This document is only a quickly assembled Bootstrap [v3.3.6] index placeholder for our latest project. For now, none of the "links" function so all you get is this text and a mostly barebones HTML5 document. As time progresses, there will certainly be much more to follow and explore…
Due to popular demand, an unanticipated volume of new visitors and for the record, this project is related to open source education for those that have visual and/or physical disabilities/limitations that may be utilizing non traditional methods of computing and/or people that have obsolete devices and/or slow internet access. The primary objective is developing resources that adhere to current web-accessibility standards compliance. Below are some simple screenshots & references to see what we are working with during this development stages of this project.
29Jun2017 - Begin initial Grav Web-Accessibility Project: Featuring the out of the box Grav open source flat-file content management system. We are beginning with the Grav Core base package & Grav Core + Admin Plugin [current v1.2.4] & other currently available themes, skeletons & plugins. We'll be investing special attention on the blue check-marked packages currently available, Bootstrapped themes and an array of educational packages.
We are working with Bootstrap across the spectrum of projects because it will afford us the opportunity to provide a common look and feel as well as the fact that has been time tested plus it is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive, mobile first projects on the web.
Please review the Development Page for more up to date information regarding the themes, skeletons and plugins being explored and developed. The reason Grav was chosen is because, simply put, it deserves to be developed for web-accessibility, it's a modern easy to use, yet very powerful, open source flat-file CMS that requires no database, expensive equipment nor costly web hosting. Plus it's FREE to use, abuse and improve! As a matter fof fact, it can be installed locally, on your own computer, for your own personal use and it can be uploaded to a web host if you choose to do so.
The possibilities are endless and as time progresses, there will be tutorials published here. The primary focus of this project will be to upgrade the web-accessibility of the available tools within the basic installation package itself and upgrading the admin panel. As this Grav web-accessibility projects move forward, themes will be upgraded as well.
Registered webshoppe.ca domain name.
Uploaded Bootstrap v3.3.6 and tweeked the sample template and added some basic temporary css tweeks for pleasant look and feel to reduce eye strain and improve readability.
Began exploring various flavours of Linux, in a dual boot environments initially, on several obsolete Windows XP 32bit and Windows 7 32bit machines, with a maximum 4gb and minimum 0.5gb ram including both single and dual core processors from Pentium 3 to Core 2 duo. The primary reason is that 32bit support is ending fairly soon across the board and I want to have available and be able to provide those resources after that.
Set up Ubuntu 16.01 LTS 64bit & Linux development server on a re-purposed obsolete Pentium 4 powered desktop with 2.4gb ram and an 80gb hard drive.
Began development of web-accessible templates for various open source web applications, software and programs with Bootstrap v3.3.6 to achieve a common look and feel.
Continued development of web-accessible templates for various open source web applications, software and programs with Bootstrap v3.3.6 HTML 5 standard templates, slightly modified for web-accessibility and to add some CSS 3.x style elements to achieve a common look and feel.
Began developing backwards compatibility templates and cascading style sheets integration for HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 Strict, CSS level 1 and CSS level 2 web pages as well as Atom and RSS XML syndication feed readers.
Intalled ssl certificate for beta testing.
Set up base social media foundation, such as Twitter, YouTube, SoundCloud etc. for initial "branding" and name recognition & beta testing for future integration with desktop applications, such as video and livestream broadcasting, as well as future educational "how to" resources.
Acquired a re-purposed obsolete iCrap device (Android coming soon) to explore apps, what makes them tick and to determine issues that visually impaired persons are plagued by, in order to find simple remedies when possible. Also began developing solutions to "link" wireless to devices to obsolete Windows systems, as well as various flavours of Linux, and for upcoming educational "how to" resources.
Set up super charged and customized Windows 7 Pro 64bit development machine on a re-purposed obsolete Dell Workstation with a lot of open source alternatives, such as GIMP and LibreOffice, Open Broadcast Studio and Virtual Box for Windows for beta testing and upcoming educational "how to" resources.
Decided that I will focus on developing for/with LTS supported Ubuntu and Linux Mint desktop environments, 32bit & 64bit, due to their popularity, usable interfaces, support communities and available resources.
Set up Linux Mint 18 "Sarah" 32bit MATE v1.14.1 development machine, on a pieced together from 4 plus obsolete machines, re-purposed obsolete Dell Pentium 4 powered desktop with 1gb ram and a 32gb hard drive.
Acquired a re-purposed obsolete iCrap device (Android coming soon) to explore free apps, what makes them tick and to determine issues that visually impaired persons are plagued by, in order to find simple remedies when possible and for upcoming educational "how to" resources.
Became aware and very interested in Jason Goodman's "Crowdsource the Truth" project. Due to some shady interactions initially and subsequently, I decided that this would be a great opportunity to enjoy a real time sandbox for a future "How NOT to crowdsource…" so that I may present various "How to crowdsource anything" resources in the future.
Updated index page from html to php.
I will continue utilizing the iCrap device and the Linux machines in as many ways as possible and until I have successfully developed and implemented a web-accessible open source educational learning platform, leaning towards Moodle, that is accessible and functional. In the meantime I will continue to publish "content" as we go, via various social media platforms all licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) License during this development process.
Please note that our ultimate goal is to K.I.S.S. while achieving web-accessibility excellence through trial and error in real time. Things will progress as opportunities, or lack thereof, present themselves therefor, carpe diem, patience is a virtue my friends.
If you have any questions, are seeking answers and you know how to look, feel free to do so, The answers are a few mouse clicks away. Until next time, Peace and Luv :)