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
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
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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.
Adaptive Images in HTML Understanding WCAG 2.0 A guide to understanding and implementing Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 W3C Working Group Note 8 April 2014 This version: Latest version: Previous version: Editors: Michael Cooper, W3C Andrew Kirkpatrick, Adobe Systems Inc. Joshue O Connor, NCBI Centre for Inclusive Technology (CFIT) Previous Editors: Loretta Guarino Reid (until May 2013 while at Google, Inc.) Gregg Vanderheiden (until May 2013 while at Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Ben Caldwell (until September 2010 while at Trace R&D Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison) Wendy Chisholm (until July 2006 while at W3C) John Slatin (until June 2006 while at Accessibility Institute, University of Texas at Austin) This document is also available in these non-normative formats: Copyright © 2014 W3C® (MIT, ERCIM, Keio, Beihang), All Rights Reserved. Abstract
rlightbox – a jQuery UI mediabox Table of Content Announcement rlightbox development is discontinued at the moment. News February 4, 2012 – new 1.1.1 point release fixes issue #5 October 14, 2011 – new stable version 1.1 has been released. About rlightbox is a jQuery UI mediabox that can display many types of content such as images, YouTube and Vimeo videos. Features Sets Set is a group of images, Youtube, Vimeo, or Flash swf videos, or a mix of them all. YouTube support rlightbox supports playing YouTube videos. Vimeo support rlightbox supports playing Vimeo videos. Flash swf video support rlightbox also supports playing standard swf videos. Panorama Panorama is a way to display part of a full-sized image on the screen. Panorama mode is available when the icon with four arrows pops up at the top left corner of the widget. Live Re-size rlightbox is able to adapt to browser size, and it is great for so-called responsive design. ThemeRoller ready! rlightbox is compatible with ThemeRoller! Keyboard Navigation Nice error handling Other
Relationship between Mobile Web Best Practices (MWBP) and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Abstract This technical report describes the similarities and differences between the requirements in Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) and Mobile Web Best Practices 1.0 (MWBP). Introductory information and links to related documents are in Web Content Accessibility and Mobile Web: Making a Web Site Accessible Both for People with Disabilities and for Mobile Devices. Status of This Document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. This document was developed jointly by the Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group of the Mobile Web Initiative (MWI) and the Education & Outreach Working Group (EOWG) of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The Working Groups believe this document is complete and do not anticipate any substantive changes. Please send comments on this document to firstname.lastname@example.org (with public archive) by 16 June 2009. Audience Introduction Priorities and Levels [WAI/Mobile]
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