Live blogging first afternoon session . . .
Problems: there’s not security in JS. You can’t expect JS to be enabled in the users browser. There’s no official accreditation for JS.
Best practices are progressive enhancement, maintainability and modularity. Remove the random browser element.
The market needs good JS developers because scripting is where the future is going. So education needs to focus on quality-oriented JS developers.
A teaching tip he showed is to connect the syntax of CSS and the syntax of JS. Put them together side by side and show how to get to all elements of a certain kind in CSS and how to get to all elements of a certain kind in JS.
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I was in Derek’s morning session on ‘real world accessibility in AJAX and web apps” – this looks like it was also a good session.
Did Derek mention any specific JS frameworks? I know DOJO purports to have accessible widgets
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Andrea, I don’t remember a specific framework recommendation. It’s hard to catch everything live blogging, but I don’t think he named a particular one as “the” framework to use.