Thoughts on Design

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  • Social Media

An interesting tweet came across my desk today. Made me think about why I like some Twitter marketing campaigns, and dislike others.

"Look at a company, then strip Twitter away. What’s left? That’s when you see who is social and who just jumped on a trend. via @mediaphyter" - @baekdal

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  • Accessibility
  • Web Design
  • Web Browser
  • Section 508 Compliance

Interested in testing the accessibility of your site? Here's a couple of free online tools that will get you started.

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  • Web Design

To say that people are starting to talk about accessibility on the web would be misleading. Some people have been talking about it for quite a while. What should be said is that people are starting to listen to talk about accessibility.  If you're interested in learning about accessibility, here are some people and organization you should try listening to.

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This is the reason you should be using social media tools within your organization. Not because it's popular, but because it will improve your organization. Want to know how? Go watch the video.

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I recently found one of the best descriptions of what accessibility is I've ever read. I haven't had a chance to track down the book yet, but if this chapter is an example, it's a must have for anyone in web design.

Web accessibility is about removing those barriers so that people with disabilities can use and contribute to the Web. - Understanding Web Accessibility

Go read the whole chapter, it's well worth your time.

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You have your site setup properly, a beautiful design, perfect content... that's everything right? Do you have RSS feeds? Can people subscribe to your site? Quick, off the top of your head, what's your site's feed called? Do you know? What's the feeds URL? Is it available from any page in the site, or just the home page? Do you have multiple feeds? If so, where are they available from? Here are a few things you can do to make it easier for your users to subscribe to your site.