I have made a couple of minor changes to the Harvey Mercheum website, based on some reading I have been doing on website accessibility and CSS. The first change is that I have added a dashed red outline around the element that has focus. Users who navigate websites using keyboards or equivalent can now see what pressing enter will activate. You can see this change for yourself by pressing tab two or three times until “Home” in the menu bar becomes outlined. Previously no indication of focus was available.
The other change is that I have added a thin black outline around the text in the menu bar and sidebars. While color contrast checking tools do not consider this an improvement to legibility, I think it looks better.
If you have any comments on these changes, or any suggestions for additional improvements, please let me know in the comments below, or use the Contact the Curator form.
I am not sure what is harder to believe: that WordPress has been around for fifteen years, or that I have been using it for almost six! As I mentioned in part two of the Mercheum history post, I experimented with WordPress for quite some time before actually using it for the Harvey Mercheum website.
Apologies for being so lax in posting new exhibits recently. Today we resume the number 998 short Richie Rich Three Dimensional Stickers with a new hanger and a new sticker sheet. The hanger is orange, and features Richie daydreaming about multicolored bags of money. The sticker of the same art work is right below this image. The most interesting thing about this exhibit, however, is that this is the first item featuring the The Clown Prince of Show Biz, Jackie Jokers!
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I am back from a short vacation, and ready to resume my look back on past exhibits. Next were five guest exhibits of matchbooks advertising Harvey Comics. I went to create Jigidi puzzles of them, and discovered I can only create four puzzles a day. Here are the first four, I will try to create the fifth tomorrow:
Today is Free Comic Book Day (FCBD)! This is the closest thing there is to a holiday for comic book fans. Unfortunately, much like last year, I am going to miss out on the fun today. I hope all of you enjoy the day for me!
Early last month, I talked about how I wanted this website to look. I was talking about the background image, and how much of it should show behind the actual content portion of the page. What I did not talk about was this actual content portion, and how I further divided the amount of space available into two sidebars: one left, one right, with the content in the middle.