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  • Re: Universal Accessibility by Rob Wood <rwood(at)hypergold.com>
    and oftentimes the project is way past that point If we receive an RFP with mockup files we are constrained to answer the RFP not create new issues By that time the RFP has been laboriously and often expensively developed in various committees and disseminated to web development firms Believe me at this point nobody wants to hear that they may need to recall the RFPS and start over heads would roll If we try to complicate the situation that is sometimes all that is needed to eliminate us from the bidding even though we are actually doing the client a favor However rolling with the RFP as written is not always a disaster Because of the fluid nature the medium accessibility issues can be brought up later after we get the bid finish the project and publish Once the feature has been running awhile we generate WebTrends reports suggest and implement online surveys collate user Feedback from feedback forms and create a final report that suggests further enhancements and refinements to the site based upon hard data that is specific to the feature This not only makes us look good it also creates new work for us And in fact it is this ongoing consultancy development and maintenance that has enabled HyperGold to sail right through the dotcom bust unscathed Rob Wood http www HyperGold com Kynn Bartlett wrote At 8 45 AM 0400 2001 7 28 Michael R Burks wrote lets talk about cost In my view the real customer is the user of the site If they cannot get the information they seek then they will go elsewhere That is a high cost I would also suggest that organizations that continue to behave in this manner may have other major problems not related to accessibility So beware

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  • RE: Universal Accessibility by Kynn Bartlett <kynn(at)idyllmtn.com>
    I would also suggest that organizations that continue to behave in this manner may have other major problems not related to accessibility So beware Mike I agree with everything else you said so I cut that out but I am not sure if it is true that the real customer is the user when you are dealing with a typical relationship between a web contractor and a site owner It

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  • Re: Universal Accessibility by Kynn Bartlett <kynn(at)idyllmtn.com>
    site accessible to all browsers what are we do do Say no They ll simply find another designer who will give them what they want Good suggestions Rob and others One thing that s also very useful and can t be emphasized enough is the importance of user testing a la Nielsen etc Always offer it to your clients and of course be prepared to do it because often the

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  • RE: Universal Accessibility by "Michael R. Burks" <mburks952(at)worldnet.att.net>
    Well this is a tough issue because there isn t a universal answer We struggle with accessibility issues every day here at HyperGold and the best we can do is compromise It all breaks down to cost and ROI Let me list a few of the issues 1 Cost How much will it cost to make the site UA More specifically what percentage of the web development budget should be dedicated to it Should the client spend 20 of the budget for example on resolving the ever widening gap between IE and Netscape if only 12 of the visitors to the site use Netscape From where we sit the gap between the two browsers is becoming so large that soon few of our clients are going to want to pay to make the pages look exactly the same in both and all versions while we re at it 2 Cool vs Uncool In the final analysis the customer is still always right We can address the UA issue and explain the ramifications but if the client wants bells and whistles all over the place the client gets bells and whistles If the client then doesn t want to spend money to make the site accessible to all browsers what are we do do Say no They ll simply find another designer who will give them what they want 3 Ignorance Part of our job is to educate the clients so they can make intelligent choices Of course some clients can t be educated because they already know everything there is to know about the universe and all of its parts s For those you give it your best shot then give them what they want For the rest there are some sound arguments you can use Scenario Suppose the site s mission is to sell ordinary retail products for the home The client is in love with Flash and wants the whole site to be one big interactive Flash movie because Gee It s just like TV What version of Flash Will all customers be able to instantly find products and throw them in their carts then quickly and easily purchase them Or will some have problems some have to download the latest Flash viewer etc and leave in frustration never to return Question for the client How many sales are you willing to lose because of this technology Scenario Suppose the site s mission is to deliver information content The client is head over heels in love with streaming media He wants to pay thousands of dollars for a ten minute video that uses nine minutes to brag about himself and one minute to deliver the information the site is supposed to deliver but not a single dime to make the site UA Questions for the client Is this video technology essential to accomplishing the mission of the site Is it ok not to deliver the message to 10 20 of the visitors who don t have the player

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  • Re: Universal Accessibility by Rob Wood <rwood(at)hypergold.com>
    of our job is to educate the clients so they can make intelligent choices Of course some clients can t be educated because they already know everything there is to know about the universe and all of its parts s For those you give it your best shot then give them what they want For the rest there are some sound arguments you can use Scenario Suppose the site s mission is to sell ordinary retail products for the home The client is in love with Flash and wants the whole site to be one big interactive Flash movie because Gee It s just like TV What version of Flash Will all customers be able to instantly find products and throw them in their carts then quickly and easily purchase them Or will some have problems some have to download the latest Flash viewer etc and leave in frustration never to return Question for the client How many sales are you willing to lose because of this technology Scenario Suppose the site s mission is to deliver information content The client is head over heels in love with streaming media He wants to pay thousands of dollars for a ten minute video that uses nine minutes to brag about himself and one minute to deliver the information the site is supposed to deliver but not a single dime to make the site UA Questions for the client Is this video technology essential to accomplishing the mission of the site Is it ok not to deliver the message to 10 20 of the visitors who don t have the player or the bandwidth to view it If you know the demographic makeup of the visitors to a site along with the browser types and versions they use then it s pretty

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  • pre-loading of images by ecento(at)worldnet.att.net
    I support The design has a graphical top menu which includes rollover effects The site is broken down into several subdirectories each with its own index page The designer did not provide script to preload images I can create the script no problem but my question is which of the following would be the best practice 1 To only preload the images on the main first level index page I would say over half the users will come through this page every time they visit 2 Preload the images on the index page of each subsection 3 Preload the images on every page My goal is to prevent rollover choke as much as possible but I don t want to slow the loading of pages by having the browser stop to preload images it probably has already cached Would this be the case That is if my browser has preloaded and cached images 1 10 and I visit a page with a script that calls those images back in as New will it reload them from the URL or does it know that they are already cached Also the client sometimes likes to give users direct URLs That is instead

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  • FONT EMBEDDING by "Beauty" <Beauty(at)themearena.co.uk>
    this so please forgive me if this has been covered or I am talking rubbish Can any one point me to a good tutorial for Font Embedding Also I am running Windows ME and have installed WLEFT from Microsoft which is supposed to work on ME but I just can t make it work It crashes every time I point it to a file We have another system Windows 98

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  • test by "Beauty" <Beauty(at)themearena.co.uk>
    previous next test by Beauty Beauty at themearena co uk Date Tue 27 Mar 2001 15 18 04 0100 To THEORY hwg theory at hwg org todo View Thread Original Sorry but I have to test all my groups HWG

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