View Full Version : Featured Content Glider

12-18-2009, 09:28 AM
1) Script Title: Featured Content Glider

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/featuredcontentglider.htm

3) Describe problem: The new keyboard controls to the Featured Content Glider would result in an breach of law in many countries regarding accessibility because it renders the rest of the site inaccessible via keyboard (mobility impaired) or to screen readers. At least have the option to switch this "feature" off.

12-18-2009, 09:40 AM
There is the option to disable the feature actually. Inside the .js file, see this line:

leftrightkeys: [37, 39], //keycodes to move glider back and forth 1 slide, respectively. Enter [] to disable feature.

You can also reassign the two keys used by the script to navigate back/forth.

12-18-2009, 09:56 AM
A Javascript menu should never be so relied upon that it is "illegal" because there is no alternative. A good website has backup text only links for text only browsers and users with javascript disabled.
In other words, this is a fancy cool looking menu, but it should not be part of the required components of your webpage or hold any bearing on the legality of the website. I'm also interested in the countries where this would be illegal? How is that judged, and what are the rules? Is it illegal to view a website like this? Is it illegal to make one? To host it on a server within the country? etc.

12-18-2009, 05:48 PM
Has anyone ever been arrested for this?

12-18-2009, 10:23 PM
It's important to note the script does not disable the right/arrow keys, just adds to its functionality so pressing them also moves the glider. The default action of these keys are still fired.

12-19-2009, 02:46 AM
Don't worry DD, I think you're safe. I find it hard to believe that there's a coder's dungeon next to the virus vault. :eek:

At the same time, it might be wise to stay clear of certain nations until we get this ironed out.