One of the goals I’d like to see us embrace more in our overall Web presence is accessibility. I came across this helpful tool recently and thought I’d share.
Color Oracle is a free tool available for Windows, Mac and Linux that adjusts your monitor with the click of a button so that you can get an idea of how things on your screen would appear to someone with a color vision impairment. This will help you gauge if the contrast between text and background is sufficient for all visitors of your Web site so you can avoid problems with navigation or legibility.
Structure is important in building a successful Web site, but it is often difficult to visualize how all of the pages in our site relate to each other. Sitemaps and wireframes are two tools that can help you understand the relationships between parts of a page or sections of a site. Continue reading Starting with Structure
Though it’s been around a while, the Web industry is still new enough that finding data about it can be difficult. Facts such as how many people are in the field, what exactly they do for a living, how much they earn and what kind of education they have are all but impossible to find on sites like the Department of Labor. Having this information available helps future graduates understand their career options, helps
give each of us some data to back us up if we’re making a bid to earn more money and gives us an idea where the industry might be headed in the future.
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