Mike Cherim’s Blogging Past

These are older articles. Please bear in mind the further back you go, the more dated the material may be — in some cases.

Built like a House

Posted May 5th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

I was explaining web standards, compliant mark-up, and web accessibility to my wife. I used a “house” analogy. Not “House MD” like the television show (which is very good by the way), but like the structure some people live in. I equated a house to a website. I told my wife some sites can look great on the outside yet be very poorly built on the inside. The outer walls can be nothing more than a thin veneer. A website can have a great looking design, yet it may be built of straw on the inside and not able to withstand the huffs and puffs of the big, bad wolf of technology. It’s hard to tell by just looking I explained.

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GrayBit Turns Thirty

Posted April 7th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

The Big 30 Read Important GrayBit Update!

GrayBit, the online contrast accessibility testing tool I mentioned and described in a previous post, is now thirty days old. Happy Birthday to GrayBit. So, what happened over the course of its so far short life? Let’s see…

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Experiments at MikeCherim.com

Posted April 3rd, 2006 by Mike Cherim

What does a man with a half-dozen domains need most of all? If you said another domain, then you are right. I’ve owned the MikeCherim.com domain for quite some time, but finally I have decided to put it to use. But for what!? you may ask. One would think, knowing of all of my domains, that enough is enough. You’d be right, but I did it anyway. The purpose: Experimentation. Fun. Some play and some research!

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Let’s Focus on Focus

Posted March 31st, 2006 by Mike Cherim

I surf around the web and check out all sorts of cool sites on any given day. And gladly I report I do see a greater number of accessible, usable sites that look great — a beneficial trend. I visit some really fine websites that qualify for an A or two. Being so, you might understand when I say that it strikes me as a bit of an oddity when I see no link focus. What’s up with that? I ask myself. It’s so simple to do.

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IE 7: Is Your Site Ready?

Posted March 24th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

Internet Explorer 7 You may have heard about it. You may know it’s coming. Perhaps you’ve been playing around with beta versions 1 and 2. Some of your sites may be broken in it, perhaps not, but regardless of your situation, if you’re messing around with the IE Beta 2 version, what you see now is what the masses will see later so it seems.

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C.H.U.B. - Comment Hyphenation Ugh Bug

Posted March 22nd, 2006 by Mike Cherim

<!--WTF-CHUB--> I recently encountered a bug on one of my sites that has to be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. It was a major rendering issue on a single page — the main Showcase page at Accessites.org.

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Comments on “Breaking Barriers”

Posted March 19th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

What are your thoughts about “Breaking Barriers?”

I published an article at Accessites.org entitled “Breaking Barriers” and decided to make this post so public comments could be taken in response to the piece should readers so desire.

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Why Do You Blog?

Posted March 16th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

So, in a nutshell, my blog serves me in four ways

Yep, there I was, minding my own business, when all of a sudden I got an email from a student doing research. The student’s name was Tyler and he wanted to know specifically why I was a blog writer.

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Ryder’s Leap

Posted March 10th, 2006 by Mike Cherim

In my early twenties I lived in northern Italy. It was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I spent three years in that country and had many adventures during that time. This story is about one day during that period. It’s not a story about Italy, the culture or the people. Nope, it’s a story about the dog I had when I was over there, Ryder, and an adventured we shared. This is a true story.

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