May 23 2012

6 Steps to Effective Responsive Web Design

Tag: Usability,Web DevelopmentJohn Britsios @ 03:29

Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the more sensible solution, when compared to its predecessor, and has displaced graceful degradation as the preferred design methodology for serving usable web pages to various size displays. Continue reading “6 Steps to Effective Responsive Web Design” »

Feb 16 2010

SEO Workers Spell Checker Tool

There are a lot of different reasons to use a web site spell check tool on all of your web content.

Proper spelling isn’t everyone’s forte, but it makes a big difference to visitors – people tend to be a lot better at spotting spelling errors than they are at actually spelling; your readers will notice if your site is riddled with misspelled words.

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Feb 16 2010

Optimizing for Image Search With Alt Attributes

SEO doesn’t begin and end with the text on your web pages. If your website has images, these should also be optimized in order to help with your overall page rank as to help your site appear in image searches, which are an increasingly popular application – and image search optimization is becoming a very important part of optimizing your site.

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Feb 15 2010

What’s Wrong With New Browser Windows: It’s A Matter Of Accessibility

Tag: Accessibility,UsabilityJohn Britsios @ 03:12

This is one of those minor annoyances all of us have experienced while using the web: you click on a link and instead of the new page opening in the current window, an entirely new window opens to display the page.
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Dec 22 2006

Why Spell Check is Important for Your Web Site

Are you a webmaster or SEO copywriter who does not take the time to spell check his written content? If you are, you are doing yourself–and/or your clients–great harm. Let’s face it: there is absolutely no excuse to fail to spell check your content.

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Dec 04 2006

Google Accessible Web Search for the Visually Impaired

Google accessible web search is a set of parameters that allow Google’s search engines to locate websites that are more appropriate for the use of visually impaired individuals.

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May 23 2006

Skip to Main Content Links are Important

Tag: Accessibility,UsabilityJohn Britsios @ 04:00

Unless you use a text only browser or a screen reader, you may never have seen a skip to main content link before; but even if you or most of your site’s visitors, for that matter never see them, they’re essential to the accessibility of your site.

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May 23 2006

Usability: An Often Neglected Essential

Tag: UsabilityJohn Britsios @ 03:23

You may have taken great pains to make sure that your site is perfectly validated, checking, fine tuning and checking your HTML and CSS again and again and think that your site is finally ready to go live. However, what if your site’s usability isn’t up to snuff?

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