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On Thursday 07 January 2010 18:10:44 you wrote:
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> From: Paul Collins <pauldcoll...@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 15:34:01 +0000
> Subject: Ways of sending a HTML email
>
> Hi all,
>
> A client of mine wants a HTML email with very little budget! So, I don't
> want to spend time setting it up in Campaign monitor for him.
>
> I'm wondering, can you send HTML emails straight from Word or Acrobat, or
> something like that these days? I'm not up to speed and can't find any
> info. It would be good if I could hand him some kind of design he can edit
> and send himself.
>
> Thanks for any advice,
> Paul
>
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> From: "James O'Neill" <freexe...@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 16:23:41 -0600
> Subject: Looking for Accessible and Standards based Drupal Main Navigation 
> Module
>
> Greetings all,
>
> We are working with an external developer who does speak Accessibility and
> Usability a bit, but not enough for me.
>
> I am looking for accessible and standards based Drupal main navigation
> module thingy with the specific requirement of being navigable via tabbing,
> including submenus. If you know of any modules, articles or specific
> implementations on how to do this, that would be great.
>
> Thanks all,
>
> Jim
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> From: Thierry Koblentz <thierry.koble...@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, 6 Jan 2010 17:35:02 -0800
> Subject: RE: [WSG] Looking for Accessible and Standards based Drupal Main
> Navigation  Module
>
> > We are working with an external developer who does speak Accessibility
> >
> > and Usability a bit, but not enough for me.
> >
> >
> >
> > I am looking for accessible and standards based Drupal main navigation
> >
> > module thingy with the specific requirement of being navigable via
> >
> > tabbing, including submenus. If you know of any modules, articles or
> >
> > specific implementations on how to do this, that would be great.
>
> (shameless plug)
>
>
>
> http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp
>
>
>
>
>
> --
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> Regards,
>
> Thierry | www.tjkdesign.com
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> From: David Laakso <da...@chelseacreekstudio.com>
> Date: Thu, 07 Jan 2010 03:14:14 -0500
> Subject: Re: [WSG] Looking for Accessible and Standards based Drupal Main
> Navigation  Module
>
> > (shameless plug)
> >
> >
> >
> > http://tjkdesign.com/articles/Pure_CSS_Dropdown_Menus.asp
>
> Fwiw, I've used it without issue (other than my own, of course). Nice
> stuff, me /thimk/...
>
> ~d
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> From: "Peter Hislop" <pghis...@bigpond.net.au>
> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 20:18:54 +1100
> Subject: RE: [WSG] a tiny usability question on web form
>
> I'd look to the postal standards for countries that you're expecting to
> ship to.
>
> This Australia Post publication:
> http://www.auspost.com.au/correctaddress/adStand.pdf  specifies formats,
> field lengths and type formats.
>
> It also refers to two Australian Standards for data formats:
>
> Australian Standard AS4212-1994 - "Geographic Information Systems - Data
> dictionary for transfer
> of street addressing information"; and,
> Australian Standard AS4590-1999 "Interchange of Client Information".
>
> Hope that this provides a useful research direction.
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter Hislop
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: li...@webstandardsgroup.org [mailto:li...@webstandardsgroup.org] On
> Behalf Of tee
> Sent: Wednesday, 6 January 2010 1:20 AM
> To: wsg@webstandardsgroup.org
> Subject: [WSG] a tiny usability question on web form
>
> Was making a web form for a commercial software which clientele are
> mainly from EU countries, in the original form the order of the
> Country field. The order looks like this:
>
> address/street
> country
> state
> city
> zipcode
>
> Maybe I'd been making too many web forms for US and some Asian
> countries' clients, I find it creates a tiny usability issue for user
> to have the country field places above state, city and zipcode. From
> my own experience, I always use tabbing to navigate web form, in a few
> US sites that I did shopping and that has country, city, state and
> zipcode setup in a non-US format, I find them to be a usability
> problem because I didn't read carefully but out of habit (and this is
> something I expect many web users would do), entered my address
> expecting  them to be in standard US format.
>
> My client thinks otherwise:
>
> quote:
> Regarding the order of the fields. I understand your background, but
> from a usability standpoint it seems weird to me to for example show
> the "Country" field AFTER the "State" field. Why? Because the "State"
> field is depending on the Country field. If a user goes from field to
> field and are not from the US, they will be surprised to see that only
> US states are available in the "State" field. It seems more natural to
> choose a country first, and then have a field update (change from
> selectbox with states to a input text field) BELOW that instead of
> ABOVE that.
>
> Is is a non-issue how the order is? For sites that cater international
> users, is there a more standard format for address in web form?
>
> Thanks!
> tee
>
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> From: Jayachandran Kandasamy <jayachandran.kandas...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 04:33:23 -0800
> Subject: Re: [WSG] Ways of sending a HTML email
>
> Hi Paul,
>
> Check this links you may get some ideas behind it.. :)
> http://www.addme.com/newsletters/issue293.htm
>
> http://www.mailchimp.com/resources/html_email_templates/
>
> cheers,
> JC
>
> On Wed, Jan 6, 2010 at 7:34 AM, Paul Collins <pauldcoll...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > A client of mine wants a HTML email with very little budget! So, I don't
> > want to spend time setting it up in Campaign monitor for him.
> >
> > I'm wondering, can you send HTML emails straight from Word or Acrobat, or
> > something like that these days? I'm not up to speed and can't find any
> > info. It would be good if I could hand him some kind of design he can
> > edit and send himself.
> >
> > Thanks for any advice,
> > Paul
> >
> >
> >
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> From: tee <weblis...@gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 7 Jan 2010 06:25:56 -0800
> Subject: Re: [WSG] a tiny usability question on web form
>
> On Jan 7, 2010, at 1:18 AM, Peter Hislop wrote:
> > I'd look to the postal standards for countries that you're expecting
> > to ship
> > to.
>
> Paul,
>
> Thanks! Great tips!
>
> tee
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