WebVisions DC Meetup – 3 October

Meet Jason Cranford Teague and Brad Smith
Monday, October 3, 2011, 6-9 PM

Science Club [Editor's Note: The Science Club Bar and Restaurant closed in March 2016. 🙁 ]
1136 19th St NW, Washington DC

RSVP at Webvisions DC Meetup tickets 2247965726

Design for Web and mobile is evolving at a rapid pace. What are the trends and bold ideas that will help you work smarter, faster and more effectively? Join author and design expert Jason Cranford Teague and WebVisions executive director Brad Smith for conversation and drinks. Jason will sign copies of his books “Speaking in Styles” and “CSS3: Visual Quickstart Guide” (both available for purchase). Have a beer, chat, connect, ask questions. This is your chance.

WebVisions https://www.webvisionsevent.com/ was a nationally recognized conference that explores the future of Web and mobile design, user experience, and business strategy. It’s all about collaboration, connecting and uncovering new ideas, and we’re announcing upcoming shows for Atlanta (November 17 and 18, 2011) and New York City (January 19 and 20, 2012).

Tutorial: Building Accessible Static Navigation with CSS

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;
* static navigation without employing the Behavior (unobtrusive DOM/JavaScript) layer (i.e., expand/contract).

View the tutorial, which is available on the eServer TC Library:
(temporarily down for redesign, 22 July 2018)

Frank authors all markup, presentation, behavior code and content using Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2005 Team System IDE source code editors for XHTML, CSS, and Unobtrusive DOM/JavaScript. The CSS is the CSS 2.1 Liquid Box Model for layout/presentation. Frank built fully accessible static navigation for mouse and keyboard into every web page. Each Web page illustrates the complete separation of Structure/Content (XHTML), Presentation (CSS), and Behavior (Unobtrusive DOM/JavaScript), the semantic nature of the content/markup relationship, and the application of accessibility attributes and values according to the U.S. Govt. Section 508 Rules of the ADA and the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 – Level Double A.

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.

CSS 3 Category Info

The CSS category provides information about Cascading Style Sheets version 3 (CSS 3) plans and implementations.

Aspiring Authors and Contributors for this category: contact Cynthia Lockley