Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Scrollable, multiple selection checkboxes

Via Bim Egan of the RNIB, and passed on to me by my colleague, Sonia Carter, is this nice little accessible solution to multiple checkbox selections and saving space (i.e. "making it look good") at the same time.

This was, as pointed out by Bim, discussed on the webaim discussion board a while ago - to be honest, I was stuck back in the days of thinking that CTRL+ multiple option selection was fine for the "select" element. But, care of Bim is this neat solution on C82: "check it, don't select it". I really like this - neat and easy to code.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Screen Recording - Flashback Express

Having trialled Techsmith Camtasia Studio as well as Adobe Captivate (both great tools, fully featured, but costing $200 plus), I've been on the look out for lower cost replacements for a while.

While I haven't fully trialled this yet, Blueberry Software's Flashback Express looks like it could be a useful alternative (at $49) if you're interested in recording .swf or .avi demos. It's been pretty easy to use thus far, and works nicely with a headphone/mic set-up on my laptop.