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Sunday, November 26, 2006

The main reason accessibility matters 

I was just commenting on This digg posting (ok so I somehow managed to comment twice.) on a lame CSS/HTML drop shadow technique when I suddenly reaslised the best reason in the world for sticking to semantic accessible code.

The one user of your site your almost guaranteed to have who doens't have javascript turned on or CSS and is totally blind. Thats right ladies and gentlemen Googlebot!

If Googlebot cant make head or tail of your tag soup then you wont get highly ranked. And we all know what that means don't we.

Googlebot might just be the best web spider out there but if it can't parse your code you don't have a chance. So go forth and separate style from function with CSS, use inobtrusive Javascript and banish "media" plugins forever. Make the world a better place and get more sales!

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