[Vit-discuss] CSS mods: low vision, a first step (patch) (fwd)

Hugh Sasse hgs at dmu.ac.uk
Thu Dec 7 12:29:14 EST 2006

On Thu, 7 Dec 2006, John W. Long wrote:

> Hugh Sasse wrote:
> > I've asked on the Firefox site. Not many browsers do this, apparently
> > and I was referred to here:
> > 
> > http://alistapart.com/stories/alternate/
> > 
> > which is how to use cookies to do this.   A quick look through shows
> > it does use JavaScript to do this and handle IE not providing menus
> > for alternate stylesheets.  And I can't see any in IE 7.
> > Also it is unclear what is to happen when cookies are disabled.
> > There is a certain level of suspicion about cookies, and I don't
> > think things should break if they are turned off.  It might be worth
> > noting what we are using them for.  I'm not fluent in JavaScript at
> > all.
> The one site I did something similar to this on was:
>    http://start.iblp.org/

Interesing.  I think if all the paragraphs were in divs, it would
work better with large print.
> A friend of mine actually did the coding though. I think she used the 
> same ALA article that you refer to.

Do you know her well enough to ask for some help? :-)
> The presentation is also nice:
>    Select a theme: clean | periwinkle | olive | midnight | tropical
> Perhaps ours could say:
>    Stylesheet: Default | Low Vision ...
> Would you be able to pull this together Hugh? Be sure to put as much of 
> the javascript into a separate file.

I've never done any javascript work, even with rails.  If I get chance, 
I'll see what I can make of it, but I'm hoping someone else can do this.


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