[Pro] Twitter inclusion

Anyone know how to include a Twitter feed on a Freeway Pro site? I’ve been enveigled to sign up so I might as well make the most of it.

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Never mind this one. I found the answer by chance. There is a link within Twitter to get to the HTML include codes. Of course, the link was highlighted in a color I can’t see, so…

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This raises a very interesting point, designing for the color blind.
I’ve done a bit of digging on the net and found a few articles
relating to this that could help with some design decisions. I’m not
color blind myself but still find it hard to spot some links amongst
text in pages.

http://webdesign.about.com/od/accessibility/a/aa062804.htm
http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/07/24/as-seen-by-the-color-blind/
http://www.stcsig.org/usability/topics/colorblind.html

I hope this helps.

Joe

On 14 Jun 2009, at 18:53, toolemera wrote:

Never mind this one. I found the answer by chance. There is a link
within Twitter to get to the HTML include codes. Of course, the link
was highlighted in a color I can’t see, so…

Gary


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Thanks Joe. This is great info.

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And that is why not only do I check colors with my wife before updating anything, but I tend to stick to simple color combinations. 7 percent of men have some level of colorblindness, many diabetics do as they age, macular degeneration adds it’s percentage, anyone with low vision has a problem and so on. Then there is the problem of visualizing information across platforms and with different brand monitors.

My librarian/archivist background leads me to simplicity when possible. Remember “The medium is the message”? Never truer words were written when it comes to the web, which is basically a 2 dimensional presentation of information. With the latest re-do of my site, I’m hitting a mean average between 3 and 4 minutes of view time per visit. Downloads are up to 6 gb per month and overall visitor numbers are up 25%. 60% of viewers are repeat visitors. 75% are referred from other sites

But then, that’s my bias. Present the content in a manner that invites repeat visits. I know, things may not be as artistic as many sites, or as novel in the use of Flash or other doodads. I’m my own critic, so I can ignore myself when I disagree with me.

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7 percent of men have some level of colorblindness

Approximately half a percent of women do too; this is far more common
in men but something like 1 in 200 women have some form of colour
deficient vision. One girl in my MA Publishing cohort appears to fall
into this category (noticed during my lectures on colour) but I
haven’t tried more formal testing.

Curiously, Australian men have a slightly higher average than in the
US, and roughly twice as many Caucasians as Asians or Africans have
some form of colourblindness.

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Keith

It’s not uncommon for women who are diabetic or have glaucoma to have some level of colorblindness. It’s very rare for this to pass through genetic means due to the whole chromosome thing. Many women fall through the cracks of the medical system when the MD’s pay no attention to their comments on visual changes. Which is criminal.

There’s also a genetic linkage across ethnological backgrounds. Slavic, Russian, British and some Scandinavian cultures have a higher rate than do other groups.

It’s particularly common amongst Azkhenazi Jewish populaitons too. The wierd thing is that in some genetic strains for color blindness, it skips every other generation and gets progressively less severe as time goes on.

And that is the extent of my memory of undergraduate genetics from the 1970’s.

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