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Digital Futures 2012

Yesterday (Monday 10 September) Chris Jones, Louise Tierney and myself attended the Digital Futures 2012 event at the Theatre Severn in Shrewsbury, organised by our colleagues in Shropshire Council’s Communications team. The interesting and entertaining sessions given by the speakers provides a lot of food for thought when it comes to considering how digital and […]

Designing for readability

We’ve had a lot of comments about the font size used on Shropshire.gov.uk, (some good, some bad – it was even highlighted by a reviewer in this year’s SOCITM Better Connected survey) and I wanted to write a post in response to this. The size of the text is a conscious choice, based on some sound design principles.

Instead of writing a post solely to justify our choices, I thought it would be more useful to share the principles and practices that led us to arrive there.

Tools and tips for developing accessible websites

As mentioned in a previous post, many websites claim to meet the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), but these claims are often based on automated tests, and couldn’t be further from the truth. Automated tests are useful but limited and should only be used as part of a wider range of tests incorporating a […]

An introduction to website accessibility

When you are creating a website, it is easy to get caught up in designing sharp-looking features with a whole plethora of widgets and gadgets to keep your audience entertained. Yes, it does look amazing, and yes, it does everything you want it to do, but the one question remains – can everyone use it?