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Web Accessibility 101: Designing for All People, Not Most

  5 MIN READ  |     42 views  |     8 May 2020

Web design is about accessibility. Most web designers aim to create products for the largest swath of people within their audience, casting their designs out like gaping nets to yield them the greatest influx of users. And while there’s logic to that design principle, it overshadows a somewhat simpler and more inclusive principle: Design for all people, not most.
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Understanding the Meaning of Color Within Design

  4 MIN READ  |     101 views  |     9 March 2020

Color is the perceivable characteristic of light; We see different colors because some objects reflect/absorb specific wavelengths. Human eyes perceive these wavelengths as colors. You can’t use only a single color in your work even if it is a site, logo or a business card. It needs to be a combination of two or more colors to be effective. Unfortunately making a wise mixture poses a tough choice; the modern monitor displays can render more than 16 million (16,000,000) colors. Therefore it’s very easy to make a wrong choice.
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Can the Visually Impaired Access Your Site?

  3 MIN READ  |     234 views  |     31 January 2020

When designing a website, it’s important to take all potential visitors into consideration. This includes the visually impaired – those afflicted with color blindness, low vision and even total blindness. The first thing to think about when improving the accessibility of your site for the visually impaired is the level of the impairment. Is your site suitable for users with color blindness, low vision, partial blindness and even total blindness? Fortunately, there are several online tools and software available that can help make your site more accessible.
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The Challenges Web Designers Face in Ensuring Website Accessibility

  5 MIN READ  |     141 views  |     8 January 2020

Over the past several years, accessibility has become one of most-discussed topics in web design. And that’s a good thing. As more of our daily lives are moved online, making sure that content and services are available to as wide an audience as possible is crucial. The obligation to do so is both moral and, in some cases, legal.
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Accepting Your Limitations as a Web Designer

  3 MIN READ  |     317 views  |     29 October 2019

Every one of us has our own limitations. So, how do we learn to accept it? How can we still thrive as designers and developers? The truth is that there’s only so much you can know. After all, you have clients to serve and a limited amount of time to dedicate to learning. Therefore, there are going to be some skills where you’re either not proficient or simply lacking.

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