Read Centered Text is Good for Wedding Invitations and Wine Labels, not for the Web by Deborah Edwards-Onoro (Lireo Designs)

Improve readability of your content by using left-justified text instead of centered text.
It’s easier and faster to read text that doesn’t force the reader to search for the beginning of each line.

This is one of those articles I keep around to share with clients who request centered text.

I figure it’s time to bookmark it somewhere and also today was a good day for it to show up in my Twitter feed because I have a call with a client on this exact subject later today.

Read Meet accessiBe – Israeli Startup for Web Accessibility by an author (The Times of Israel)

Check out how a startup is using artificial intelligence to help businesses make websites accessible on complete autopilot. With $12 million funding, it
is all set to help businesses and disables globally.

Oh look! The folks behind #AccessiBe are paying for praise again.

Lifnei Iver comes to mind, which in an incredibly ironic twist is extended beyond its literal meaning to be interpreted by the Sages as misleading people, among other things.

And if you have to pay for praise, you know you’re intentionally misleading your users.

Read Hello WordPress, My Old Friend by Chris Wiegman

Hello WordPress, My Old Friend
After just over a year on Hugo I’ve migrated this site back to WordPress.
It wasn’t an easy decision to do so. The truth is, I really liked the workflow I had been using for Hugo and the platform itself was nearly perfect for my uses. That said, technology alone wa…

Welcome back Chris! We’re glad to have you.

There are things I like about Hugo but I have so many posts on either of my sites that just looking at the post/taxonomy management aspect alone was enough to make me reconsider the decision to switch before I started the work.

Read Translating Design Wireframes Into Accessible HTML/CSS by Harris Schneiderman (Smashing Magazine)

In this article, Harris Schneiderman walks you through the process of analyzing a wireframe and making coding decisions to optimize for accessibility.

The most efficient way to build accessible websites and apps is to “shift left” by incorporating accessibility testing into the earliest stages of your development and design process. In this article, Harris will walk you through the process of analyzing a wireframe from an accessibility perspective and making coding decisions to optimize for accessibility in both design and development phases.

Read The struggle is real: Self-serve SEO or pay for page rank? by Laura Legendary (Accessible Insights Blog)

To plagiarize the 80’s pop ditty, everybody wants to rule the world. When it comes to achieving any sort of visibility on Google, there’s not a great deal of room at the top. In fact, d…

A few thoughts of my own.

At the risk of ruffling the feathers of the SEO community, as a blind entrepeneur I’ve found that focusing overly much on the mechanics of search engine optimization detracts from the rest of my business.

Things like Google Analytics, for example, are almost completely inaccessible, and so tracking that kind of data is something I don’t do at this point. I’ve also made a point of not tracking any metrics that prove to be not beneficial, and I’m focusing on creating content that my visitors find useful.

Sometimes, (a lot of the time), that’s shorter posts, curation of resources I use, and (once my writing muscles are up to snuff again), the occasional longer tutorial.

I think that, if you’re concerned about ranking in the search engines, then you will have to be prepared to either spend a lot of money to hire someone to do it for you, (and there are only a handfull of people or businesses I would trust with that task), or you’re going to have to spend a lot of time keeping up with algorythmic changes, along with possibly hiring someone to read and interpret your analytics data.

Things like well-structured content, though, continue to be relevant, even despite the algorythm updates.

Read Block Links, Cards, Clickable Regions, Etc. by Adrian Roselli (Adrian Roselli)

Whether you call them cards, block links, or some other thing, the construct of making an area of content clickable (tappable, Enter-key-able, voice-activatable, etc.) is not new. While hit area size is mostly a usability issue, marketers often want a larger click area around their calls to action (CTAs) to…

Read A Decade of Heading Backwards by steve faulkner

The question why is it OK to have a substantial set of authoritative semantic HTML definitions misdirect developers for so long?
And then there is the question What do we do with

?