Archive for “February, 2007”

The following entries were made in the “February, 2007” time-frame.

Failed? Fundamentally Flawed?

Posted February 26th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

In a news item that I first saw at there is a quote taken from the original “BarCamp London 2: Accessibility Panel Thoughts” post at Mike Davies’ Isolani site. It’s a quote I don’t necessarily agree with. Before I provide it here I want to say I’m not trying to stir anything up or cause trouble, and I’m not commenting on the rest of the article (which, aside from the alleged damage caused by “universalists,” I mostly agree with), but I do want to say remarks like this bother me a bit. First I’ll provide the quotation, then I’ll explain what it is I don’t agree with and why.

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Enhancing Accessibility with Offsets, Cautiously

Posted February 25th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

The “offset” class is a name I give to any element hidden off-screen using the Cascading Style Sheet, CSS, and every style sheet I make contains this class. You may call it “offscreen,” “offleft,” “offpage,” or whatever works for you, but regardless of what you call it, how it works and what it offers users remains the same: on-demand accessibility. But I discovered a downside recently.

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Building a Dynamic WordPress Nav Menu

Posted February 8th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

More and more people are using WordPress as a Content Management System (CMS), and for good reason. It’s well supported, produces good mark-up, and it’s flexible. But when using it as a CMS it suddenly becomes very important to optimize the support of WordPress “Pages.” Unlike post, archive, and category links, a web site’s “Pages” have the utmost importance. This article will teach you how to produce a dynamic WordPress “Pages” navigation menu that looks good and behaves as a main navigation menu should.

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Enhancing the WordPress Title Element

Posted February 5th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

I have written about page titles in WordPress before, but when I made my new theme I found another alternative. I feel this method provides slightly better results across a wider range of installations.

In the header.php file you need to look for the title element. It looks like this: <title></title>, but this is the element only, shown without its content. What you’ll probably see is this code (on one line):

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Posted February 4th, 2007 by Mike Cherim

We needed a bigger, badder, and better back-end for We like to write lots of articles and needed a more powerful and flexible web publishing application than the homegrown content management system (CMS) we were using before. We decided to go with WordPress dressed up with a variation of my lastest accessible theme — though it was made even more accessible, which is a given considering what it’s serving. Hope you like it; we do. :)

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