Are you gonna finish strong?

“…So what do you do when you fall down? You get back up! Everybody knows to get back up because he first starts walking. . . But I’m not getting anyway… But I tell you, there is sometimes in life when you fall down and you feel like you don’t have the strength to get back up, do you think you have hope?


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Video with French subtitles (avec sous-titres Fraçais)

Because I tell you, Ii’m down here,  face down,  and I have no arms no legs;  it should be impossible for me to get back up, but it’s not!

You see,  I will try one hundred times to get up,  and if I fail one hundred times;  if I fail and I give up, do you think that I’m  ever gonna get up?  No!


But if I fail, I try again, and again and again…

but I just want you to know that it’s not the end. It matters how you gonna finish. Are you gonna finish strong?


And you will find that strength to get back up…like this…”


…By Nick Vujicic


Lutte contre la discrimination, l'Internet pour TOUT le monde!

Mettons-nous à l’essentiel! Les personnes handicapées devraient avoir les mêmes droits que tout le monde. Et devraient être en mesure d’accéder à l’information disponible sur l’Internet facilement.

Donc nous, en tant que bloggers, les concepteurs de sites Web, les programmeurs Web, ne devrait pas discriminer les personnes handicapées. Et pour cela, nous devons créer des sites web accessibles et des pages Web accessibles. Il existe des normes qui ont été inventé et mis en œuvre, ainsi que des navigateurs Internet ont été créés pour que les personnes handicapées surfe sur Internet comme les autres. Mise en œuvre de ces normes dans vos objectifs de conception, permettra à votre site (ou blog) l’accessibilité.

La Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) vise à mettre fin à la discrimination que de nombreuses personnes handicapées font face.

Actuellement, Gibni.com est un site qui répond à presque toutes les normes d’accessibilité. Cela signifie que, les personnes handicapées peuvent également surfer Gibni.com facilement et de profiter de ces articles, des discussions, des fonctionalitées, et des outils.

Chaque fois que je commence à concevoir un site Web ou blog modèle (Blog Template), je pense à ces normes et je fais de mon mieux pour leur mise en œuvre dans mon projet.

Pour faire d’Internet un endroit meilleur, je vous suggère de commencer à mettre en œuvre ces normes dans vos dessins et modèles de codes afin de faire votre information accessible à tous!

Ce sont des premières choses à faire:

1 – Vérifier les images pour un texte de substitution (alt = “” attribut de la balise img!)

2 – Vérifier les images de décoration pour un texte de substitution, comme les frontières, les coins, d’origines …

3 – Vos formulaires doivent être accessibles. (Fournir alt = “” pour les input, l’étiquette de votre formulaire, celui de ces éléments …)

4 – Votre texte doit être redimensionnable. Cela signifie que l’utilisateur devrait être en mesure de rendre votre texte plus grand ou plus petit dans son navigateur.

5 – Définir l’attribut “TabIndex” pour les contenues cliquables ou sélectionnables important et les éléments de la page, afin que les utilisateurs puissent naviguer dans votre site sans souris.

6 – Utiliser des raccourcis clavier pour les principales fonctionnalités de votre site.

7 – Utilisez un plan du site. Les utilisateurs ne devraient pas se perdre dans votre site!

8 – Faites vos liens comprehensible par l’homme.Ils doivent avoire de sens.

9 – Si vous avez du contenue son ou du vidéo, fournissez des sous-titres ou des transcriptions du son.

Il ya beaucoup d’articles écrits sur le sujet, vous pouvez donc apprendre rapidement et facilement comment le faire juste. Il suffit de rechercher en utilisant votre moteur de recherche préféré.

Pour vérifier l’accessibilité de votre site, utilisez cet outil: WAVE

Resources:

1- http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/testing-web-accessibility.shtml

2- http://www.designedforall.com/accessibilityservices/whyaccessibility/

3- http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/RightsAndObligations/DisabilityRights/DG_4001068

4- http://wave.webaim.org/

5- http://www.webnauts.net/check.html

6- http://www.gibni.com/fight-against-discrimination-internet-for-every-one

Fight Against Discrimination, Make the internet for EVERY ONE!

Let’s get straight to the point! Disabled people should have the same rights as everyone else. And should be able to access the information available on the internet easily.
So we as bloggers, web designers, web programmers, should not discriminate disabled people. And for this, we should create Accessible websites and webpages. There are standards which have been invented and implemented, as well as special internet browsers were created to let disabled people surf the internet as others do. Implementing these standards in your design objectives, will ensure your website’s (or blog) accessibility.
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The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face.

Currently, Gibni.com is a standard website which complies to almost all accessibility standards. That means, disabled people can also surf Gibni.com easily and benefit from it’s articles, discussions, features, and tools.

Every time I start a website design or weblog template design, I think about these standards and I do my best in implementing them into my project.

To make the internet a better place, I suggest that you start implementing these standards in your designs and codes so you make your information available to EVERY ONE!

These are first things to do:

1- Check images for alternative text (the alt=”” attribute of the img tag!)

2- Check decorative images for alternative text, like borders, corners, backgrounds…

3- Your forms should be accessible. (Provide alt=”” for inputs, label your form elements…)

4- Your text should be resizable. Means that the user should be able to make your text bigger or smaller in his/her browser.

5- Define tabindex attribute for clickable or selectable important content and page elements, so that users can navigate your site without a mouse.

6- Use keyboard shortcuts for main functionalities of your site.

7- Use a sitemap. Users should not get lost in your site!

8- Make your links human-understanable so they make sense.

9- If you have Audio or Video content, provide subtitles or transcripts of the audio.

There are a lot of articles written on this subject, so you can learn fast and easy how to do it right. Just search using your favorite search engine.

To check the accessibility of your site, use this tool: WAVE

Resources:

1- http://www.webcredible.co.uk/user-friendly-resources/web-accessibility/testing-web-accessibility.shtml

2- http://www.designedforall.com/accessibilityservices/whyaccessibility/

3- http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/RightsAndObligations/DisabilityRights/DG_4001068

4- http://wave.webaim.org/

5- http://www.webnauts.net/check.html

How to build a Website / Blog – A successful and perfect One – Part 1

Well, in these tutorials, I’ll explain how you can start your own blog/website, how to analyze it, how to optimize it, how to update it, how to market it, how to make profit out of it and how to make it a successful project!
Either you are a student, a university professor, a beginner web developer/designer, a business man, a flowers’ passionate, a restaurant chef or what ever else, and you want to start a website/blog to promote your business, your passion, or inform people about the dangers of global warming or the doom’s day prophecy, or help people rise money for their education, or what ever goal you have, I will help you on developing and delivering the best website/blog you can ever build!
And what is fantastic is that this tutorial is free and all you have to do is once you started your website/blog, the only thing I ask you in exchange, is that you write a blog post or article about these tutorials and my website, but that is optional and up to you.
Well, if you get through difficulties and you have questions, just post them in the comments section of the related tutorial, and you’ll get the reply very soon. To follow the tutorials and their comments, just subscribe to my RSS feeds or subscribe by e-mail (on the left side panel of Gibni).

Well, first and most important thing to do, is to decide what you want to do, and define your goals and trace a plan. Almost everything in this level is to be done on paper (real one).
List your goals, by asking yourself, what are the things you want to achieve by the project, the immediate goals and long term ones.
List and relist, and arrange them, then sort your goals by time, ie. put the ones you need to achieve first on the top of the list. But be careful to be realist, think like this that if you want to change the world, you should start by changing yourself and your surrounding.
So, now that you have sorted them by time, sort them also by toughness, put the easiest ones in top.
Now that you know what you want to achieve, we will proceed to the next level, which is, how to achieve it. Go to your favorite search engine, and type in the keywords you think match best with your project. You will get some results and websites which have almost the same topic(s) as you, visit them, and see how they present their content. Get a better idea of what you might present that would be new and would attract more visitors.
Well, now, comes a little bit difficult part, decide what technology use to develop and implement your website/blog. I personally would recommend that you use PHP as the main language of development for your site. Because PHP is really easy to learn and to implement and it’s cheap on the maintenance side and even on the servers and hosting side.
Now, to simplify your work, I recommend you use some CMS/ PORTAL/ or similar content management web application. Right now, I’m using WORDPRESS for Gibni, and as you can see, it’s not a normal blog, I transformed it to act as a CMS (Content Management System) too. So, now it’s up to you to find out what best matches your requirements, search about WordPress, PhpNuke, vBulltin, Joomla, PHPBB and so on…

Now, start to draw a rough draft of the design of your site/blog, from how you want the overall look of the site, if you want any columns, if yes, how many, which side? Think about the header, about the main content, about the footer. Then, think about what colors you want to implement and try to find the best colors that match together, there are websites and software which suggest best color combinations. Then if you use a CMS or web application like wordpress, search and look for available themes. Like this, you’ll get a better idea of different possible designs and styles.
No, it’s to you to be creative and create a new design (if you wish to have a unique blog/site)
Remember, to be successful, all you need is creativity and a bit of knowledge and junk!
All the tools are available to help you, so just make an effort and be creative.

In the next part, we will review some design tips and few examples. So now, you have to go out and get enough knowledge and decide on the basics as said above. Take your time.