Site updates for accessibility, text only pages and skip to main content
Published: 01-08-2018 | Author: Remy van Elst | Text only version of this article
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I've made some new improvements to this website. Raymii.org is generated using my self-written static site generator named ingsoc, the new features are focussed on accessibility. If you are using a screen reader or command-line browser this will benefit you. Or if you like to archive stuff offline. The two main improvements are a text-only version of every content page (article/tutorial etc) and a 'Skip to main content' link.
[Three months ago I also did some site updates
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Skip to main content
If you visit this site using a screen reader (like Orca) or a command line
links the first thing on every page is a link to skip to the main
content. Saves you going through the menu every time.
The W3C has a page on this: G1: Adding a link at the top of each page that goes directly to the main content area on their Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
Screenshot of a browser with CSS turned off:
Screenshot of a commandline browser:
Text only versions of content
Also in the context of accessibility, every content page has a text-only
version. There is a link at the top of every article, near the breadcrumb where
the author and date of the article are listed. It will take you to a text-only
version of the article. Replacing
.txt in the URL will also
The text-only articles are the raw markdown I write and which the static site generator uses to generate this site. As my main goal is spreading knowledge and entertaining fellow nerds, I want this site to get readers.
Just as I enjoy old DEC documents. And what file format is better than
but my guess is that
.txt will remain longer than the current
Screenshot in a commandline browser:
Screenshot of a text-only article:
If you have any comments or suggestions, please let me know.Tags: accessibility , blog , cli , ingsoc , python , raymiiorg , screen-reader , site , w3c , wcag