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Can the Visually Impaired Access Your Site?

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

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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5 Website-Related Skills Your Clients Should Know

A big part of web design is in implementing creative solutions. One area that requires a lot of attention is in making things easier for clients to manage. This often comes with the use and customization of a CMS such as DNN. But fully autonomous websites aren’t really a thing yet. So, no matter how much customization we’ve done, clients are still going to need to do some things for themselves. There are a number of tasks that they just can’t escape. That’s why it’s vital for them to have at least a working knowledge of some common skills. Just as important, we need to communicate these requirements and, if necessary, help guide them on the path to learning. After all, they may not even be fully aware of what’s involved. With that in mind, here are five such web-related skills that clients will need to get the most out of their website.
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The Ups and Downs of Being a Self-Taught Web Designer

Not so long ago, web design was a brand-new industry. Because it was so new, there weren’t many opportunities to get a formal education on its fundamentals. Thus, the most direct path to becoming a professional was to teach yourself the necessary skills. That’s how my career started. I studied the source code of different websites and figured out how things worked. I experimented with Photoshop, CSS and eventually other, more challenging languages. Over the years, most of what I know has come from the process of trial and error.

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