Web Accessibility Through Content Management: Using Headers The Right Way

If web accessibility isn’t already on your radar, it should be.  At the heart of accessible design 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. While many of the accessibility standards will include items you’ll never see, such as modifications and updates to the code your websites run on, there are several items that must be addressed on the content management level. … Read more

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

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Are You Looking At My Heatmap?

If you’ve ever seen me speak at a conference or attended one of my webinars, you know I love to use heatmaps to illustrate how people interact with websites and emails. Smashing Magazine recently published a great little article on using heatmaps to track activity on your WordPress website. Unlike Google Analytics, which works with numbers and statistics, the heatmaps show you the exact spots that receive the most engagement on a given page. Through heatmaps, you will know what are the most clicked areas on a page, what paragraphs people select while … Read more

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