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Ricky Buchanan ([personal profile] jeshyr) wrote in [site community profile] dw_accessibility 2013-01-16 04:35 am (UTC)

Ohh, Tumblr! There is a bizarre "fashion" I've only seen on Tumblr to make websites that have a sidebar that ends up ON TOP of the main text when I expand the web page in Safari with command-+.

The only example I can find right now is a NSFW blog although this particular page is PG rated - http://fuckyeahfrosthawk.tumblr.com/post/39650827372/a-hawk-unmade-imsorry-imsosorry-i-have

So initially when I press command-+ a bunch of times I see this:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s56/sh/dbf65098-5157-45b3-ad96-f0da59fe78ed/f3d8353da2f604af276273bd8fbc0e74

The actual content image is way over to the right - the "You have heart" image on the left is the top of the sidebar. But when I scroll horizontally to see the content I get this:
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s56/sh/d0e825f1-06fb-4d69-a570-4ff4f58ca025/96084d827bef231d966a3717b648c718
There's no way to get the stupid sidebar out of the way except by manipulating the CSS with bookmarklets, etc. Luckily I am techy enough to do this, but it shouldn't be needed!!!

I've pretty sure that I've never seen this sidebar-on-top behaviour outside of tumblr. I suspect that one of the very early Tumblr layouts had this coded in and everybody since then has copied it or something - it's probably a good example of how a "small" accessibility mistake can snowball if it ends up in a much-copied layout!

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