Posts Tagged ‘accessibility’

When good people use good software to do bad things to websites

September 8, 2011

Flash is a wonderful piece of software when used to add functionality to a website.  It is not a substitute for HTML. In particular, it may shut out some people from using your website. I’ve already written on the fact that iPhones and iPads don’t run Flash. Now I’m going to tell you about how a site has made itself so annoying to use that I’m not going to use it again until they fix it.

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iPad not there yet for zoomers

September 29, 2010

I decided to try out the iPad today at my local Apple store. I discovered that it is not that friendly for folks whose eyes don’t match up to twenty-something UI designers, and there seem to be some glitches elsewhere as well.

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Why can’t an OS be more like a browser?

June 17, 2010

Mac, Windows, Linux and all the programs that run on you, why can’t you be more like a browser?

You see, monitors are just going to get better and better, and squeeze more pixels in. But our eyes are just going to get older and older, squeezing fewer, well, whatever the eye equivalent of pixels are. But computer programs are mostly going to continue to be designed by folks with sharp vision.

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