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Does the <body> rule the mind or does the mind rule the <body>?

Accessible Content – Part 3: Structuring the Page with semantic Elements

When your name’s with the best
Will my name be on your guest list?

Morrissey, “Lucky Lisp”

Some contents require special structure and preparation. These should then also be packaged in the HTML elements provided for this purpose. Every text editor of a modern content management system or blog software helps you to do this without having to understand the exact syntax.
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Accessible Content – Part 2: Headings for a better Page Structure

Steely blue eyes
With no love in them
Scan The World

Morrissey, “America is not the World”

You should be breaking up large texts in smaller chunks with headings!

Your contents should be grouped hierarchically and thematically with headings and subheadings. This creates a clear table of contents for the page and facilitates navigation on the page. As soon as a new paragraph is started, a suitable heading should be considered. This makes it easier to roughly “scan” the text.
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Accessible Content – Part 1: unique and informative Page Titles

Can you squeeze me
Into an empty page of your diary?

Morrissey, “Hairdresser on Fire”

Let’s start where it all begins: the page title! That’s at least, where all websites “begin”. Page titles, for example, always appear first in search results and already make it possible to distinguish them from other search hits.
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A Presentation on Progressive Enhancement

Why pamper life’s complexity
When the leather runs smooth
On the passenger’s seat?

The Smiths, “This Charming Man”

Here is a little presentation of a talk I recently held to my colleagues on Progressive Enhancement. It was made to convince my backend oriented fellow developers to implement stuff the right way with some best practice frontend technique.
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Proposal for a more accessible Download Link

And people who are uglier than you and I
They take what they need, and leave

The Smiths, “A Roush And A Push And The Land Is Ours”

If you want to offer downloadable files to your user, how do you perfectly wrap those for all of them? Just putting a hyperlink around a file name seems so outdated. With modern HTML5, this can be made much better and more accessible.
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