Resources: Web Design
Guidelines for Alt Text on the Web
October 7, 2019
Including alt text on the images on your website is one way to achieve accessibility for all users, resulting in ADA compliance and strengthening your SEO. Always include alternative text for images, videos, and audio files. An alt tag, also known as "alt attribute" and "alt description," is an HTML attribute applied to image tags to provide a text alternative. This alternative text describes your images and provides critical missing context for users who can’t see them.
What is WordPress? The answer(s) might surprise you.
September 5, 2017
Most people think WordPress is a blogging platform or a theme-based, ready-made website builder. While both of these uses are accurate and common, the WordPress platform can be so much more.
5 Ways to Turn an Error into an Opportunity: Designed 404 Pages
September 14, 2014
A 404 page is what a user sees when they attempt to navigate to a page that doesn’t exist on a website. It’s a necessary component of any website, but why not use it for something more than just an error message?
How to (Properly) Save Images for the Web
July 21, 2014
Saving images for the web can be a confusing topic, so here we present our philosophy for saving images for use on the web. When you break it down it comes down to three simple steps. 1) Pick the right format2) Pick the proper pixel dimensions3) Use a lossless optimizer 1. Picking the right format […]
Design Basics & Tips for Non-Designers
April 12, 2014
“Attractive things work better.” Don Norman surmises that aesthetic design changes perceptions and helps usability. Will viewers and/or users of your product or website perceive it to be professional and credible, or amateur and untrustworthy? Will their use of it come intuitively or will they be frustrated and confused? Your success may very well depend on good […]
The Success of Your Business Depends on Design
February 12, 2013
The visual design of your logo, business cards, website and marketing materials are the modern-day storefront of your business. Potential customers (window shoppers and passers by) see a poorly designed logo as a light-up sign with a few burned out light bulbs. They see a confusing user interface on a website as a disorganized, messy […]