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Website Development: What’s Under the Hood?

Our goal is to make technology work for humans, as many humans as possible. Accessibility is the key word among techies that insures the humanization of the web. Through the adoption of the W3C Web Standards » we are driven to design web sites anyone can use, regardless of their device (desktop/laptop/or cell phone), web browser, or even their physical ability.

Website Accessibility

Accessibility on the web » is akin to accessibility in the 3-dimensional world », much like building sloping street level curbs, and waist level doorknobs for people in wheelchairs (eye level for them). There is a proper way to code that facilitates the access of your web site not only for people with motor skills challenges, but also for individuals with hearing and visual impairment. Yes, the web is for blind people too. Believe it or not, by coding for the needs of these individuals we create a more efficient and user friendly experience for every person that visits your web site. Furthermore, such steps make search engines like Google » and Yahoo much more happy, and they will reward your web site by placing it higher in its search queries, a practice commonly known as search engine optimization ».

Web Standards

‘Accessibility for all’ is the objective behind the ‘web standards’ movement. Web standards are the coordination of the best web practices among all of the stakeholders and web developers including the larger entities of Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Macintosh (just to name a few of the obvious players). Web standards drive the effort to the take the wild-wild-west out of the world wide web. The web can no longer function effectively with each player determining their own gunslinging ways, but rather, we must establish common universal practices that insure the connectivity and efficiency of our global web experience. Such web conventions will assure that no web site remains an island.

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