osCommerce accessibility stinks
osCommerce default installation is a huge mess for accessibility. Every piece of code that the platform spits out has endless tables and poorly coded HTML — finding your way through the code is like trying to clear brush.
The simple solution to osCommerce accessibility is to install the Simple Template System and put together a XHTML/CSS’ed out template. That only solves one part of the problem, however, because your wonderful template is going to be wrapping around a whole slew of undesirable code.
Over a year ago, a client of mine wanted an osCommerce website. I wanted to create a masterpiece of accessibility. I tackled osCommerce head-on and re-wrote most of the code that creates the HTML. It was a nightmare, but I created a nearly validating eCommerce website with osCommerce.
The experience was so scarring that I haven’t yet written about it 🙂 Nearly every file was affected, so upgrading it would be a nightmare, but it’s truly an effort of love.