Target Looses Lawsuit To Blind Users

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If you have been following the latest news in accessibility and retail, then you’ve heard of the lawsuit between the retail giant Target and blind users of the internet. Let’s say you wanted to to buy something online from Target. You could not, and more importantly, you would be discriminated against. [...]

Semantics Are Not Marketable!

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I’ve read some disparaging remarks that some marketers (pretty much all of them…) have said in regards to semantics. Specifically statements to the effect that, “I tried using valid web standards markup, but they didn’t pay off in SERPs, so I stopped using them.”
Too bad for the world. These marketers will continue [...]

SEO and Accessibility, Part II

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Let’s continue our journey into the ever changing worlds of SEO and Accessibility with part II of our series. If you’ve missed Part I, please click here for Part I of the SEO and Accessibility article I’ve written.
As I’ve covered previously, the two worlds being discussed in our topic are beginning [...]

Plain Old Organic SEO, Part II

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In part 1 of my article (well, post anyway…) on Plain Old Organic SEO, I had mentioned that I’ve noticed a trend in the field of SEO from Black Hat techniques to Organic optimization. I think I need to clarify a few things from that first article. My bad for not being a bit clearer.
Not [...]

Accessibility, Now Is The Time!

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Accessibility should always be the first thing a web designer things about, and plans, when constructing their latest (and greatest) website. If it’s for personal gain, or a client’s site, our design process should (needs to, actually) include a accessible “road map”.
Is the site’s navigation menu accessible via the keyboard, if our user has a [...]

WordPress – an experiment in CMS

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I sit here, tearing out my hair with WordPress! Not that it’s too dificult to manage or learn, but the fact that I ALWAYS hand code everything I’ve written for the web; every website, every webpage, every everything!
WordPress does give access to it’s templates in full, so accessing it’s CSS/(X)HTML/PHP is downright easy. BUT, and [...]