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

Accessible Content – Part 1: unique and informative Page Titles

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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.

Series: Producing accessible Content for the Web

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Fifteen minutes with you
well, I wouldn’t say no

Morrissey, “Hairdresser on Fire”

I conducted a big research on producing accessible content for websites with a target audience of editors and content producers. As there are quite a few topics and a lot of stuff to be aware about, I decided to make a series on that an split it all into smaller articles.

Accessibility Issues concerning Windows High Contrast Mode

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And in the darkened underpass
I thought oh God, my chance has come at last
(but then a strange fear gripped me and I just couldn’t ask)

The Smiths, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

There is more to Web Accessibility than screen readers and machine readability. One of the more excotic topics there is user preferences via operating system or user generated style sheets. The more commonly known was introduced by Microsoft with Windows 7:

Windows High Contrast Mode (Win HCM).

A Presentation on Progressive Enhancement

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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.

Bookmarklet “Markup Pollution Checker”

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All men have secrets and here is mine so let it be known
For we have been through hell and high tide

The Smiths, “What Difference Does It Make?”

Did you ever find unwanted stuff in your programtically genrerated markup that you considered pollution and wanted to locate and erase? Here is a little helper for you.