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Chapter 17: Accessibility Creating Accessible Content

Building an accessible site is a lot easier when you know the qualities of an accessible site and how these qualities help different kinds of site visitors. Sometimes it’s hard to “see” where the problems are if you don’t have problems seeing. more>>

Your CMS Is Not Your Web Site

A content management system is a centralized repository for your content. A Web site is a composite of decentralized fragments that are assembled on the edge, in just-in-time fashion as the content is being delivered to users. If it's not a Web site, what does a CMS do? more>>

Readers' Choice Awards 2011

The votes are in, the tallies are counted, the hanging chads have been evaluated, and we have our winners. This year holds a few surprises, a couple dominant players and as much open source as you can handle. We don't encourage gambling here at Linux Journal, but if you had an office pool going for pizza money, it's officially too late to make your wager.

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Are You Accessible?

Accessibility to people with disabilities is an important issue in web and software development, and the folks at Knowbility, Inc. would like your input about how to better educate people about accessible technology. more>>

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Introducing CoffeeScript

For many years, JavaScript had a bad reputation among developers. Sure, we would use it when we needed to do something dynamic in the browser, but we also would avoid it as much as possible. As I (and others) have written numerous times in the past year, however, JavaScript is going through a multidimensional renaissance. more>>

Opera Dragonfly

Opera Software's Opera Dragonfly is a new suite of open-source debugging tools for Web developers and designers that got its name because "it eats bugs". The suite covers the full debugging work flow, from inspecting network access and downloaded resources to correcting JavaScript issues and seeing how CSS rules apply to the DOM. more>>

At the Forge - Backbone.js

Write simple MVC applications in JavaScript with Backbone.js. more>>
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DrupalCon London is Around the Corner

Many of you know what a huge Drupal fan I am, and while I am a bit heartbroken that I will not attend the upcoming DrupalCon London, happening August 22-26 in Croydon, I'd like to give the rest of you the skinny on DrupalCon so you can all go have fun without me.  To that end, I got a few tidbits from Robert Castelo, one of DrupalCon's organizers. more>>

At the Forge - Node.JS

Want to write high-performance network server applications? Node.JS uses JavaScript to do exactly that. more>>
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Drush: Drupal for People Who Hate Mice

Read on for more about this command-line shell and scripting interface for Drupal. more>>

At the Forge - PostgreSQL 9.0

Looking for a relational database? The latest version of PostgreSQL makes a great database even greater. more>>

Simplicity and Performance: JavaScript on the Server

The award for the hottest new server Web development language goes to...JavaScript! JavaScript, language of the browser since the early days, is the hottest language for server-side development. See why JavaScript is the language for developing quick, easy and incredibly powerful server-side applications. more>>

Rich Internet Apps That Just Work—Writing for the User

AJAX is power. It makes Internet applications look, feel and perform in the eyes of the user like desktop apps, all while run from the server and written in the platform-agnostic languages of HTML and JavaScript. But, it carries a heavy price: breaking the browser. more>>

Zotonic: the Erlang Content Management System

It's more than just a CMS. Create complicated Web sites quickly with Zotonic. more>>
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