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The Designer and the Developer

August 13, 2007
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In the corporate world, we don’t always get to do the fun jobs like we may have done in previous workplaces, during our university days or simply when working on side projects at home on your own time. Sometimes the task of creating a website is broken down into smaller parts that contribute to a bigger machine. Designers may simply...

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Why Your Employer Should Care about Web Accessibility

August 8, 2007
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In my last post I detailed all the ways to develop and check for accessibility in the design of your website. However, sometimes you need to justify to management why you would take the trouble; below is some ammunition for whenever this occurs: • More traffic to your website: Allowing more users access to your websites results...

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Accessibility on the Web

August 7, 2007
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Accessibility on the Web

There are many ways to define web accessibility, but one simple definition is to allow equal access to information and core functionality of your website to all users. This does not mean that everyone will see or hear the same thing while visiting your website: that would be next to impossible, as people all access the internet using different...

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What do we mean by semantic HTML?

August 3, 2007
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Each website is like a book, and each individual HTML page can be considered a chapter of this book. This common analogy can help you to visualize how to break down a website into it’s smaller, semantic components. The ‘chapter’ may contain common, re-usable elements such as paragraphs, block-quotes, headings or even bold and italicized text. Other example of...

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Developing Websites with Meaning

August 2, 2007
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Developing Websites with Meaning

When visually designing a website, you may consider of a few things before actually opening Photoshop and creating a mockup: • What problem am I trying to solve? • What do I want to communicate to my users? • How can I make my designs intuitive and easy to understand? • What tools allow me to achieve this goal? A visual designer needs to consider some of the...

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