Thomas Hawk’s Digital Connection: Top 10 Hacks on FlickrOne of the nice things about Flickr is that because of their open API a whole host of developers have built more and more interesting things to do with the site. It’s interesting to me today that so many of the ways that I use Flickr are not even through the site as designed by Yahoo, but instead through the work of outside developers who are constantly creating new and interesting ways to experience the site. Today I thought I’d share what I think are the top 10 Hacks on Flickr.
Ensure Your Web Site Is AccessibleIn May 1999, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced its Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0. The WCAG outlines steps that Web-site owners can take to make their sites usable by persons with disabilities such as low vision, color-blindness, and limited mobility.
This tutorial explains how to test your Web site for a number of common, high-level accessibility problems. This worksheet includes:
* Six visual tests Webmasters can use to check their site for accessibility.
* Instructions on how to download, install, and use Job Access With Speech (JAWS), a screen reader used by visitors who are blind or have low vision.
* An explanation of how to use and understand the Web Accessibility Versatile Evaluator (WAVE), a Web site that tests HTML code for accessibility errors.
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Showing Hyperlink Cues with CSS (Ask the CSS Guy)Put the little icons next to hyperlinks that signify if that link will take me offsite, open a popup, or link to a file (as opposed to another html page). Here’s how to do it in a way that’s supported in IE7, Firefox, and Safari.