John Rochford Talks About Accessibility

Some people think having accessible websites is like having a swimming pool. Nice to have, but too expensive and too much upkeep. Unlike a swimming pool, however, an accessible website means that anyone can view it whatever their limitation, ranging from a physical limitation like limited or no eyesight, to having a handheld device with small display.

Essential Tips for Making Websites Accessible

Slick web designs might impress the board, but what good does that do if your visitors can't see? Making your website accessible is extremely important for people with visual or physical hindrances. Tiny fonts and low-contrast colors might look good in practice, but they're useless if they can't be read or used to navigate your website. The upside to embracing accessibility is that your digital materials, be them websites, online courses or electronic documents, will be better used by everyone. Here are nine tips that make a more accessible website.

Welcome to Our Website! (Except for You)

[This appeared in our March newsletter. Wanna subscribe? Do it now!] I’ve yet to work with a client who doesn’t use the word “welcoming” in some way to describe the website they want. No doubt that goes for just about anyone reading this article right now. In fact, most people will spend considerable thought and effort coming up with the best open-looking fonts, the friendliest text, the warmest colors when it comes to designing a website or online course, all in the service of being more appealing to their audience. For this, I commend them.

You’re Doing It All Wrong! How to Use Pictures on a Website

We see some common mistakes on our web travels at Talance. We see a lot of them that have to do with image formatting on websites and blogs. No doubt that a gripping image can compel a visitor to spend more time with you or even give you money. But you can ruin the best photo with bad habits. Here’s what people do all wrong with pictures on websites, and how you can learn from their mistakes.

Infraction: No ALT tag

Five Mistakes That Can Kill Your SEO

Considering that about half the people on the Internet find you through some kind of search engine query, it’s vitally important that you show up everywhere you should. Such are the intricacies of search engine optimization. Improving your SEO is an on-going task, but here are five mistakes you can make to really kill your SEO strategy.

1. Use images for headings

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