To make up for the lack of post last week (apologies, things have just been too busy), a special post this week. Before working on the new website, I once again did some searching for an accessible WordPress theme. Unfortunately, I found little that would meet my needs as I required WCAG (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines) level AA at the minimum, but preferably something that would be as accessible as possible.
UPDATE (March 6, 20104) : Added a new example, and did some minor fixes.
This is not by any means a new idea, but as I am in the process of redesigning the website, I did think about the carousel. The existing website doesn’t have one, but glancing at my WordPress statistics, the image carousel plugin review post has been getting the highest number of hits, and I have that post for a reason (that is I had to put one into the last site I did). Continue reading
I’ve been working on our new website and as usual, I decided to start with a card sort. Continue reading
During the Code4LibBC breakout sessions, we had an ‘accessibility corner’. We talked about a lot of different things, but we covered two major topics: the process we might go through, and how to get buy in. While we have a google doc with notes from the breakout, hopefully this blog post organizes those notes and other thoughts into something a little more cohesive. Continue reading
For this presentation, I decided to speak more broadly on accessibility (rather than focus specifically on web accessibility), partly because it’s so short (5-10 minute lightning talk) and partly due to the fact that despite it being a “Code4Lib” regional, we wanted to promote cross collaboration across all skill and knowledge levels. I still used a technology example, but had physical space related examples as well. Continue reading
I can take no credit at all for the development of the tutorials pane of Thimble (that goes to Tom Park for development and Pomax for reviewing), but I was so excited by it that as soon as it was pushed out into production (before it was officially announced), I decided to try it by “converting” one of the existing starter makes. Continue reading
Okay, so I know we have the CSS3 multiple column layout “columns” property in the newest browsers, but working in public institutions where we are expected to support IE as far back as version 8 or sometimes 7 (in the very rare case even 6 still), we cannot rely on the columns property… yet. Continue reading