Ease Into Web Accessibility With Color Contrast

Web content accessibility is an increasingly important topic and if it isn’t already on your radar, it should be. At the heart of accessibility are the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), a central element of a series of web accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the main international standards organization for the Internet. You can dig into the nitty-gritty at the organization’s resource website and you should reach out to your web provider and designers to get their take on how they are … Read more

Get Even More Of That Sweet Google Juice Using Secondary Dimensions

Recently, my fellow ArtsHacker, Ceci Dadisman, and I conducted a private Google Analytics (GA) training session* for a nonprofit performing arts org. About mid-way through the session, we discovered that some of the attendees were unfamiliar with Secondary Dimensions and if there’s one GA feature that rises to “drop everything” status to learn, this is it. Per Google’s geek-speak definition, the “Secondary Dimension feature allows you to define a primary dimension and then view that data by a secondary dimension within the same table.” In English, that means you can cross tabulate … Read more

The Change History Dashboard: Your Google Analytics Secret Weapon

Although it’s been around since 2014, the Change History dashboard inside Google Analytics is one of those oft overlooked, but useful tools that can save your bacon at just the right moment…but only if you know it’s there! There are no settings to adjust, instead, the Change History dashboard is exactly what it sounds like: a list of recent changes. You can find it by navigating to “Admin > Account > Change History.” There’s a search tool to help find users, dates, or specific changes. It’s especially useful when you have a … Read more

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