Morning CSS Links

Courtesy of a few entries on Simon Willison’s weblog (link 1, link 2, link 3) comes the following CSS- and accessibility-related links.

  • Listamatic: a great collection of tricks and techniques for doing nicely styled lists using only simple, good html and CSS. and Listutorial: some step-by-step how-to’s on some of the list techniques.
  • What do Screen Readers Really Say? A look at using display:hidden for skip-navigation (which I employ). Turns out, it doesn’t work Luckily, there is a solution and another which is very cool.
  • Tom Gilder on Over-Accessibility. Right on! My philosophy is that accessibility is part of usability and has to be treated as such. You are not developing a beautiful UI and then tacking on accessibility hooks, you are designing both interfaces at the same time. As much care needs to go into the accessible UI as does the visual. In short: usable accessibility. I even wrote a white paper on this which I hope to actually publish online one of these days…