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Chapter Two. Designing and Building with... > The Cost of Design Before Standards

The Cost of Design Before Standards

By creatively manipulating HTML, Suck had achieved a distinctive look, but at a double cost: The site excluded some readers and was tough for its creators to update.

In early Mom-and-Pop screen readers (audio browsers for the visually disabled), the voice that read Suck's text aloud would pause every few words in deference to the ceaseless barrage of paragraph tags, disrupting the flow of Suck's brilliantly argumentative editorials:


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