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Re: Alternate Stylesheets

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:50:36 +0100
Message-ID: <4919B7DC.40001@w3.org>
To: Eric Eggert <mail@yatil.de>
CC: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org

Hi Eric, all,

Thank you for doing this review! Personally I don't think that we should 
prioritize these changes, there is a lot of other work waiting for us on 
this Demo. What do others think?


Eric Eggert wrote:
> Hi all.
> Iíve had a look into the accessible demo pages in regard of applying 
> various alternate stylesheets to provide a small accessibility zen garden.
> Conclusion first: Iís possible but not easy.
> There is lots of presentational markup in the demo like twelve or 
> something divs for the shadow around the site which wouldnít exactly 
> hinder the ability to style it but canít be considered best practice.
> Another problem are the inbound images, like the logo and weather info, 
> which are hard to replace by other fancy looking graphics and/or plain 
> text.
> There is no image replacement possible as the markup is missing @id on 
> several headlines and the markup is sometimes hard to understand as 
> class names are neither presentational (e.g. left and right) or semantic 
> (like primarycontent and secondarycontent) but sometimes obscure like c2 
> and c7 which represent the left and right column on the info demo page.
> That said, a rebrush would really be nice for those pages, probably some 
> lighter colors and a not so boxy layout. One could really do something 
> like that to present those pages in a more modern way.
> I personally wouldnít redesign the pages without touching the markup as 
> there are some things which could be optimized and simplified.
> Any comments?
> Regards, Eric

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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