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Aiding keyboard usage with :focus cues

By Isofarro on February 9th, 2009 - 3 comments

Knowing where the keyboard focus is at any time is critical for keyboard users to navigate through and to a particular page. It’s not only screen reader users who don’t use a mouse, many disabilities leave the keyboard as the only viable way to interact with a computer whilst still using a monitor. The dotted […]

Avoiding redundant title attributes

By Isofarro on April 14th, 2008 - 9 comments

The title attribute is one of the overlooked attributes in the HTML collection. It’s most often used to mark up abbreviations with their expanded forms. Sometimes it’s used to rout around Internet Explorer’s tooltip behaviour of image alt attributes. The attribute itself is meant to supply optional supplementary information. The most beneficial example is in […]

Providing link text

By Isofarro on March 4th, 2008 - No comments

In websites offering news, it’s common for there to be a story title and an image both linking to the actual story. The design requirement, or even a tracking requirement, may force there to be two separate links, one for the story title, and one for the story image. Image links A common mistake is […]

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