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Re: Styling for high-contrast mode


From: Keith Parks
Date: Oct 17, 2008 9:20AM

On Oct 16, 2008, at 5:55 PM, Dean Hamack wrote:

> So the question now is, "is there a way to specify styles just for
> high-contrast mode?"

Since high-contrast mode seems to assume that "foreground" (inline)
images are part of the essential content, but background images are
not, I think one thing that should be addressed relates to something
you mentioned in an earlier post...

> If I would have used hardcoded images for the headers and asterisks
> (as
> others suggested), I would have violated best practices (don't use
> hardcoded
> images for aesthetic items), [snip...]

When I've heard this it was usually phrased a bit differently, more
like "don't use inline images that are purely decorative". So my
question is, are the text-as-images in your example purely aesthetic?
The fact that the designer wants that text to be in a particular font
and color is an *aesthetic* decision, but the image itself is not just
decorative, but is part of the content.

So I feel that using an inline image in this instance would be an
entirely proper way to set up the page.

Keith Parks
Graphic Designer/Web Designer
Student Affairs Communications Services
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA 92182-7444
(619) 594-1046


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