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UC Berkeley-specific Resources
Navigation, Architecture, Accessability and Usability
- Acessibility at UCB
- Video: The Benefits of Making Your Applications Accessible
This is a videorecorded session of the Webnet General Meeting held on June 8, 2010. The panel discussion, moderated by Berkeley CIO Shel Waggener, features IST-Web Applications Manager Bill Allison and L&S Director of Computing Tom Holub, two campus IT leaders who have been tireless accessibility advocates. The panel also features Jon Mires, an accessibility expert with the Center for Accessible Technology, a local non-profit organization that, among other things, provides consulting services to corporations, libraries, and government entities on creating accessible websites.
The panel members each were asked to talk about their experience creating accessible web content and what they have found to be the result. There was time for audience Q&A.
Webcast (available as video, or audio only)
iTunes U (available as video, or audio only)
YouTube (this version is captioned)
- Web accessibility at Berkeley
- (Re)designing your website with accessibility in mind
- Tips for improving web accessibility
- Tips for improving web accessibility - round 2
- Tips for improving web accessibility - round 3
- PDF Document Acessibility (from the May 6, 2008 Webnet meeting)
- Transcript [Word]
- Sean Keegan's Power Point slide presentation [PowerPoint]
- webcast.berkeley (contains webcast and podcast)
- YouTube (webcast only)
- iTunes U (webcast only)
Photography and Scanning
- Basics of digital photography for the Web, (The Web Corner: Berkeley Computing & Communications)
- A Few Scanning Tips (Great resource for scanning images.)
- Photography Tips for Web Developers (The Web Corner: Berkeley Computing & Communications)
- The World Wide Web Consortium (Standards for HTML, XHTML, etc.)
- The Elements of Style, Strunk, William. 1918.
(Yes, this classic book is online!)
- UC Berkeley Identity Resources Includes design and editorial style guides, plus downloadable files (photos, fonts, seal, and more)
- UC Berkeley Web Design Guide (Most of this material is out of date, but the site may provide useful links.)
- Yale Style Manual Style guide for creating web pages. (Think Chicago Manual for the web.)
(Also see Webnet's Website Accessibility site.)
- BOBBY is now an IBM commercial product called "IBM Rational Policy Tester Accessibility Edition" (and sometimes referred to as Watchfire Bobby or WebXact). See their Human Ability and Accessibility Center for more information.
- W3C HTML Validation Service Are you writing good HTML code? Validate your Web page with this free service.
- The Colorizer, from Webreference.com See how your text color will look against a background before you make changes in your web pages.
- Lynda.Com by Lynda Weinman (Scroll down to the Free Resources heading.) Their mission is helping media designers and communicators understand how to use professional tools and design to enhance visual communication through web, print, and motion graphics.
- Web Pages That Suck Learn about good design by looking at bad design. Highly irreverent but very informative.
- Web Design/HTML Guide, from About.com, by Jennifer Kyrnin
There is a lot of high-quality information here, all nicely organized. you can sign up for their newsletter, too.
- HTML Special Character Guides:
- Dr. Dobbs Portal (formerly New Architect Magazine, formerly Web Techniques)
- RESTful Web Services (O'Reilly's Safari on-line book): Chapter entitled "Ajax Applications as REST Clients"
- RSS (A web content syndication format.)
- What Is RSS? (Backend.Userland.Com)
- RSS resources (UCB iNews)
- W3Schools Online Web Tutorial:
Web Developers Virtual Library A good resource for tutorials and information on tools for the web.
THANK YOU to numerous individuals for these resource
Kathleen Phillips Satz,
Pat Soberanis, and
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