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Tags versus Labels versus Categories…

The concept of meta data is often a tricky sell. It’s one of those concepts that requires a little abstract thought. Delivering the idea of meta data without a suitably real-world analogy to a non-technical client, for example, can be a project-ending event. And so it is with Tags. As ‘blogging enters into the vocabulary […]

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Should e-commerce websites support Web Accessibility by law?

I recently ran a couple of articles on web accessibility [1] [2] and what emerged was the prospect of much improvement as the web standards become the rule rather than the exception. I say this with confidence because there’s money in conforming to the web standards and web accessibility in particular. My line of reasoning […]

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When it comes to Web Standards & Web Accessibility: compliance, but of another kind…

So we work hard to meet with the web standards, to build in accessibility and to keep our websites and web applications usable. But what happens if we’ve made a square peg for a round hole? In the first installment, I looked at the polite and the not so polite ways in which the establishment […]

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When it comes to Web Standards & Web Accessibility: is it better to push or to shove?

Not that web accessibility is some kind of web tech’ debutante or anything, so why is it that when push comes to shove, bringing much-needed attention to web standards has to involve gettin’ all litigious? I ask this because over the course of this week, the signal-to-noise ratio on issues relating to web accessibility has […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for Web 2.0 calm

At last! Some sense & reason seems to have been brought to all of the nonsense, obfuscation and misinformation around Web 2.0, and not before time, either: “Tim Berners-Lee, the individual credited with inventing the web and giving so many of us jobs, has become the most prominent individual so-far to point out that the […]