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Technical delivery document
A Technical Delivery Document is designed to aid the client's understanding of the way we work and what the outcome is on the end user. We feel it is beneficial to try and communicate our approach at the start of a project and better manage the client's expectations at the same time.
A short guide to how and why you should validate your code.
Checking colour contrast
This is a quick guide on how to check the colour contrast on your website. A simple way to check colour combinations meet the requirements set by version two of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Opening links in a new window
Links that opened in a new window have always been a sticky point when it comes to accessibility; ever since the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0 were released way back in 1999. These guidelines made it clear that pop-up windows should be avoided whenever possible. However, there are occasions when opening a new window or tab cannot be avoided. If this is the case, we can avoid confusing or disorientating the users by providing a textual indicator.
Using the lang attribute
The third in a series of How To guides from Nomensa. Matt Lawson, Web Developer at Nomensa discusses how to use the lang attribute to specify the language of your website and individual elements on a page.
Accessible forms using jQuery's Validation plug-in
This post looks at how we can begin to deliver a better experience for our users when it comes to displaying form errors. As jQuery is my preferred library of choice and the Validation plug-in provides an excellent starting point, we will use them both to form the basis of this article.
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