[thelist] Site Check

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis bhawkeslewis at googlemail.com
Thu Jan 8 18:56:04 CST 2009

On 9/1/09 00:18, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Looking for the usual constructive comments.  Design, layout,
> accessibility, what you would do differently, etc:
>      http://ithenticate.com/

Testing (mainly) in Firefox 3 Mac:

I like the design. Here's some accessibility quibbles:

+ Keyboard focus

* No keyboard focus indication on the Login button, the Tour tabs, or 
the "Contact Us" button on the Tour page.
* Keyboard focus on homepage "Take a Tour" and "Contact Us" buttons and 
Login page "Contact us" button includes their drop shadow. 
Implementation is nicer on "Send Request" button on the Contact page.
* Would be nice if the focused tab in the main navigation were 
emphasised by mimicking the hover highlight.

+ Text equivalents

Why is the alt text of the quote source graphics things like "Quote 
Cross Check" rather than "Quote from Cross Check"?

+ Progressive enhancement

While JS might be required for using the service itself, I'm not really 
clear why it's required for the tour. It's best not to send users off 
configuring their browser settings when you're trying to sell them 
something. ;)

+ CSS background-image text replacement

You get bonus points for using a technique that displays the text when 
user colors are enforced or images are off in Firefox, but it still 
breaks in Opera's High Contrast View (since this applies a background 
color to the positioned div over the logo).

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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