A quick explanation on why colour shouldn't be the only means of conveying the information on a website.
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Developer tools to help check web accessibility
Three tips for using the web developer toolbar to help check for accessibility issues on your website.
A short guide to how and why you should validate your code.
Where you can stick your social networking buttons
Why is it that every website seems compelled to include social media buttons these days? More to the point, why do they do it with no thought as to the best place to stick them!
Movement on a website: 5 things to consider
Websites are all about getting people to find and interact with content as quickly as possible. But how do you encourage people to engage with certain pieces of content above others? Some websites choose to do this by adding movement to the content.
Detecting browser compatibility for HTML5 video and audio
Different browsers offer different levels of support for HTML5 audio and video. Where some browsers support one type of media file other browsers will fail to do so. While browser vendors continue to implement HTML5 features support should get better and better. However, the situation at the time of writing dictates that we cannot (and certainly should not) assume that a browser will play HTML5 media.
Checking colour contrast
This is a quick guide on how to check the colour contrast on your website. A simple way to check colour combinations meet the requirements set by version two of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
The resurgence of inclusive design
In recent years we have witnessed a resurgence in the Inclusive Design approach. This is partly due to the rise in web accessibility and how it helps to ensure a great user experience is delivered to everyone. However, inclusive design is far from new approach but every designer should be practising it!