calco uk x-factor

using animation

Classical panel development ...

Entry photo example


The buttons on this demonstration use animated gifs. Roll over the links to see the arrows animate. The header also has a similar feature - see if you can spot it.

Standards and accessibility compliancy

Despite the classic influences and the animated visuals, the coding is very simple and modern. No Flash or scripts have been used, only valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS2. Because of that, the design works in most browsers, even in text-based browsers. The design also complies to Section 508 and a WCAG 1.0 Double-A rating. We expect the design to pas the new UK rules too. (Pas 78 is the new UK rules for accessibility.)

June 8, 2006 Calco UK Ltd.| Tags: Design, XHTML, CSS | 19 comments

With a twist ...

You can explore almost every part of the Castle from the Banqueting Hall to the bedrooms. You'll be following in the footsteps of many a warrior - from the Vikings to James Bond, from Jacobites to Hollywood's 'Highlander'. Our guides will welcome you, show you around and answer your questions.

The introductory exhibition depicts the early history of Eilean Donan and the days when the Castle sat at the heart of the sea kingdom of the Lord of the Isles.

The single barrel vault which spans the Billeting Room is some 760 mm (2' 6") deep and the walls are up to 4.26 m (14') thick. It is thought that in earlier times this would have been the billet for off-duty soldiers. Today it contains a fascinating collection of castle, MacRae family and local history artefacts.

June 8, 2006 Calco UK Ltd.| Tags: Design, XHTML, CSS | 19 comments