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Re: Alternate Stylesheets

From: Thomas Jewett <jewett@csulb.edu>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 19:12:00 -0800
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>,Eric Eggert <mail@yatil.de>
Cc: public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org
Message-ID: <web-15984420@romulus.csulb.edu>

Oops -- my preceeding message was really about
this thread. Sorry.

Tom

On Tue, 11 Nov 2008 17:50:36 +0100
  Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> Best,
>   Shadi
> 
> 
> 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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