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Re: Image gallery script


From: Keith Parks
Date: Jan 27, 2010 3:27PM

On Jan 26, 2010, at 8:13 PM, Celeste Mackintosh wrote:

> Hi there,
> Could someone give me an opinion on this script?
> http://www.twospy.com/galleriffic/example-2.html
> I've had a play tabbing through and it seemed okay navigating with
> the keyboard to me, but the html the script generates isn't so
> useable. Would it be okay to provide an alternate version linked to
> above the gallery (and maybe hidden off the page) for screenreaders
> where captions that have links etc. are fully replicated? What do
> people think of this gallery?

I've been using the galleriffic + jquery combination for slide shows
for a while now. They seemed to me to be reasonably accessible if one
sets them up properly.

The one shortcoming that I recall is that the highlighting that shows
up on Hover does not also show up on Focus when tabbing. It may be
fixable in the css or js file, but I couldn't figure it out. It also
may not be a problem in IE (I do my development on a Mac, and frankly
can't recall if I tested that aspect in IE.)

As for the html side, I found that pretty straightforward, even easy:
a <ul> of thumbnail images, with links to the full-size versions. What
did you find not so usable about it?

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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