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Re: [for review] RD Symposia design

From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Date: Tue, 03 Jul 2012 12:36:31 +0100
Message-ID: <4FF2D93F.3080009@cfit.ie>
To: simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk
CC: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>, Liam McGee <liam@searchjohnston.co.uk>, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Simon Harper wrote:
> I *Love* this design - really good work.
>
> Si.
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> University of Manchester (UK)
> Web Ergonomics Lab - Information Management Group
> http://wel.cs.manchester.ac.uk
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> On 02/07/12 14:41, Shawn Henry wrote:
[...]
>> Please let me know if you have any concerns with the overall design,
>> and if you have comments on any specifics, e.g,:

Firstly, it is good to see some new designs being tried out so well done :-)

It is very text heavy and there is a lot white space around the text and 
containing design, so one comment is that this can cause some screen 
glare for VIP.

>> * Is the use of all caps and italics acceptable?

Personally, I think its fine if used in moderation. Some may have 
legibility issues with it. I do think the font used for body copy of the 
page could be difficult. A sans serif font may be preferable - but again 
it can depend on who you ask.

>> * Is the HTML5 used (e.g., <header> and <nav>) sufficiently supported
>> by AT?

Nope. Not at all. So really, I wouldn't use them, but including them 
isn't going to break anything it's just that they are just of no earthly 
use to AT users right now. If you wish to denote any landmarks - use 
ARIA :-)

The <li> items used for 'Home', 'Proceedings' etc could be given the 
ARIA role="navigation" for example.

<nav>
<ul role="navigation">
<li><a href="home.html">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="proceedings.html">Proceedings</a></li>
<li><a href="transcript.html" class="here">Transcript</a></li>
<li><a href="cfp.html">Call for Papers</a></li>
<li><a href="report.html">Report</a></li>
</ul>
</nav>

or

<nav>
<ul role="navigation" tabindex="0">
<li><a href="home.html">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="proceedings.html">Proceedings</a></li>
<li><a href="transcript.html" class="here">Transcript</a></li>
<li><a href="cfp.html">Call for Papers</a></li>
<li><a href="report.html">Report</a></li>
</ul>
</nav>

but dropping the <nav> element such as:

<ul role="navigation" tabindex="0">
<li><a href="home.html">Home</a></li>
<li><a href="proceedings.html">Proceedings</a></li>
<li><a href="transcript.html" class="here">Transcript</a></li>
<li><a href="cfp.html">Call for Papers</a></li>
<li><a href="report.html">Report</a></li>
</ul>

is perfectly sufficient.


>> * Should there be a visited link colour?

Maybe, but I think the links should highlight on keyboard focus (using 
CSS pseudo classes etc).

HTH

Josh
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