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Accessible pop-ups

Pop-up windows are prohibited by the WCAG accessibility standards. To quote:

"Until user agents allow users to turn off spawned windows, do not cause pop-ups or other windows to appear…"

Also, Javascript, which is often used to open pop-ups, is forbidden: Quote:

"Ensure that pages are usable when scripts, applets, or other programmatic objects are turned off or not supported…"

If you for some reason are forced to use pop-ups, the least you can do is to make sure they are accessible for people without Javascript. Caio Chassot shows you how.

Links:

  • The article Accessible Pop-up Links

Henrik Olsen - June 15, 2004

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Fluid Thinking

Apart from being the most... er... graceful term in the web's working glossary, "graceful degradation" is a simple but powerful technique. The first step in adapting that technique successfully is fluid thinking: accepting the unpredictability that rules the user interface of the web.

Links:

  • fluid thinking

Nick Finck - September 25, 2002

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See also: Web standards (2) 


 

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Technography

At thecounter.com you'll find some statistics on browser usage. The statistics are based on the users of the counter.com statistic tool.

You'll find statistics on:
- JavaScript (88%)
- Java (87%)
- Operation Systems (63% Windows 98)
- Browsers (MSIE 5.x 62%)
- Screen resolution (52% 800x600 / 3%640x480)
- Colour depth (52% 16bit)
- Visits by domains
- Visits by weekday

Links:

  • Statistics from thecounter.com

Henrik Olsen - February 12, 2002

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