Revised Font Stack | A Way Back Serious efforts are being made to get more typeface choices on the web to enhance web typography. Still, most of us prefer web-safe fonts like: Verdana, Georgia, Times New Roman and Arial. Though choices are limited, yet the number can be increased by exploring other pre-installed fonts. “… font stacks are ultimately design factors, and should be scrutinized as such.”—Nathan Ford, Better CSS font stacks Baskerville, Garamond and Palatino have already been used a few times to create font-stacks that inspire. I’ve selected 10 popular typefaces, serif and sans-serif, each from the survey. MicrosoftTahoma, Verdana, Segoe, sans-serif;Microsoft.com will be (in most cases) rendered in Verdana on Mac, and in Tahoma on Windows. Times New RomanIf we look at the above snapshots taken from Sushi & Robots’ about page, we will find that Palatino and Georgia have different x-height (and weight) than Baskerville and Garamond.
Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy - Australian Govt adoption/implementation of WCAG 2.0 The Australian Government’s adoption and implementation of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) Foreword The Web Accessibility National Transition Strategy sets a course for improved web services, paving the way for a more accessible and usable web environment that will more fully engage with, and allow participation from, all people within our society. Accessibility has been a government priority for a number of years. With the release of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0), developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Australian Government is poised to improve the provision of information and services online. WCAG 2.0 sets an improved level of accessibility, to cater to the needs of a constantly evolving and increasingly dynamic web environment. Indeed, the implementation of W3C guidelines for Australian Government websites is not new; WCAG is the internationally recognised benchmark for website accessibility. Full Publication
20+ Online Tools for Website Validation and Testing As you probably know already, it’s important to check and test your Website to help ensure that it looks great and works beautifully regardless of the browser or platform used. Testing a website before launch is one thing that you cannot afford to take lightly. Just like a minor negligence while constructing a building can cost life of millions of residents , the same way a small error left unnoticed can prove to be fatal for your website. Therefore, this implies that we must run our website through all necessary tests. This includes CSS Errors, HTML Errors, Cross browsing Errors, WAP Errors (if your site is WAP enabled) and various other tests.Below is the list of Online Tools for Website Validation and Testing. So make it sure that you go through this post and run all the necessary tests on your website before making it live. Validation tools 1.W3C markup validation service This validator checks the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc. Checks done on: 4.Feed
C cheatsheet The encoding used for an HTML page that contains a form should support all the characters needed to enter data into that form. This is particularly important if users are likely to enter information in multiple languages. Databases and scripts that receive data from forms on pages in multiple languages must also be able to support the characters for all those languages simultaneously. The simplest way to enable this is to use Unicode for both pages containing forms and all back-end processing and storage. In such a scenario the user can fill in data in whatever language and script they need to. You should also try to avoid making assumptions that things such as the user's name and address will follow the same formatting rules as your own. If you are gathering information from people in more than one country, it is important to develop a strategy for addressing the different formats people will expect to be able to use. So, how do I do this?
Merging Realities: Skeuomorphic Design Infographic Auditory skeuomorph This type of skeuomorphism can be easily illustrated with audio effect that imitates that sound of the camera shutter while you are taking pictures with your cell phone. You know that there is no mechanical shutter in your device but it does exactly the same sound like its real life analogue. Visual skeuomorph Visual skeuomorphism refers to using various textures (wooden, metallic, paper etc.) which will emulate design of things from the real world. Spoke patterns Various spoke patterns in automobile hubcaps and wheels resembling earlier wheel construction (wooden spokes or wire spokes). Leather grain Artificial leather grain on items that traditionally used leather but now use plastics, such as car dashboards and books. Nonfunctional pockets Nonfunctional pockets in clothing. Cork textures Cigarettes with the paper around their filter printed to look like cork. Flame-shaped light bulbs Fake candles with flame-shaped light bulbs on electric chandeliers. Familiarity Engagement
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 This publication has been funded in part with Federal funds from the U.S. Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) under contract number ED05CO0039. The content of this publication does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Education, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Additional information about participation in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (WCAG WG) can be found on the Working Group home page. Other previously active WCAG WG participants and other contributors to WCAG 2.0
CSS Get the lowdown on the key pieces of Bootstrap's infrastructure, including our approach to better, faster, stronger web development. HTML5 doctype Bootstrap makes use of certain HTML elements and CSS properties that require the use of the HTML5 doctype. <! Mobile first With Bootstrap 2, we added optional mobile friendly styles for key aspects of the framework. To ensure proper rendering and touch zooming, add the viewport meta tag to your <head>. You can disable zooming capabilities on mobile devices by adding user-scalable=no to the viewport meta tag. Bootstrap sets basic global display, typography, and link styles. Set background-color: #fff; on the body Use the @font-family-base, @font-size-base, and @line-height-base attributes as our typographic base Set the global link color via @link-color and apply link underlines only on :hover These styles can be found within scaffolding.less. Normalize.css Containers Use .container for a responsive fixed width container. <div class="container"> ... <!
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How to Meet WCAG 2.0 For moving, blinking, scrolling, or auto-updating information, all of the following are true: Moving, blinking, scrolling: For any moving, blinking or scrolling information that (1) starts automatically, (2) lasts more than five seconds, and (3) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it unless the movement, blinking, or scrolling is part of an activity where it is essential; andAuto-updating: For any auto-updating information that (1) starts automatically and (2) is presented in parallel with other content, there is a mechanism for the user to pause, stop, or hide it or to control the frequency of the update unless the auto-updating is part of an activity where it is essential. Note 1: For requirements related to flickering or flashing content, refer to Guideline 2.3.
The Importance Of HTML5 Sectioning Elements Whatever you call them — blocks, boxes, areas, regions — we’ve been dividing our Web pages into visible sections for well over a decade. The problem is, we’ve never had the right tools to do so. While our interfaces look all the world like grids, the underlying structure has been cobbled together from numbered headings and unsemantic helper elements; an unbridled stream of content at odds with its own box-like appearance. Because we can make our <div>s look but not behave like sections, the experience for assistive technology (AT) users and data-mining software is quite different from the experience enjoyed by those gifted with sight. Now that HTML5 has finally made sectioning elements1 available, many of us greet them with great reluctance. Make no mistake: Sectioning elements help you improve document structure, and they’re in the spec’ to stay. Making Websites Link *Bites tongue* Web Standards Link As I shall demonstrate, the <div> is the ultimate Graphic Design tool. Why Is This So?
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