Discussions of CSS and accessibilityTuesday, September 17, 2002
The Web developer's usability web log, WebWord, debating whether to go for a CSS layout. The resulting debate turns out to be a lot cleaner and more productive than a typical Slashdot flame-fest. A couple of excellent resources are mentioned:
- Mark Pilgrim's DiveIntoAccessibility: (30 days to a more accessible website) is an online book that answers the two main questions about making a website accessible - Why? and How?
- Along with CSS layout resources such as Glish.com, a similar resource called Real World Style which caters for CSS designs that work decently in Netscape 4 (a browser that tends to be deliberately forgotten by web designers)
Typically, when advocating CSS layouts as the way to go the inevitable question is which commercial websites actually use pure CSS layouts. So far there have been a few one-page mock-ups of websites such as Amazon and Lycos to show that layout in CSS is quite feasible. There is a severe lack of commercially viable websites, so its heartening to see websites such as Bigbaer specialising Urban and Indie music reviews, all done in pure CSS.