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Re: Re: graphic slices


From: Tony Trott
Date: Jan 21, 2003 11:31AM

I was indeed referring only to a homepage being done with graphics.

I, personally, don't like it being done that way but I am not in charge of
this. I can only give reccomendations and ideas. I would rather stick with
a text page because, honestly, I don't have a clue how graphics programs
work. I got PS 7 recently and, of course, ImageReady came with that, but I
don't know either one well yet.

I am getting better at making accesible pages but I think that a homepage
designed with graphics has its own accesibility issues and I don't know what
they are or how to fix them!

Tony Trott

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lori K. Brown" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:49 PM
Subject: Re: Re: graphic slices

> But the gentleman with the question only asked about doing one page,
> the homepage, with this technique. I mean, it's obvious (I hope) that
> an all-images page is not going to be desirable for an entire site.
> I think the way to go, if you really feel compelled to do the home
> page this way, is to supply a small link to a text-only version of
> that page only. Which doesn't get you off the hook for proper alt
> text, etc., but it does somewhat resolve problems of clarity and
> order
> of presentation of information.
> Lori Kay Brown
> User Interface Engineer
> SiteScape, Inc.
> -------- Original Message --------
> ==> From: "Mark Rew" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
> ==> Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2003 12:42:15 -0500
> The concern I have with an all graphics site is that any text
> information that is displayed with graphics have an alt tag with the
> corresponding information. I'm also concern with the effect on
> slower
> connections such as users connecting to an Internet provider via
> modem.
> Another thought is that the separation between structure, content,
> and
> presentation is lost. It improves navigation to use standard
> structure elements as heading tags, paragraph, list, etc. Many
> screen
> readers can jump to the beginning and end of such structures as
> lists,
> tables, and paragraphs. Or provide a list of headings that the user
> can jump to. All of these features make navigating a web page with a
> screen reader easier.
> Mark Rew ----- Original Message ----- From: Tony Trott To:
> <EMAIL REMOVED> Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 11:18 AM
> Subject: graphic slices
> Hi, all.
> I'm curious about the idea of designing a homepage with graphics.
> It seems to me that this would not be a good idea as it would be
> quite
> inaccessible to screenreaders and if the graphics are raster graphics
> they will be distorted when enlarged. Also, having a lot of text in
> a
> graphic also can easily lead to abuse of the alt-text requirement.
> I'm asking this because I have seen and heard a lot of people
> talking about designing with sliced graphics. As I said, it seems
> like a bad idea to me but I admit I could be wrong. What do you
> think
> of this idea of designing a homepage with only graphics?
> Tony
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