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Who Do You Call When Your Website Goes Down?

When Philip went to his website he saw a blank white screen. In the web design industry we affectionately call this the “white screen of death”. It’s one of the most common errors for WordPress. Phillip didn’t have anyone to call for help, and he was getting nowhere with customer no-service. So he had two …

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Webcare pays for itself

Client webcare horror stories I was referred to someone who thought their website had been hacked. When they went to their homepage it would only show the WordPress login screen. The site had never had webcare so the software hadn’t been updated in many years. And while there are almost 90,000 attacks per minute on …

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Website Accessibility Lawsuits Are on the Rise

Here’s What You Can Do to Ensure Your Site Meets Accessibility Standards and Is Safeguarded from an ADA Complaint Last year, over 2,300 website accessibility lawsuits were filed against U.S. businesses, according to a report by accessibility.com. That’s a 14% increase over the number of claims filed in 2020. Of those lawsuits, the majority were …

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Should your small business website be accessible?

A surprising amount of websites are now required to be accessible… Title III of the ADA says that places of public accommodation opens a new window (businesses that are open to the public) are legally required to be accessible. And on March 18, 2022 the Department of Justice issued an official ruling that websites can …

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Low Contrast Text

Low contrast text is the most commonly detected website Accessibilty issue. A certain level of contrast is required in order for visually impaired people to read it. This affects older people, those with color blindness or perceptual processing disorders, and even dyslexia for whom certain color pairs will help or hurt readability. Picking the right …

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All Caps And Accessibility

You are not just shouting when you use all caps. In order to make his main message standout visually each page on one of my client’s new insurance website has a headline in all capitals. Headlines in all caps are not considered accessible for screen readers because screen readers may interpret all caps as acronyms, …

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Website Accessibilty is a Journey

A client of a fellow web designer recently received a letter citing that their website was not accessible – although the designer had approached the importance of accessibility with the client before building the website. The client had to defend themselves in court and possibly pay fines. This is not unusual and is happening more …

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Why WordPress

In May of 2003 the first version of WordPress was available. In the 19 years since, it has grown from a small blogging platform to a vast ecosystem that supports big business websites to thousands of theme and plugin developers as well as big and small web design agencies like Fresh Eggs. Just a few …

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Will Your website grow with your business?

WordPress is known for being scalable. Scalability in relationship to a website means the site can accommodate large amounts of traffic without loss of performance – provided that the site is well built on a good hosting environment with adequate resources. Scalability is one of WordPress’ key features. WordPress powers over a third of the …

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How do you show key information on your website?

The power of custom post types for getting things noticed. Pages and posts are post types of WordPress and how WordPress organizes it’s content. There is also something called a custom post type that can be added with code or a plugin. Custom post types are a way to organize specific content in WordPress. Recipes …

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