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Designing for the Real
In previous lessons, you learned about what you should and shouldn't do
when you plan your website and design your pages. You also learned
about what makes a good or bad website. There's another important fac-
tor that you should take into consideration, and that's how to design your
pages for the real world.
You've already learned that the real world consists of many different
users with many different computer systems who use many different
browsers. Some of the things we haven't yet addressed, however, are the
many different preferences and experience levels that the visitors to your
site will have. By anticipating these real-world needs, you can better judge
how you should design your pages. I also explain how you can make sure
that your websites are usable for people who are disabled and must use
accessibility technologies to browse the Web.
In this lesson, you'll learn some ways that you can anticipate these
needs, as well as the following:
Things to consider when you're trying to determine the prefer-
ences of your audience
Various ways of helping users find their way around your site
HTML code that displays the same web page in each of the
XHTML 1.0 specifications (Transitional, Frameset, and Strict)
What accessibility is, and how to design accessible sites
Using an accessibility validator
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