The International Atomic Energy Agency recently redesigned their Web site using CSS and XHTML. It is good to see an international organization using international Standards in designing their site. Their previous version was a mish mash of tables, images-instead-of-text, tag soup, and other highly inaccessible (and nonsensical) “techniques”.
Andy Budd of UK based Message Design wrote a great article on the Business case for Web Accessibility, a topic of great interest to me. Check it out. Simply put, web site accessibility is about making a site accessible to the largest range of people possible. For the majority of website owners, this is simply […]
I realize that the majority of the population, and about everyone who reads this site, doesn’t give any thought to their Web browser. (For those of you who REALLY give it no thought… a Web browser is the program you are viewing this page with, RIGHT NOW.) Most of the world (I would say roughly […]
I have been thinking about going Linux for a while now. Mostly because of my increasing loathing of Microsoft products. Microsoft products tend to be fairly poorly planned/constructed/maintained. Most often, instead of improving a product they abandon it in favor of a new piece of software or a new edition of it (Win 3.1->95/NT->98/NT4.0->ME->2000->XP-> I […]
Graphic design is another hobby of mine. It is something I have NO formal training in. I have been told I have a small amount of “knack” for drawing (good old fashioned pencil and paper). But it’s not something I spend a lot of time on. It is definitely my weak point as a Web […]