Accessible WordPress

Minor Theme Update Submitted

There is a new version of A11 Y’all theme I submitted to WordPress.org. So what’s on this site is not the version currently available there. It’s only minor updates.

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What Next for This Accessible Theme?

Y’all – I have a problem. There’s a growing list of things I want to upgrade on the A11 Y’all theme, but the WordPress.org review process frustrates me to the point that I’m disincentivized. While I wouldn’t recommend it, if you go through the series of three tickets ending here that led to its release, you’ll see […]

I Heart SVG

Accessible SVG: A Practical How To

Three years ago I fell in love. With SVG. It was a love affair that was meant to be. I adore vector graphics, accessibility, and code — and SVG is all of that and more. But this affair was cursed by two things….

Theme Now Translation-Ready

While waiting for a full accessibility audit to come through, I decided to make the the All Y’all WordPress theme “translation-ready” too. I did it using this first-rate post from Smashing Magazine: Internationalizing And Localizing Your WordPress Theme. It was a stretch for me — but one of those good stretches — learning more cool […]

Popeye

Quick Theme Update

After CSUN, I had a major project on my plate. The lion’s share of that is now done and I’m back on track for getting my theme submitted to WordPress.org. Before I submit it, however, I want the theme to be WCAG2 AAA compliant. That’s a tall order — way beyond the basic WordPress accessible-ready […]

Ornamental magnolia blossom

Adding Featured Images to Post Listings

I’ve just released a minor upgrade to the All Y’all WordPress theme. The main change you’ll notice is adding featured image functionality — so thumbnail graphics show on blog post listing pages, like this page.

The Holy Grail of Accessible Fonts?

I’m a simple soul. Well, that’s not true, but I do have a deep hunger for simplicity and best practices — guidelines to help me pull together beautifully accessible websites without huge amounts of research on every detail. Among those “details” I often wrestle with are fonts. I have this pipe dream that one day […]

Theme Look and Feel

I just got a request from Joseph Karr O’Connor that “when we release accessible themes that we describe them so everyone can get a sense of what they look like.” Well, wow…. That’s seriously cool that anyone’s interested. I bet he specifically wants a description that works for a blind person. To that end…. The […]