Should we ignore the 0.3% of site visitors that use Internet Explorer 6? Or should we provide a fairly basic, yet functional experience? Matt Lawson explains how at Nomensa, we can create functional sites for all, no matter which OS, browser or device.
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Adding the "wow factor" to Eden Project
When Nomensa started working on a new responsive site for Eden Project (www.edenproject.com), one important aspect of the brief was to add some “wow factor” to the website. Our research found that showcasing Eden’s wealth of attractions, their beliefs and their values was important both to new and returning visitors, as well as to the Eden team.
Generating front-end documentation
Mission Impossible? Making Drupal 7 more accessible
Here at Nomensa we aim to make everything accessible, whatever we do. Whilst we are big fans of Drupal, there's a few issues with some of the markup that comes out at the front end, especially from an accessibility point of view
How we are using front-end toolkits
Creating a toolkit is our recommended approach for the majority of our front-end work. However the introduction of this process has presented several challenges not only for our front-end team but for our agency as well. This article covers these challenges and how to overcome them.
Automated application testing – A new recruits perspective
Having recently re-joined the ranks of the Nomensa tech team I discovered some advantages to working with an established, fully tested codebase that I had not realised before.
The majority of benefits associated with testing application code will already be clear to technical professionals working in the industry. If you are not familiar with unit testing, some of the primary benefits include:
How to improve accessibility of overlay windows – part 2
In the first part of this article, I've discussed keyboard accessibility issues which are often found in overlay windows, and which affect both sighted keyboard users and screen reader users. Apart from these issues, dialogs can be tricky to use for screen reader users for few other reasons.
How to improve the accessibility of overlay windows – part 1
Lightbox, modal window, dialog, overlay… There are many names used to describe a component with the same (or very similar) functionality. For the purpose of this article, I will use these terms interchangeably to refer to a window which is triggered by the user, appears on top of the viewed page overlaying other content, and which must be acknowledged by the user before they can come back to the main page area.
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