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    Web Development, XHTML, PHP, SQL, Javascript, XML, XSL, DTD, SVG whatever i feel like really.<br /><br />Current Work: Web Development Network. Its Back Folks :D<br />Stage: Discussion, ForumS et Up - http://tinyurl.com/92pfe

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  1. HeyJust a few things i think the Admins should consider:Cleraly define the General area. At the moment the General boards described as "Discuss w3schools" although it has become a place for everything that doesnt fit in anywhere else. I would suggest d is created called "General Web Development" and all non w3schools related subjects a moved there and just leave the General board for news and discussion about w3schools. This will give a better structure to the community.Personally i dont like rankings based on Post Count, i find in the later stages of a community it encourages spamming. INstead i would create ranks for members which give them greater beniftis and reward them to members based on how they act, how they help etc. Benifits would come in the form of greater PM capacity, access to special board etc.Chaos
  2. No Lynx is not Linux :)Lynx is a text based browser, there are several of them out there,As a general rule if your site cant be interpretted correctly by a text based browser then a screen reader wont be able to interpret it either.Chaos
  3. Unfortunatly Client Side Scripting Languages are not supported by all browsers, especially text based browsers like lynx. This means that people using these browsers wont be able to use the Javascript. If you want your site to use javascript, use it. But make sure that if Javascript was swicd off that your site ca still function, or provide a link to a text based version of the site.As for Basic HTML, its an old technology. Building a site with HTML is like building a wooden house. It will never be as strong as a brick house i.e. as XHTML. XHTML has the advantage of being structured so you can be asured your site will be interpretted the same by different browsers.Chaos
  4. Hey EveryoneHere is an Article I wrote a few months ago on Accessibility. Hope you find it useful.WAI or Web Accessibility Initiative was set up by the W3C in order to provide guidelines and techniques for making webpages accessible to people with disabilites.The WAI guidelines are made up of three priorities. If you want your site to be available to everyone then it is important you at least comply with priority one.This article aims to provide basic techniques and checkpoints so you can start making your site accessible. I will write a longer and more indepth article at some point in the future which will provide an indepth look into how to make an accessible site.Basic PracticesIn order to comply with Priority 1 the following checkpoints must be checked. Most of these are common sense and you will find most sites only fall short on one or two points. * Always use the Alt attribute when using the IMG tags * Dont use Marquee or Blinking text * Make sure the document can still be read, and understood, without a style sheet * Provide text links when using image maps * Dont use tables for layout - only use them to convey data in a table format * Title each frame to facilitate frame identification and navigation. * Ensure that pages are still usable if all applets/scripts etc are turned offThese are the basic guidelines your site should follow if you wish it to be accessible to the majoirty of uses.Onto Priority TwoPriority two focuses on the interoperability of the web page(How well it can be transfered from one browser to another) The majoiry of the guidlines involve good web programming practices. If you already markup your sites the the XHTML 1.1, you will find your site complies with most guidlines. * Labels must be used to designate form fields. * Ensure background and Foreground colours contrast - this is for obvious reasons.Onto Priority ThreePriority three expands on priority two, most of the things covered in Priority three tend to be for older and less complex text readers. * You must identify the natural language of the document * Adjacent Links must be seperated by something more than whitespace, seperating with break or paragraph tags will not work * Place holders must be used in otherwise empty input boxes.Rounding offOk, that completes my introduction to the WAI this should be enough to get you started.ValidatingIt is always important to use a validator to check the main points of your markup. Remember to also check things validators cant such as colour contrasts.Bobbyhttp://bobby.watchfire.com - A great validator to check your sites. Also gives a list of things for users to check independantly.If, after best efforts, you cannot create an accessible page, provide a link to an alternative page that uses W3C technologies, is accessible, has equivalent information (or functionality), and is updated as often as the inaccessible page. This will ensure your content is available to anyone who wants it.Hope this helps, if you have any questions please feel free to askChaos
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    HeyActually the Best Forum Software around is Simple Machines Forum. Simply because its free, updated frequently, is very stable and secure. Alot of Developer Based communties use it and it is starting to gain in popularity.Only downside of Simple Machines is the lac of Developers working on Addons but im sure as its popularity grows so will its developer base.Chaos
  6. HeyIm going to be as constructive as i can be.....OK, first of all try to type in a legible sense, your post has several spelling mistakes and breaks several basic grammatical rules. If english isnt your first language perhaps consult another member before posting to check these things.Second, you seem to have very basic skills in all three areas that you claim to offer 'codes' for. Your HTML tutorial for example offered no explanations of the strucure of the syntax which is essential in teaching the language.The sites design needs to be worked on too, its very basic. I would suggest learning CSS and getting your teeth into CSS Design there are several tutorials around on the web.And finally, advertising you site, even if it was an extremly useful resource (which yours isnt'), is not seen as good forum etiquette.Im sorry if I sound harsh, but I do hope you will take these comments and work on them.Chaos
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