STC member, Frank M. Palinkas, has developed a new Fast Track tutorial, which is free to the technical writing, user assistance, accessibility and web design communities. The tutorial was presented at the 2008 WritersUA Annual Conference in March at Portland, Oregon. This tutorial demonstrates how to create the accessible, static Navigation section on the left side of each web page in the tutorial using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Source Code Editors. The objective is to build
* a valid, semantic, navigation Structure layer according to current web standards;
* a valid navigation Presentation layer to accompany the structure layer;
* full accessibility for all users in the structure and presentation layers;
View the tutorial, which is available on the eServer TC Library: http://tc.eserver.org/dir/Design/Web-Design/Accessibility/CSS
Frank is an American, working in South Africa as a Senior Technical Communicator/Web Standards and Accessibility Designer, and holds the following concurrent Microsoft Certifications: MCP, MCT, MCSE and MCDBA. He also holds the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award in the Windows Help product area. His technical writing incorporates web standards, accessibility, and semantics. He uses Helpware FAR HTML for the creation of MSHelp1 and MSHelp2 documentation packages and executables.
More of Frank’s Fast Track tutorials are available on his Opera Developer’s website and on the Dev Opera site.