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Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2010...
"If you hand-code pages or work at all with (X)HTML, Designing with Web Standards will change your life. It's an absolute must-read! Make sure you get the third edition." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://auctioneertech.disqus.com/capital...
"If you hand-code pages or work at all with (X)HTML, Designing with Web Standards will change your life. It's an absolute must-read! Make sure you get the third edition." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"If you hand-code pages or work at all with (X)HTML, Designing with Web Standards will change your life. It's an absolute must-read! Make sure you get the third edition." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2010...
"I'm going to go ahead and give up trying to figure out how to escape a paragraph tag in Disqus and just explain it. In the first example with the excess, there is a paragraph enclosing the SPAN that has a class of "small". In the second, clean example, all the junk is replaced with a single paragraph that has a class of "wish". We want to use class names to describe what content is, not how it looks." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://auctioneertech.disqus.com/capital...
"I'm going to go ahead and give up trying to figure out how to escape a paragraph tag in Disqus and just explain it. In the first example with the excess, there is a paragraph enclosing the SPAN that has a class of "small". In the second, clean example, all the junk is replaced with a single paragraph that has a class of "wish". We want to use class names to describe what content is, not how it looks." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"I'm going to go ahead and give up trying to figure out how to escape a paragraph tag in Disqus and just explain it. In the first example with the excess, there is a paragraph enclosing the SPAN that has a class of "small". In the second, clean example, all the junk is replaced with a single paragraph that has a class of "wish". We want to use class names to describe what content is, not how it looks." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Disqus makes it really difficult to represent code. I'm still working on getting the p tags to show properly in my example." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2010...
"Disqus makes it really difficult to represent code. I'm still working on getting the p tags to show properly in my example." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://auctioneertech.disqus.com/capital...
"Disqus makes it really difficult to represent code. I'm still working on getting the p tags to show properly in my example." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://auctioneertech.disqus.com/capital...
"Great comment, Ricky. The DIV element is certainly one of the proper elements in page creation, but it can often be used incorrectly. Take the following example code snippet, lifted from the third edition of Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman. <div class="leftandtopalign"> Shoot the developer, then shoot me </div> There's no call for this kind of excess, and there's so much junk there that it's as bad as using a TABLE for layout. Here's a way it could be written and, through the use of proper styling, look exactly the same as however the first thing was supposed to look. Shoot the devloper, then shoot me. AuctioneerTech is a WordPress powered site. I agree wholeheartedly that WordPress sites have way too many DIVs than they need, marked with way too many CLASSes. If I were hand-coding AuctioneerTech, you can bet it would have much cleaner code. The DIV is a great element, but when it's used simply for layout instead of to represent a semantic grouping of related elements,..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2010...
"Great comment, Ricky. The DIV element is certainly one of the proper elements in page creation, but it can often be used incorrectly. Take the following example code snippet, lifted from the third edition of Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman. <div class="leftandtopalign"> <span class="blackborder">Shoot the developer, then shoot me</span> </div> There's no call for this kind of excess, and there's so much junk there that it's as bad as using a TABLE for layout. Here's a way it could be written and, through the use of proper styling, look exactly the same as however the first thing was supposed to look. Shoot the devloper, then shoot me. AuctioneerTech is a WordPress powered site. I agree wholeheartedly that WordPress sites have way too many DIVs than they need, marked with way too many CLASSes. If I were hand-coding AuctioneerTech, you can bet it would have much cleaner code. The DIV is a great element, but when it's used simply for layout instead of to represent a..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Great comment, Ricky. The DIV element is certainly one of the proper elements in page creation, but it can often be used incorrectly. Take the following example code snippet, lifted from the third edition of Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman. <div class="leftandtopalign"> Shoot the developer, then shoot me </div> There's no call for this kind of excess, and there's so much junk there that it's as bad as using a TABLE for layout. Here's a way it could be written and, through the use of proper styling, look exactly the same as however the first thing was supposed to look. Shoot the devloper, then shoot me. AuctioneerTech is a WordPress powered site. I agree wholeheartedly that WordPress sites have way too many DIVs than they need, marked with way too many CLASSes. If I were hand-coding AuctioneerTech, you can bet it would have much cleaner code. The DIV is a great element, but when it's used simply for layout instead of to represent a semantic grouping of related elements,..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Capital One’s accessibility fail - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2010...
"Great comment, Ricky. The DIV element is certainly one of the proper elements in page creation, but it can often be used incorrectly. Take the following example code snippet, lifted from the third edition of Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman. <div class="leftandtopalign"> <span class="blackborder">Shoot the developer, then shoot me</span> </div> There's no call for this kind of excess, and there's so much junk there that it's as bad as using a TABLE for layout. Here's a way it could be written and, through the use of proper styling, look exactly the same as however the first thing was supposed to look. Shoot the devloper, then shoot me. AuctioneerTech is a WordPress powered site. I agree wholeheartedly that WordPress sites have way too many DIVs than they need, marked with way too many CLASSes. If I were hand-coding AuctioneerTech, you can bet it would have much cleaner code. The DIV is a great element, but when it's used simply for layout instead of to represent a..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Top 10 Words and Phrases Ruined By Alt Med - http://skepchick.org/blog...
required reading for everyone in 2010 - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.disqus.com/today82...
""shake a child and stop scarlet fever, croup, diphtheria, and cure whooping cough in three days by a wring of its neck." (Andrew Taylor Still, Autobiography, New York, 1972, Arno Press) The founder of osteopathy claimed to stop a fever by shaking a child. That was my source for the "curing the fever" comment. I didn't claim that modern osteopaths list fevers as something they cure - though many references seem to make a big deal about it being a "natural healing process" of the body. I admit I'm not an expert. All I know is that there are a ton of CAM practices, and osteopathy - as Still found it and taught it - is absolutely CAM. As I said in the article, osteopathic medicine in the US isn't CAM since it's not practiced as Still taught it. I'd love to know more about the UK. Here's the source for my understanding of osteopathy in the UK. Please tell me what is incorrect with the following few paragraphs. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...... -- The first osteopathic..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.com/2009...
""shake a child and stop scarlet fever, croup, diphtheria, and cure whooping cough in three days by a wring of its neck." (Andrew Taylor Still, Autobiography, New York, 1972, Arno Press) The founder of osteopathy claimed to stop a fever by shaking a child. That was my source for the "curing the fever" comment. I didn't claim that modern osteopaths list fevers as something they cure - though many references seem to make a big deal about it being a "natural healing process" of the body. I admit I'm not an expert. All I know is that there are a ton of CAM practices, and osteopathy - as Still found it and taught it - is absolutely CAM. As I said in the article, osteopathic medicine in the US isn't CAM since it's not practiced as Still taught it. I'd love to know more about the UK. Here's the source for my understanding of osteopathy in the UK. Please tell me what is incorrect with the following few paragraphs. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki...... -- The first osteopathic..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://www.disqus.com/people...
""shake a child and stop scarlet fever, croup, diphtheria, and cure whooping cough in three days by a wring of its neck." (Andrew Taylor Still, Autobiography, New York, 1972, Arno Press) The founder of osteopathy claimed to stop a fever by shaking a child. That was my source for the "curing the fever" comment. I didn't claim that modern osteopaths list fevers as something they cure - though many references seem to make a big deal about it being a "natural healing process" of the body. I admit I'm not an expert. All I know is that there are a ton of CAM practices, and osteopathy - as Still found it and taught it - is absolutely CAM. As I said in the article, osteopathic medicine in the US isn't CAM since it's not practiced as Still taught it. I'd love to know more about the UK. Here's the source for my understanding of osteopathy in the UK. Please tell me what is incorrect with the following few paragraphs. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O... -- The first osteopathic college was..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.com/2009...
"In the US, dentists, podiatrists and optometrists are absolutely doctors who practice legitimate, science-based medicine. They receive advanced education and board certification in their specialties, similar to other medical professions and unlike CAM practices of chiropractic, reflexology and acupuncture. There is a difference between manipulative therapy and medicine. If a massage makes you feel better, get one but get one from someone who isn't trying to bamboozle you into thinking it's medicine. Just because politicians pass a law sanctioning something doesn't mean that it can be accepted by the medical community. The UK has problems with quackery being sanctioned by the government and the libel laws there are absurdly hindering evidence-based reform. http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index...... I can't find any reference by the global science-based medical community regarding the General Osteopathic Council that says it's legitimate. Can you point me to something in a..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.disqus.com/today82...
"In the US, dentists, podiatrists and optometrists are absolutely doctors who practice legitimate, science-based medicine. They receive advanced education and board certification in their specialties, similar to other medical professions and unlike CAM practices of chiropractic, reflexology and acupuncture. There is a difference between manipulative therapy and medicine. If a massage makes you feel better, get one but get one from someone who isn't trying to bamboozle you into thinking it's medicine. Just because politicians pass a law sanctioning something doesn't mean that it can be accepted by the medical community. The UK has problems with quackery being sanctioned by the government and the libel laws there are absurdly hindering evidence-based reform. http://www.senseaboutscience.org.uk/index...... I can't find any reference by the global science-based medical community regarding the General Osteopathic Council that says it's legitimate. Can you point me to something in a..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"In the US, dentists, podiatrists and optometrists are absolutely doctors who practice legitimate, science-based medicine. They receive advanced education and board certification in their specialties, similar to other medical professions and unlike CAM practices of chiropractic, reflexology and acupuncture. There is a difference between manipulative therapy and medicine. If a massage makes you feel better, get one but get one from someone who isn't trying to bamboozle you into thinking it's medicine. Just because politicians pass a law sanctioning something doesn't mean that it can be accepted by the medical community. The UK has problems with quackery being sanctioned by the government and the libel laws there are absurdly hindering evidence-based reform. http://www.senseaboutscience.o... I can't find any reference by the global science-based medical community regarding the General Osteopathic Council that says it's legitimate. Can you point me to something in a peer-reviewed,..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.com/2009...
"Dentistry is certainly an accepted science-based practice. Orthropedics is the branch of science-based medicine that deals with musculoskeletal complains. If you're not a doctor, how can you offer to "treat patients"?" - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://aarontraffas.disqus.com/today82...
"Dentistry is certainly an accepted science-based practice. Orthropedics is the branch of science-based medicine that deals with musculoskeletal complains. If you're not a doctor, how can you offer to "treat patients"?" - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: Today’s quackery: osteopathic manipulative medicine - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"Dentistry is certainly an accepted science-based practice. Orthropedics is the branch of science-based medicine that deals with musculoskeletal complains. If you're not a doctor, how can you offer to "treat patients"?" - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
A Mixed Review For Google Chrome On Linux - http://linux.slashdot.org/story...
Browsers shouldn't "support" RSS - Firefox and IE break RSS by trying to display it. Flash works fine in Chrome on 64-bit Karmic. - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: The AuctioneerTech guide to Dimdim presentations - http://www.disqus.com/people...
"I don't hate, I laugh. While it perhaps used to be true many years ago, the notion that Macs are somehow superior to PCs when they have the same hardware and the same software is ludicrous. If you're running Photoshop on an Intel chipset, then isn't the difference only the operating system? The Mac operating system is a huge detriment to anyone who wants to efficiently use a computer, and I know many professional graphics designers and audio engineers who left Macs behind long ago because they want to use their computers, not be told how the computer wants to be used. Apple recently announced that smoking voids the Macs' warranties. It's amazing how there are still Apple users, not to mention Apple fanboys. If it were any other company, users would be up in arms. Something about Apple causes their users to tolerate a patronizing Fisher-Price operating system, exorbitant prices and a condescending corporate philosophy that is unrivaled in the rest of the technology industry. Sorry for..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: The AuctioneerTech guide to Dimdim presentations - http://www.auctioneertech.com/2009...
"I don't hate, I laugh. While it perhaps used to be true many years ago, the notion that Macs are somehow superior to PCs when they have the same hardware and the same software is ludicrous. If you're running Photoshop on an Intel chipset, then isn't the difference only the operating system? The Mac operating system is a huge detriment to anyone who wants to efficiently use a computer, and I know many professional graphics designers and audio engineers who left Macs behind long ago because they want to use their computers, not be told how the computer wants to be used. Apple recently announced that smoking voids the Macs' warranties. It's amazing how there are still Apple users, not to mention Apple fanboys. If it were any other company, users would be up in arms. Something about Apple causes their users to tolerate a patronizing Fisher-Price operating system, exorbitant prices and a condescending corporate philosophy that is unrivaled in the rest of the technology industry. Sorry for..." - Aaron Traffas
Aaron Traffas
Re: The AuctioneerTech guide to Dimdim presentations - http://auctioneertech.disqus.com/the_auc...
"I don't hate, I laugh. While it perhaps used to be true many years ago, the notion that Macs are somehow superior to PCs when they have the same hardware and the same software is ludicrous. If you're running Photoshop on an Intel chipset, then isn't the difference only the operating system? The Mac operating system is a huge detriment to anyone who wants to efficiently use a computer, and I know many professional graphics designers and audio engineers who left Macs behind long ago because they want to use their computers, not be told how the computer wants to be used. Apple recently announced that smoking voids the Macs' warranties. It's amazing how there are still Apple users, not to mention Apple fanboys. If it were any other company, users would be up in arms. Something about Apple causes their users to tolerate a patronizing Fisher-Price operating system, exorbitant prices and a condescending corporate philosophy that is unrivaled in the rest of the technology industry. Sorry for..." - Aaron Traffas
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