Linked by Adam S on Sat 28th Jan 2006 13:23 UTC, submitted by Rory Griffin
Apple "I put up my review for iWeb, the newest part of iLife from Apple Computers. My enitre personal page was designed with iWeb and a few royalty free images I found scattered around the web to give it an atmosphere that I haven't been able to create before on my own. To be honest, I'm not big on web developing, so for anyone who wants to just build a small homepage, this is for you."
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DeadFishMan
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2006-01-09

You all may claim that accessibility is harmed by having text instead of images, but at this moment, I'd say the exact opposite is what I'm experiencing.

The text on the page starts normal sized, has a few lines with screwed up leading, then it seems each paragraph beyond the first has a different text size and each overlaps the others so that by the bottom you have at least 3 or 4 sets of text in 36 point Arial all right on top of each other.

And image may be useless to a blind person, but to me, it'd at least enforce readability.


You're still missing the point. If you're having problems reading the text because of the font face chosen or anything else, you still can see the page by using something like Opera, that allows you to impose a custom CSS to the page that you're viewing. That way, you can change font face, size, color and other attributes to your liking. Blind or vision impaired people still can use their screen readers. That's only possible because you have text content to handle.

With images on the other hand, there is no way to do that (in a practical fashion, I mean. Maybe someone will improve current OCRs to be used as some sort of screen reader... Who knows? :-)). When the author opts for antialiasing the characters on the image, it might "blur" too much small types thus making it almost unreadable even to people with good sight. And there is no way around that.

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