[thelist] defined table width and accessibility

Kasimir K evolt at kasimir-k.fi
Wed Jun 1 11:32:31 CDT 2005

> On 1 Jun 2005 at 15:55, Ian Anderson wrote:
>>Thing is, what is the matter if the images *are* scaled or displaced? 
>>Why is this a bad thing? If the content is still available, transformed 
>>to better meet the limitations of the device where possible, surely this 
>>counts as essentially a near perfect result?

aardvark scribeva in 2005-06-01 15:15:
> that depends... where the images are essential to the understanding 
> of the content (or in those cases where the images *are* the content -
> - as text-as-gif copy, for example) this is a problem... 

Yes indeed! It seems that we often consider only text as "real" content, 
and images, sounds, etc. as just some kind decoration... And every web 
developer there who thinks that Flash animations are simply a bad thing 
please raise your hand... hmm... I see quite a few hands there!

But very often the message can not be conveyed verbally, and some things 
are best expressed by an animation.


<tip type="ergonomics" author="kasimir k">
Even when it feels empty of light, the human head is fairly heavy... 
neck muscles in turn are quite light, so hanging your head eight hours 
daily will cause problems.

If your screen's top is about at the level of your eyes when you sit 
upright, you'll avoid having to "carry" your head's weight.

Another surprisingly heavy thing is your arm. Make sure your arms are 
relaxed when your hands are on the keyboard, and you'll have happy 

And even the slightest flexion of your wrists will over time cause some 
serious pain... keep 'em as straight as you can.

More information about the thelist mailing list