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WP508 - Section 508 Compliant Theme (11 posts)

  1. http://www.wp508.com

    This is a work in progress but it it's a WordPress Section 508 compliant theme site. Please check it out and let me know what you think.

  2. No news is good news?

  3. jrodgers
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    don't know what browsers you tested on but its broken in FF3.03

  4. What is broken? I'm using FF 3.0.3 and have tested this on Safari, IE7, FF3.0.3, Opera 9.6, and Chrome.

  5. flakkito
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Looks good om Mac Os X with FF 2.0.0.17

  6. Hebbylaya
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using FF3.03 and it doesn't appear to be broken at all

  7. Thanks for checking it out. You rock. :)

    Any others?

  8. jrodgers
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    when i look at in ff3.03 windows, i have a floating menu, Skip To: on the upper left hand side and the publications button is in the bottom left hand corner of the header image not part of the main menu, is that how its supposed to look? also, when you resize the floating menu overlaps the page content

  9. Those are by design. Your feedback is crucial though, as it helps me to identify possible confusion with the style and adjust accordingly.

    The "publications" menu is actually just a list of the blog categories, meant to be at the bottom to separate the blog categories from the pages.

    The floating menu is meant to move independently of the body container. I suppose I could re z-index them so the menu falls underneath?

  10. jrodgers
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The "publications" menu is actually just a list of the blog categories, meant to be at the bottom to separate the blog categories from the pages.

    maybe give it a different background to differentiate it for the main menu, reason i thought this menu was broken is that i have seen main menus exceed their container width and then have one or more items appear 'below' the menu when they should be beside the rest of the menu items

    The floating menu is meant to move independently of the body container. I suppose I could re z-index them so the menu falls underneath?

    probably not, then people will wonder what happened to it, problem with floating menues/items is when the parent container resizes the menu/items move and they might go over other items, and you don't know what size screen your users will have some one with a smaller screen and using a larger font will see some thing entirely different

    as your site is intended for use for those with disabilities consider things like font size, some users will have visual impairments where they will need a larger font than offered in your base style, when they increase the font to their requirement how will the site look? will your layout accommodate a larger, user defined font/font size? i can zoom in on FF but can't increase the font size in IE.

  11. That makes sense and I think they're very valid points, and really appreciate the fresh perspective.

    To open up some discussion, with modern web browser technology, I feel that using a style or javascript to zoom or resize text is a redundant function, that because of its lack of consistency in implementation is probably a rarely used feature.

    IE does have the ability to zoom the page, and I'll need to look at the text size issue. I assumed it would work because of how I styled my font sizes, but you're right and I overlooked that test so thanks for bringing that up.

    The site is also designed to work without any style sheet at all, hopefully to read logically and provide good separation even without a style sheet. So if all else fails, ditching the visual style all together degrades extremely gracefully.

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