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Presenting your content first

Mark’s accessibility tips are getting harder. Today we are advised to Present our main content first in our source code. This benefits both text based browsers and search engines such as Google. Mark points out the ingenious table trick which allows table based layouts to present the main content before the left hand menu in the source code and provides tips on implementation. Thanks to the benefits of CSS layout my blog only needed a small alteration—I was presenting the div containing the navigation in the source code before the div containing the main content. A quick switch of the order of the divs and the CSS did the rest for me without any further alteration.

This is Presenting your content first by Simon Willison, posted on 21st June 2002.

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