Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Web Standards and Accessibility
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Saving this for later?

Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime - even offline.

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Web Standards and Accessibility

989
views

Published on

A presentation about web standards and accessibility I gave to the ASIS&T group at Wayne State University. …

A presentation about web standards and accessibility I gave to the ASIS&T group at Wayne State University.

Full Explanation:
http://wsuasist.blogspot.com/2009/03/web-standards-and-accessibility.html

Published in: Technology

0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
989
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
39
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide



  • W3C controlled standard the browser developers work off to display web pages

  • Don’t hack it up, headers, blockquotes, paragraphs, alt tags






  • Executing Plans Don’t Go as Planned








  • Transcript

    • 1. Web Standards and Accessibility Nick DeNardis http://nickdenardis.com @nickdenardis Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 2. About Myself • Associate Director of Web Communications • Host of EDU Checkup • Staff Writer at .eduGuru • Officer for Refresh Detroit Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 3. • What are Web Standards • Standards in the Real World • What is Accessibility • Accessibility in the Real World Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 4. What are Web Standards? • Philosophy of Web Design • Best Practices • Validation • Semantics • Three Main Layers Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 5. Three Layers Javascript / Behavior CSS / Design HTML / Content Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 6. HTML / Content • Describe Content (semantic) • Validation (W3C) • Reduce Meaningless Markup • Reduce Download Speed • Tables for Tabular Data (only) Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 7. <ul class=”skip”> <fieldset id=”login”> Content <h1> <h2> <ul id=”navigation”> Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 8. CSS / Design • Images that don’t have meaning to the doc • Positioning • Global Changes • Establishing Rules • ID’s and Class Naming Conventions • Cross Browser Support Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 9. Design Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 10. Javascript / Behavior • Progressive Enhancement • Graceful Degradation • AJAX • Javascript Libraries • Cross Browser Support Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 11. Behavior Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 12. Pitching to the Boss • Less Bandwidth • Less Server Load • Bring more people (less obstruction) • Ease of Maintenance • SEO Built In • Future Proofing • Save Money Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 13. The Ugly Reality • Rushed Timelines • Too Many Developers • Lack of Communication • WYSIWYG Editors • Scope Creep • Slow Erosion • !important Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 14. What Can You Do? • Defensive Development • Flexible Design/Code • Plan for the worst case • No pixel perfect layouts • Establishing Rules/Habits Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 15. What is Accessibility • Beyond the Blind • Universal Access • Just Using Mouse/Keyboard • Lockdown Situations (IE 6) • Slow Connections • Mobile Browsers Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 16. Accessibility Rules • It’s The Right Thing To Do • Progressive Enhancement • ADA (Section 508) • Screen Readers • Search Engines Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 17. The Ugly Reality • Last Thing On The List • Progressive Enhancement Turns to Graceful Degradation • Time Constraints • No User Testing Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 18. Its Up To You • Get in the Routine • Advocate • Care • Opera Web Standards Curriculum Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 19. Questions? Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 20. Thank You Nick DeNardis http://nickdenardis.com @nickdenardis Saturday, March 7, 2009
    • 21. Links • http://validator.w3.org/ • http://section508.gov/ • http://jquery.com/ • http://tinyurl.com/ietester • http://opera.com/company/education/ curriculum/ • http://www.cynthiasays.com/ Saturday, March 7, 2009