Accessibility

Now, that’s a Treble

A hearty congratulations to the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) for developing what is probably the Singapore Government’s first AAA-rated website. Go on, take a look. It doesn’t look too bad either, contrary to what some might expect. Their site conforms to three international standards. I attended the seminar organised by Design …

Letter to IRAS

I wrote a letter to IRAS. Below is the full transcript: Dear IRAS, I have had great difficulty e-filing my taxes the past few weeks. Every time I log in I encounter an error page. This happens even after clearing my browser cache. The website is much slower than in previous years. Altogether, it is …

Get real, Microsoft

Want tabbed browsing on *ugh* Internet Explorer? You can have it, as advertised on Microsoft’s Windows website. It even comes with a popup blocker *ooh!* and a search bar *wow*. However, it costs US$29.95. And the reviewers of this software don’t seem to realise there are better products out there, going for free. Get real. …

Techy updates

Firefox revived Yesterday I forwarded this BBC News article about how Mozilla browsers have taken 7% of the browser market share at Internet Explorer’s expense, to my boss and team-mates. Happily, a team-mate backed me up and suggested we needed these browsers in the course of our work. Even better, my boss said he had …

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Web standards buddies – Do you have any hard evidence that the failure to close HTML tags is detrimental to the wellbeing of a website? I’d hate to have the wool pulled over my company’s eyes just because our vendor says ‘it’s OK, IE will display it anyway’. Our website isn’t XHTML compliant yet, though …