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Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:32 pm
by lw-d
How come the Design, Accessibility, Standards & Usability forum is closed, most important forum to me right now.

Anyway, I have an existing joomla! site (v1.0.7), I was wondering if it possible to patch this site with the files from Accessible Joomla! 1.0.7-0.2

Does anybody know if there is a guide, or does it have to be a freash installation, also, with Accessible Joomla! will all my modules and components work?

Thanks.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:35 pm
by torkil
1) download a8e Joomla from the forge: http://forge.joomla.org/sf/projects/accessible_joomla
2) backup your site (always a good thing to do)
3) Upload the patched files

... all done

You'll will have to modify your CSS a bit since a8e Joomla and regular Joomla does not output the same code.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:37 pm
by lw-d
Thanks, got a site going live this week, I have made it accessible as far as I can with Joomla!, removing all talbe will be a big bonus.

Thanks so much :)

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:40 pm
by torkil
Its not a big patch as far as I can remember. Less than 10 files if I am not mistaken. So it is easy to just back up those files and give it a go :)

http://www.bedre.no runs a8e Joomla! btw, so you can check out the code output there if you want to.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:41 pm
by lw-d
Thats awesome, shouldn't take to long then.

Thanks.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:43 pm
by nathandiehl
it is likely closed for upgrades. check back soon...

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:46 pm
by castus
http://www.bedre.com still has tables in it. I remember vavroom saying how it doesn't remove all tables, but does help a lot.

I have minimal tables in my joomla site, but the aren't all gone.

The removal of all tables will require developers to be quite intimate with CSS, as everything will have to given it's attribute via CSS. Obviously a lot of people still develop with tables, as it's easy to do through WYSIWYG editors.

Wordpress looks very good, I'm not sure if it's as good as joomla with regard to user types and administration, but the output on any site using wordpress is fantastic and fully accessible code.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 7:51 pm
by lw-d
Any update with a8e for j! v1.0.9

Thanks.

Re: Joomla Accessible

Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 7:48 am
by torkil
castus wrote: http://www.bedre.com still has tables in it. I remember vavroom saying how it doesn't remove all tables, but does help a lot.

I have minimal tables in my joomla site, but the aren't all gone.

The removal of all tables will require developers to be quite intimate with CSS, as everything will have to given it's attribute via CSS. Obviously a lot of people still develop with tables, as it's easy to do through WYSIWYG editors.

Wordpress looks very good, I'm not sure if it's as good as joomla with regard to user types and administration, but the output on any site using wordpress is fantastic and fully accessible code.

Its bedre.no, and yes: It does still have some tables in it.

I am also wondering about a8e for 1.0.9. I see now that the 1.0.8 patch came out on the 17th of May, so the next version is hopefully on it's way.