How to save money on a website

Written by Talita Kindermann

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  • Take some pictures for your website

    Snapshots of staff, products, or your work environment improverepparttar visual appeal of your website and familiarize your customers and potential customers with your business. You can save a lot of money by providing your website designer with photos you have taken yourself, rather then having them source relevant stock photography online.

  • Find a competent web designer

    Make sure you choose carefully. Find a web design company that you feel comfortable and confident with in terms of credibility, portfolio, price and overall professionalism.

    Interested in obtaining another independent quote on your website project? Please contact our web design team with your requirements and we will get back to you within 48 hours. Our engagement model includes a comprehensive pre-project checklist & guide to help you further establish your website objectives.

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  • Why accessibility is important to you

    Written by John S. Britsios

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    1. Increase Market Share and Audience Reach Improve usability for non-disabled and disabled visitors; Support for Low Literacy Levels; Improve Search Engine listings and Resource Discovery; Support forrepparttar Semantic Web; Re-purpose content for multiple formats or devices; Increase support for Internationalization; Assisting access for low-bandwidth users.

    2. Improve Efficiency Reduce site maintenance; Site Search Engine Improvements; Re-purposing Content; Address server-load; Address server-bandwidth.

    3. Demonstrate Social Responsibility

    4. Reduce Legal Liability

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    Accessibility is critical for a web site's success

    This narrow focus is atrepparttar 135515 expense of a much larger segment of society with milder impairments, such as partial sight, poor hearing, and poor language skills. The needs of this larger group can be more easily accommodated with simple and inexpensive design tips such as resizable text, large tactile buttons, and clear, easy-to-follow instructions.

    We should try to look at things fromrepparttar 135516 point of view of people who have disabilities. For example, inrepparttar 135517 UK alone, there are 8.5 million people who are classified as having some sort of disability. That's a big percentage to exclude fromrepparttar 135518 web; from a moral viewpoint, it is surely wrong, but from a commercial viewpoint, it is disastrous.

    When designing web pages, try putting them through a text reader, likerepparttar 135519 ones used by those with visual impairment. You will soon realize how difficult it can be for a user who cannot see that a new window has opened - hencerepparttar 135520 need to overtly tell users that a new window has indeed opened.

    Apart fromrepparttar 135521 moral and commercial considerations, there is alsorepparttar 135522 legal. The United Kingdom enforcesrepparttar 135523 Disability Discrimination, which requires all web sites to show that they have taken steps to enable access.

    With a little bit of thought, accessibility is relatively easy to implement. It does not require you to do away with JavaScript, Flash or other Multimedia features, just as long as you provide an alternative, so your visitors have a choice.


    "For people without disabilities, technology makes things convenient," says Judith Heumann,repparttar 135524 U.S. Department of Education's Assistant Secretary ofrepparttar 135525 Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, "For people with disabilities, it makes things possible." Just keep that in mind.-

    This article is written by John S. Britsios, Accessibility & SEO Consultant, Usability Specialist & Trainer, founder and owner of the Webnauts Net

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