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Re: [css-d] What happened to design?

Sent by Ben Henick on 26 January 2002 02:02

On Sat, 26 Jan 2002, Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 09:30 AM 1/26/2002, Al Sparber wrote:
> >I think this list is cool beans for folks wanting to learn to do it right...
> >to varying degrees. A great topic would be:
> >
> >I would love to make a modern css-driven site, but this particular project
> >is for a client who sells hearing aids in Sun City, Arizona. What should I
> >do and how far can I go?

In that case, you'd be EXTREMELY remiss in not getting as much mileage
from accessibility standards as possible - your core audience is a class
of people the needs of whom the WAI is intended to address - and CSS is a
big part of that.

Granted, you're dealing with hearing defiency and not sight deficiency...
but you are in a perfect position to justify, create, and sell a design
that has accessibility as a major objective.

In other words, you can sell the idea of making that project a positive

> Want something interesting to try out? Take a site like that
> bends over backwards to accommodate all users and will probably stick to
> table-based design for a long time. Then convert the home page (or an item
> page) to a CSS-only design. We could then debate it on this list. Would
> help newbies.
> Just a totally wild idea. Feel free to say that it stinks ;)

Already been done, more or less:

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