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5969RE: [NH] advice on good design wanted

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  • Corl DeLuna
    Mar 30, 2007
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      Hi Alex,

      You might want to look at this article
      http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol4/accessibility_no17.htm It's a few years
      old but that might be perfect since as you've said, "write your code as
      backwards compatible as possible."

      I use CSS for layout, not out of principle, but because that was the thing
      to do when I started to learn this maddening craft. I've been using the <a
      href="#navigation">Skip to navigation links or content</a> technique for a
      long time and just style as display: none.

      I'm learning tables now for data presentation and found part 1 a real eye
      opener http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol4/accessibility_no16.htm

      brought up this and many other interesting articles on the subject.

      As a side note here is insightful article


      From: ntb-html@yahoogroups.com [mailto:ntb-html@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
      Of Axel Berger
      Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 2:24 AM
      To: NoteTab HTML
      Subject: [NH] advice on good design wanted

      My daughter wants a site in the classic three columns and header design.
      Now I am in a bit of a quandry how to do it. I am I firm believer in
      HTML for structure and content and CSS for design and insist on writing
      HTML that's fully useable on its own. Most of that is easy: Content DIV
      for the middle column first, side columns after. But this makes terribly
      long pages and it really would be desirable to place the two slim side
      columns side by side. For two images that's easy, but it can't be done
      for DIVs with HTML (or can it?).
      Do you suppose it might be acceptable to use a table with the top row
      colspan 2 for the content and two cells in the second row and declare
      that às "this is not a table" in CSS? Using tables for layout totally
      goes against the grain but it would aid useability. Does anyone know
      which is better for blind and keyboard-only users?

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