How do you look naked?

How do you look naked?

Summary: If the public at large wore X-Ray Specs, do you think you’d take a bit more care in the way you looked beneath the artifice of clothing? Exactly.

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If the public at large wore X-Ray Specs, do you think you’d take a bit more care in the way you looked beneath the artifice of clothing? Exactly.

So why oh why oh why do web designers insist on building a site that doesn’t work with images turned off. Come on, I’m on my mobile, I have images turned off to save bandwidth, do me a favour, make your site accessbile.

Case in point, I was looking for a route from St Pancras International to the West End of London, and I needed the postcode. No sign of a postcode on the station details page, because some numpty had put white text on a white background. Grr.

What does your site look like with no images
White text on a white background. Never a good nor accessible look.

Apologies because I have blogged about this before but it really is an elementary text book error and National Rail should change it to make it work better.

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Topic: Software Development

Jake Rayson

About Jake Rayson

A web designer since the 20th century, I am a pragmatic advocate of Free Software and I use proprietary software when appropriate. I made the full-time switch to Linux back in 2007, and my desktop tools of choice are Linux Mint, Inkscape, GIMP and Sublime Text.

As a Front End Developer, my core skills are HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery, and my working life reflects my commitment to open standards and accessible websites (ie accessible by everyone, regardless of browser, platform, ability or technology).

For web publishing platforms, I use WordPress for ease of use and Drupal for more complex solutions.

I am also learning about Ruby, Rails, Sinatra and CoffeeScript. I like the minimalist Ruby Way. To this end, my personal portfolio website is built with NestaCMS.

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