Articles and resources in the Accessibility category. A full list of categories is also available.
What’s emphasis and what’s not
Semantic HTML is hard. We stopped using
<b>elements in favour of
<strong>, but are
Implicit ARIA landmark roles
ARIA landmarks give a screen reader user an easy way to orient themselves on a web page. Implicit roles are also great. Except when they’re not.
Accessibility is important, so I’ve taken steps to minimise animation on my site, and even removed it completely for those who ‘prefer reduce motion’.
Design and build for the worst case scenario
Performance matters. If your website loads slowly it could be costing you business, so make sure it works for even the slowest of internet connections
Mobile friendly markers
You might have noticed that if you search for something on Google on your phone there’s a new ‘Mobile friendly’ label.
Why I changed my baseline
Every site I build is now mobile friendly and allows the editing of all content by default. This is for a few very good reasons.
Should you go responsive?
Posted 19th November 2012 in Accessibility
Responsive web design is when the content of your website is laid out differently, depending on the size of the screen your visitor is using. Catering
Disability on the web
Posted 3rd November 2012 in Accessibility
Just like in ‘real’ life, your visitors come in all shapes and sizes. Inclusivity is—rightly—front and centre for businesses these days.
Image alt text
Useful ‘alt’ text on images will not only keep your visitors happy but has happy knock-on effect on your search engine ranking.
Posted 26th August 2011 in Accessibility
Some visitors to your site will use out of date browsers. Is it worth catering for these visitors? Here’s how to make an informed decision.
Do I need a mobile website?
Posted 28th July 2011 in Accessibility
One of the biggest changes in recent years has been the use of smartphones. How should your website cater for these devices?
What’s in a browser?
Posted 27th July 2011 in Accessibility
So what’s all this fuss about Internet Browsers? Maybe you, like a lot of people, you didn’t realise there was a choice…
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