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Starting with defining simple button controls and moving on to create reusable, accessible widgets, this book is about making interactions possible and meaningful for those who suffer from cognitive and motor impairments, as well as users who experience a range of vision impairments. However, the lessons learned from addressing the specific requirements of those using assistive technologies or consuming information in unusual ways can be applied to enrich the web for everyone. We all win.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: This Is For Everyone
Chapter 2: It’s All About Buttons
Chapter 3: The WAI Forward
Chapter 4: Getting Around
Chapter 5: Peekaboo
Chapter 6: It’s Alive!
Chapter 7: Welcome To The Community
EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 2: It’s All About Buttons
It can seem that way, but no. You see, web standards are all about agreement. It’s only through agreement that things can be made to work and behave in ways that are predictable for the greatest number of people. By designating certain behaviors to the
<button> element, browser vendors can agree on how the element should be rendered and how it should behave. This way, authors like you and I will know which element to code if we want to elicit these behaviors. We work with the browser vendors to make our users’ lives easier. By convention, they know what they’re getting when they encounter a button.”
“You won’t get far on the web these days without stumbling on some sort of tabbed interface. You know the kind of thing: a line of tabs, like those used in a filing cabinet, with each corresponding to their own pane or panel of content. It’s a popular pattern because it allows users to browse and switch between content, excluding from view anything they’re not interested in.
Released: June 2014
Publisher: Smashing Magazine GmbH
ISBN (PDF): 978-3-94454079-5
ISBN (EPUB): 978-3-94454080-1
ISBN (KINDLE): 978-3-94454081-8
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