Notes on a web journey

posted on: 30 June 2008

An accessibility checklist

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An accessibility checklist by Aaron Cannon:
Accessibility checklist via


posted on: 15 April 2008

Data visualization

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An article on A List Apart:

Three techniques for incorporating data visualization into standards-based navigation patterns.

Accessible Data Visualization


posted on: 09 February 2007

Accessibility mistakes

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On 456 Berea St.:

7 accessibility mistakes


posted on: 10 October 2006

Accessibility,validation and the button tag

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Interesting articles on web accessibility, validation and the button tag:


posted on: 24 August 2006

Inaccessible downloads

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The Internet, in theory, enables anyone from anywhere to access information. In reality all the people with dial-up connections are cut out of a lot of it. I know that in the States and Europe almost everybody has some kind of high speed connection but the rest of the world is still using dial-ups. I'm not a professional of the web but I like it because it has brought more freedom to people, more opportunities to learn.
Podcasts, videocasts,screencasts: there should always be a text version that can be downloaded by everyone.


posted on: 19 July 2006

Label placement in forms

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On UXmatters: label placement in forms

Excessive distances between some labels and their input fields forced users unnecessarily to take more time to interact visually with the form.

based on Luke Wroblewski's article


posted on: 12 July 2006

Building Accessible Widgets for the Web

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On Digital Web Magazine: accessible widgets for the web

When building web applications, we're working with a fairly restricted set of widgets, compared to those available for native desktop apps. The recent surge of interest in JavaScript points to a solution: we can replicate the functionality of sophisticated native widgets through some clever DOM scripting, and provide our users with exciting interfaces that bridge the gap between native apps and web apps.


posted on: 18 June 2006

Four tier web development

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On Friendly Bit: 4 tier web development

I think of the 4 tiers as content, structure, presentation and behaviour. Almost the same. The content (or data) and the structure go together since, usually, there is (for example) a title that should be placed into a <h1> tag, chapters into <h2> etc. When it all looks readable without presentation then I add the design, using CSS. I don't like to add tags to accomodate design, I try to use only the tags necessary to the structure. The last layer (behaviour) should be unobtrusive, which basically means that is not mixed up with the structure but sits in an external file. I removed all inline Javascript calls after reading
separating behaviour and structure in 2004. The point of all this is just to build a site easy to update and apply changes to.


posted on: 30 May 2006

AJAX and accessibility, IE7 and Javascript

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On 456 Berea St. :
AJAX, JavaScript support and screen reader accessibility

On Quirksmode:
IE 7 and JavaScript


posted on: 21 April 2006

Accessible not boring

filed under: @ 14:07:42 "will prove that accessible, usable websites built with universality and standards in mind need not be boring. We will show you stunning works of art crafted by some of today’s most progressive accessible web developers and designers. Join us in honoring them and the sites they meticulously and lovingly build"


posted on: 23 March 2006

Nifty Corners,Yahoo site explorer and WCAG 2.0

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Via Web-graphics: nifty corners by Alessandro Fulciniti

Yahoo's site explorer "allows you to explore all the web pages indexed by Yahoo! Search"

An essential guide to understanding and using
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0


posted on: 08 February 2006

Accessibility mistakes part 2

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On Digital Web: seven accessibility mistakes - part 2
link to the first part


posted on: 01 February 2006

Accessibility mistakes and IE7 beta 2

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On Digital Web: seven accessibility mistakes - part 1

Also, it's now possible to download a pre-release software of Internet Explorer 7 : Beta 2


posted on: 22 January 2006

Abbreviations compliance and compatibility

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On A List Apart:

Getting abbreviations right


posted on: 12 October 2005

Simply accessible

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Designing for accessibility is not just a technical endeavour like most other pursuits on the web, it involves creative problem solving and experimentation


posted on: 02 July 2005

Accessibility guidelines and color palettes

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WCAG 2.0 documents via Access Matters

An interesting article on And All That Malarkey about creating color palettes and links to two more:


CSS,Javascript and Php studies

Anti spam email
A solution to writing an anti spam email contact link
filed under: Javascript
Background image
A background image randomizer that I used in the second version of this site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Javascript menu
A menu that uses Javascript and session cookies.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Experimenting with CSS and Javascript.A simple but, in my opinion, nice navigation “system”. The MiniSite is a one page site.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo display
Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
Photo gallery
A photo gallery made for a friend
filed under: Javascript
PHP menu
A PHP menu that can be updated without having to re-publish all the pages is on.
filed under: PHP
Pop-up menu
A very simple pop up menu powered by Javascript. It works also if Javascript is disabled.
filed under: Javascript/CSS
RSS feed
How to write and use an RSS feed
filed under: rss-xml
Tag replacer
The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
filed under: PHP
Tags search
A search form build and powered using Javascript and the DOM
filed under: Javascript