Out-law.com Article on WiderWeb

I’m really not sure if this will help or hurt the state of accessibility on the web. Businesses don’t really understand what accessibility is, and the ease of misunderstanding that this WiderWeb service gives them an accessible page then things are sad indeed. Definitely something interesting to follow, but there is still no substitute for …

No Need to be Greedy to get Security

A short while ago my brother asked me if there was some way he could get to his home computer from his College dorm. This isn’t such a huge technical problem as it is a security concern. His home computer was essentially the family computer. It has games, pictures, a music library, and lots of …

Text-Only is No Solution

In a recent article from DMEurope.com, Trenton Moss challenges Webmasters to do better than providing text-only pages as their solution to accessibility. It’s good, too, because text-only pages which are lauded as an accessibility solution are often nothing more than a cop-out, and they’re often not even all that accessible. This is where CSS really …

Accessible Web Sites Get More Visitors

If there is still any doubt about why businesses should require that their web pages be accessible, this report from ElectricNewsNet explains how accessible pages can be viewed by more visitors than non-accessible pages. It also brings up a good point about maintaining that accessibility standard after the site has been created. Accessibility is an …

I’m scared of Spyware

On Sunday I went to my mother’s for a chance to get new sneakers (tax-free!) and to help out with the computer situation there. My brother is headed to college in a week which means that my mother will be alone with two Windows computers in the house. One of my main concerns, which I …

Windows XP Service Pack 2: Oh no….

Update: I just learned from the Tao of Mac that there is another problem with Windows Service Pack 2: it breaks raw sockets. Well, according to several news sources, Microsoft has released the long-awaited Service Pack 2 to manufacturers. Starting next month, computers will come pre-installed with the software. But in the mean time, I’m …