appi2 - 1:01 pm on Feb 28, 2007 (gmt 0) erm shift+tab Sorry could't resist, as I said earlier YES and NO. While I agree with you, their are also reasons why you may want to do it. And to argue agianst my self... oh for ....
But what about the keyboard user with poor eyesight
c'mon, if they have poor eyesite they cant see the link whether it displays on focus or not. Thats why broswers allow you to set text size.
If you can find a way to way to make text better for dyslexia, your going to be quite rich.
What about the keyboard user who is tabbing quickly and misses it because he's not expecting it to appear there? It's simply more usable not to surprise people.
And by the same argument It's simply more usable not to confuse people.
It's not going to bother non-disabled users to have it showing
But it may bother the design of your 50,000 page website.
the worst thing it will do is they click it and they get taken to the main content
Or they click and nothing happens, they click again and nothing happens, they get annoyed and go somewhere else.
It's only designers who don't want to add the extra link. Sometimes though usability is more important than looks.
Yes, that theory works well in fluffy thought land. Go tell apple, car manufacturers etc. Design means nothing.
what about someone who doesnt understand what skip navigation means?
Sorry could't resist, as I said earlier YES and NO. While I agree with you, their are also reasons why you may want to do it.
And to argue agianst my self...
oh for ....