the page in IE6 and IE7... Karl On 9/19/07, Stijn Audooren [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello, I have a little trouble with IE :-(. Don't know if someone can help me or if you know anybody who could help me fix the

Re: A: [WSG] Target Lawsuit - Please Make Yourself Heard

2007-10-04 Thread Karl Lurman
Well that's a matter of opinion (preferably a matter of legal opinion). The thing is, it really should be, but right now, there aren't many laws written that protect much of what occurs online (read as: none). Sometimes I am glad thats the case however. I bet everyone around here has a website

Re: A: [WSG] Target Lawsuit - Please Make Yourself Heard

2007-10-04 Thread Karl Lurman
Russ, time to step in the ring perhaps? On 10/4/07, Joe Ortenzi [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: yes for an old site I no longer need. but been too busy fixing sites that people actually need and use. fair nuff. you gonna sue me? On Oct 3 2007, at 23:33, Chris Wilson wrote: If you are going to

Re: [WSG] Load Javascript early or on-demand?

2007-10-09 Thread Karl Lurman
Kit, Seems like you answered your own question there. The only added benefit of putting the script in the header of every page, is that for the first time the script is downloaded, every subsequent page load will not require the same download again, even your Javascript reliant page. If you are

Re: [WSG] London Meetup for people interested in an informal discussion around web standards

2007-10-10 Thread Karl Lurman
Joe, Great to see gatherings of like-minded folk all over the place. As a side note, have you heard about Pubstandards UK? http://www.pubstandards.co.uk/ Website has kind of died off, but they have a mailing list that has updates on meetings (Generally something on every week or so from what I

[WSG] Improving Website Image and Map Accessibility

2007-10-24 Thread Karl Lurman
Posted an article on this topic yesterday. Would be interested to hear what you lot have to say about it: :) http://www.datalink.com.au/company/emagination/webdev/improving_website_image_and_map_accessibility_ Regards, Karl Lurman

Re: [WSG] CSS display: none has SEO impact?

2007-10-29 Thread Karl Lurman
In most cases, positioning the element off left of screen is a much better approach than display:none. Accessibility does not mean that all css is ignored, and in this case, display:none will probably be adhered to by a screenreader. If you can absolutely position an element, set it's left

Re: [WSG] Firefox is a pushover

2007-11-21 Thread Karl Lurman
Firefox is also a little naughty when it comes to Javascript parsing. A friend of mine pointed out how he always gets caught out when declaring objects in JSON: var JsonObject{ objectFunction:function() { // blah }, // extra comma here... } Firefox will happily parse this

Re: [WSG] BBC in Beta

2007-12-17 Thread Karl Lurman
Positives: - Theres some clever use of Javascript in there that enables some interesting user interface elements. - In case you missed it, you can drag and drop parts of the page, similar to Yahoo and Googles efforts - although they could have gone some way to making it a bit more obvious. -

Re: [WSG] Float-less layouts

2008-01-07 Thread Karl Lurman
Does your approach deal with any column any order? Is this a possibility? Karl On Jan 8, 2008 6:15 AM, Thierry Koblentz [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: My apologies for cross-posting. I'd appreciate any comment that would help me improve this article:

Re: [WSG] Float-less layouts

2008-01-07 Thread Karl Lurman
to explore the possibility of changing the visual layout of the columns? Perhaps with negative margins similar to how its done with floats? Karl On Jan 8, 2008 9:24 AM, Karl Lurman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Does your approach deal with any column any order? Is this a possibility? Karl On Jan 8, 2008

Re: [WSG] semantic list with explanations

2008-01-08 Thread Karl Lurman
Definition List? On Jan 9, 2008 2:48 PM, Tim MacKay [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hello all, Just looking for a little help. I'm creating a sort of 'point form' list that goes a bit like this: 1. Pursuit of customer satisfaction We promise to pursue customer satisfaction as our

Re: [WSG] semantic list with explanations

2008-01-08 Thread Karl Lurman
I don't think theres any rules about the length of definitions? You are correct sir. A definition list implies to me the expansion of a term through definition. If anything that means the more text the better! I just noticed that Tim's list includes numbering... This means there could be some

Re: [WSG] Explorer woes with list dropdowns

2008-01-28 Thread Karl Lurman
IE6 doesn't respect the *:hover pseudo selector if I remember rightly... It only supports it for anchors, e.g a:hover You may have to look at a small bit of javascript to 'activate' this behavior. Im pretty sure this is your problem for IE browsers. Karl On Jan 29, 2008 2:52 PM, Shane Helm

Re: [WSG] Explorer woes with list dropdowns

2008-01-28 Thread Karl Lurman
http://www.techeblog.com/index.php/tech-gadget/video-digital-cloud-invades-british-airways-first-class-lounge-at-heathrow On Jan 29, 2008 3:40 PM, Karl Lurman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: IE6 doesn't respect the *:hover pseudo selector if I remember rightly... It only supports it for anchors, e.g

Re: [WSG] Explorer woes with list dropdowns

2008-01-28 Thread Karl Lurman
Oops * 2 1st oops for sending the link to the WSG instead of my IM conversation (Damn Google Talk!!!) - Its a pretty cool video though... 2nd oops for looking at Shanes code in Firebug instead of by viewing the source! Karl ***

Re: [WSG] This IE8 controversy

2008-01-29 Thread Karl Lurman
I think the opt-in approach is really the only path they can take. They can't very well abandon all the website, intranets, extranets that are coded specifically to take advantage of Microsoft 'features' within older IE browsers. The corporate environment is fairly adverse to change, even on a

Re: [WSG] This IE8 controversy

2008-01-29 Thread Karl Lurman
in this fashion. Then, when they finally just drop the non-standards-compliance all together, fewer sites will break. They may be hoping for that outcome. Katrina wrote: Patrick H. Lauke wrote: Karl Lurman wrote: I think the thing to remember here is that, over time, the older browsers

Re: [WSG] This IE8 controversy

2008-01-30 Thread Karl Lurman
Damn, this is the second time in the last two days I have replied to something via the WSG instead of to the person I really meant to send it to. Argghhh GMAIL! Or perhaps its just silly user error... :) Sorry everyone!!! On Jan 30, 2008 3:47 PM, Mark Harris [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Karl

Re: [WSG] floats not wrapping

2008-02-14 Thread Karl Lurman
You need to work out a way of setting the minimum width of your containing div to ensure that it can never get any smaller than your smallest size. You might also want to consider setting the overflow to hidden for this parent container also, but this may mean your overflowed floated content will

Re: [WSG] An efficient CSS architecture

2008-04-24 Thread Karl Lurman
Jens, I recommend googling CSS Frameworks. Also, I recommend looking at a site I implemented a CSS framework of my own. It sounds very very much like your approach. http://www.athletics.com.au It works on the concept of layers that can be used to progressively enhance the visual appearance of

Re: [WSG] SEO vs. Accessibility

2009-05-27 Thread Karl Lurman
Just as a side note, instead of doing a -px, try using -999em... In most cases, you can probably even get away with -99em. This has two advantages: 1) Its a few less characters in your CSS 2) If the user increases their font size, there is a chance that the thing you are hiding might start to

Re: [WSG] Major memory leaking in IE

2009-12-02 Thread Karl Lurman
When you say memory leak, what do you mean? Are you saying it just runs slower and slower over time, or are you saying that it is just slow in IE? Also, I am getting an error in IE7... Google is your friend For info on difference between replaceWith and html jQuery methods:

Re: [WSG] FINAL VERSION OF MY SITE

2010-02-03 Thread Karl Lurman
Marvin, Have you thought about using a fluid-width layout for your web page? It would ensure your page is viewable on browsers smaller than your current maximum fixed-width. Otherwise, I actually think the rest of your site is fine. The simplicity of it all is so refreshing! :) Karl On Thu,

Re: [WSG] FINAL VERSION OF MY SITE

2010-02-03 Thread Karl Lurman
at 11:01 AM, Karl Lurman karl.lur...@gmail.com wrote: Marvin, Have you thought about using a fluid-width layout for your web page? It would ensure your page is viewable on browsers smaller than your current maximum fixed-width. Otherwise, I actually think the rest of your site is fine

Re: [WSG] FINAL VERSION OF MY SITE

2010-02-03 Thread Karl Lurman
Fwiw, I don't agree about accesskeys [1]. The article on your site seems to advocate the use of access keys. The concept of allowing users to define which access keys they can use is an interesting and clever approach. Have you got an example of this out in the wild? There are certainly pitfalls

Re: [WSG] jQuery accessibility

2011-10-09 Thread Karl Lurman
Use of any framework does not automatically make your website accessible. JQuery only attempts to make the development of JavaScript more consistent across the various browsers (and, as you so rightly point out, some screen readers as well). You must still provide your own 'accessibility'.