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CSS3: is the right moment to use it?

The draft of the CSS3 code arouse a lot of excitement from the first moment of its announcement,  then seeing the first browsers  (all, except IE) that starter to support  these fantastic proprieties, making simple to achieve even the most complicated thing sent in ecstasy  many web designers  that decided to dedicate body and soul to this novelty, along with HTML5.

The HTML language defines the structure, the fundamental part of the site and leaving it at the mercy of a non standard code, or of js libraries that should  run sites in HTML 5 on non-compliant browsers (like Modernizr) is however a risk.

Different is the story for the CSS code that, by definition, defines the presentation.

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Accessible form: how to position items and render it attractive?

Accessible form: how to position items and render it attractive?

We were left in great suspense, curious to see how our ugly duck, difficult to understand, is transformed into a beautiful swan... and now are you ready to follow me in this transformation process through the CSS code? (more…)

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Usability: How to write for the Web

Usability: How to write for the Web

You have probably read it so often that it may even sound banal, an illogical expression but…Content is the king. So how come nobody never talks about it? People talk on how to present it, what to put around it,...

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How can we create an accessible form and with an optimized code?

How can we create an accessible form and with an optimized code?

After a lot of theory and examples on what not to do, today we’re finally going to put our hands on some codes, seeing how to create an accessible form and with a standard code. In most cases, in fact, the...

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Accessibility and reality: the horror gallery (first part)

Accessibility and reality: the horror gallery (first part)

It happens that I read on the web a bit too often, statements of web-designers ( or presumed) that say that they get paid separately  for the compatibilty with browsers  like Internet Explorer 6 and even the accessibilty of the...

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Accessibility: is your site readable?

Accessibility: is your site readable?

A few weeks ago we treated the issue of the web-standard fonts and in particular the specifications CSS3 @font-face. An important aspect that, for one reason or another, I didn’t take in consideration is the readability of the “fonts”: “now”...

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Why typographically thinking ruins your site? (second part)

Why typographically thinking ruins your site? (second part)

A couple of weeks ago  we talked about how some summaries of the traditional graphics are stored and  wrongly reused in the web world: for example the definition of the height of the elements involved in  the layout. But there...

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Accessibility: how and why to be careful with the colors to use

Accessibility: how and why to be careful with the colors to use

In the previous articles, of the series "Why typographically thinking ruins your site" we already talked about taking in consideration the possible personalization of a website from the user and the standard font , leaving out although a very important issue: the...

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Why tables and divitis make your site inaccessible?

Why tables and divitis make your site inaccessible?

There are several types of errors of accessibility and usability common among web-designers and aspirant web designers, whyyou should  eliminate them from your site should be a question with an enclosed answer: if there are problems it’s obvious that they...

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Why do people run away from your site?

Why do people run away from your site?

You have noticed: in the era of web 2.0 and of the social sharing, information is accessible from multiple sources (although there’re often less authoritative respect to the last period). So, often a user can find himself on your site after...

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Why thinking typographically ruins your site?

Why thinking typographically ruins your site?

Since there are no obligatory academic courses for our sector, one often approaches the web design with no graphic nor composition basis and with the same frequency changes course to web design starting from a training in traditional graphics. Obviously...

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Passionate and professional web-designer, she knows deeply (x)HTML/CSS, loves to experiment PHP & js scripts and is always ready to learn new practices and techniques. She prefers a sober design for web-sites, with particular attention on usability and accessibility, moreover on what is under the shell: the code, strictly standard.

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