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Inclusive Design Patterns by Smashing Magazine, Heydon Pickering

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My first forays into web design at the turn of the century revolved around images, image maps to link parts of those images to other pages of images, and nested <table> elements to hold the whole debacle together. Underperforming, unresponsive, not cross-browser compatible: just some of the things you could condemn my early handiwork for.

My current output is hardly perfect, but it has benefited from a change in mindset, an acknowledgement that web pages aren’t merely pinboards for images. Really, web pages are terminals: they accept information (input) and display information (output).

Web forms take care of the input part. Making sure forms are inclusive is paramount, because all people should be able to contribute to and not ...

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