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A WordPress Formatting Manifesto

Remove: center, right, more tag, kitchen sink, underline, full justify, text color, heading 1, heading 5, heading 6. Move: strikethrough, blockquote, formats dropdown, pre.

I recently released the MRW Web Design Simple TinyMCE plugin for WordPress. It’s a plugin that came directly out of the work I do to serve clients and make using WordPress as easy as possible. In this post, I want to share how I made the final decisions for what buttons I removed from the default WordPress editor, and provide a framework for what it means to format content well on the web.

Good & Bad Accessibility in the Pacific Northwest

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Today, I want to share two quick things about accessibility (one web, one not) that are both local to MRW Web Design. Seattle Public Schools Accessibility Lawsuit A faithful blog reader let me know about this first story after reading last week’s post on the lawsuit against Harvard and M.I.T. for not captioning videos. Despite minimal news […]

The Last Resort: Harvard & M.I.T. Sued Over Video Captioning [link]

I used to talk about the legal ramifications of having an inaccessible website a lot more. However, WebAIM’s “Hierarchy for Motivating Change” helped me realize there were better arguments in favor of accessibility. That said, sometimes a story is too big to ignore. From the February 12 New York Times: Advocates for the deaf on Thursday filed federal lawsuits […]

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