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Mark Beihoffer

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I've been working on getting my Geeklog-powered business site to pass the W3C's HTML validation tests, and I think I'm almost there.

Validation is important because it allows people with disabilities to navigate your site more easily. For instance, I have rather poor eyesight, so I've edited the default theme on my site to include proportional font sizes in percentage (i.e. font-size:120%; instead of font-size:14px), which allows users of Internet Explorer to resize the text. It's very difficult to read 10px or 12px fonts on a 1600x1200 screen sometimes.

Validation also ensures that people using different types of browsers can access the site - we're going to see a lot more devices with web browsers built-in, and there are things like text-to-speech browsers for the blind that are already in use. In any case, once my site validates I'll make the theme I have available for download (it's not pretty, I'll be the first to admit, but it might be useful to someone else).

Another thought I had is that although I think the default themes that ship with Geeklog are really nicely made, and have a definite visual appeal, I would almost personally prefer to have an extremely simple theme that shipped with almost no font attributes, markup, style sheets, etc.

That way, people could modify the site starting from a very simple layout, and add complexity and richness as they see fit, rather than try to shoehorn one of the other themes into something usable.

Anyway, I hope that some of the planning that's going into Geeklog 2 is spent on validating markup, more CSS-oriented theme layouts, and accessibility control.

It's a great CMS, truly the best one I've worked with, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.

So long and thanks for all the code!

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DTrumbower

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Yes GL2, will be more css friendly. It will be XHTML compliant. You may even find a 1.X.X version more CSS friendly in the near future.
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garfy

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Quote by: Mark Beihoffer

I've been working on getting my Geeklog-powered <a href="http://www.dragonfly-networks.com">business site</a> to pass the <a href="http://validator.w3c.org">W3C's HTML validation tests</a>, and I think I'm almost there.
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Validation is important because it allows people with disabilities to navigate your site more easily. For instance, I have rather poor eyesight, so I've edited the default theme on my site to include proportional font sizes in percentage (i.e. font-size:120%; instead of font-size:14px), which allows users of Internet Explorer to resize the text. It's very difficult to read 10px or 12px fonts on a 1600x1200 screen sometimes.
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Validation also ensures that people using different types of browsers can access the site - we're going to see a lot more devices with web browsers built-in, and there are things like text-to-speech browsers for the blind that are already in use. In any case, once my site validates I'll make the theme I have available for download (it's not pretty, I'll be the first to admit, but it might be useful to someone else).
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Another thought I had is that although I think the default themes that ship with Geeklog are really nicely made, and have a definite visual appeal, I would almost personally prefer to have an extremely simple theme that shipped with almost no font attributes, markup, style sheets, etc.
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That way, people could modify the site starting from a very simple layout, and add complexity and richness as they see fit, rather than try to shoehorn one of the other themes into something usable.
<p>
Anyway, I hope that some of the planning that's going into Geeklog 2 is spent on validating markup, more CSS-oriented theme layouts, and accessibility control.
<p>
It's a great CMS, truly the best one I've worked with, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.
<p>
So long and thanks for all the code!



I am trying to get validated also but have trouble, the left menu is giving me trouble
can you tell me how did you fix that

and which files did you fix?
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beewee

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Location:The Netherlands, where else?
the left menu is giving me trouble

onclick="window.location.href=

Of course, that's Javascript and not (X)HTML, that will not validate at all....
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garfy

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but how can i fix it?

is it just a template thingy?
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