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About Trenton Moss

This article was written by Trenton Moss. He's crazy about web usability and accessibility - so crazy that he went and started his own web usability and accessibility consultancy ( Webcredible - http://www.webcredible.co.uk ) to help make the Internet a better place for everyone.
Beyond Web Usability: Web Credibility

Web usability: It’s old news. If you’ve been developing websites on Mars for the past few years then you’ll be forgiven for not knowing about web usability.

Writing Effective ALT Text For Images

Anyone who knows anything about web accessibility knows that images need alternative, or ALT, text assigned to them.

The Secret Benefit Of Accessibility Part 2: A Higher Search Engine Ranking

An additional benefit of website accessibility is an improved performance in search engines. The more accessible it is to search engines, the more accurately they can predict what the site’s about, and the higher your site will appear in the rankings.

The Secret Benefit Of Accessibility Part 1: Increased Usability

Web accessibility has so many benefits that I really do wonder why such a large number of websites have such diabolically bad accessibility. One of the main benefits is increased usability, which according to usability guru, Jakob Nielson, can increase the sales/conversion rate of a website by 100% and traffic by 150%.

The Secret Benefit Of Search Engine Optimization: Increased Usability

A higher search ranking is what many website owners dream of. What they don’t realise is that by optimising their site for the search engines, if done correctly, they can also optimise it for their site visitors.

Why a CSS Website Layout Will Make You Money

Although CSS layouts have been around for years, they haven’t become so commonplace until recently.

Linking Out is Good

Many websites I come across don’t have a single link to another website. Ask the webmaster why not, and the answer you get is simple enough: “If I link to other websites people might leave my site.” At this point I break the news that site visitors will leave your site. And there’s nothing you can do about this.

Benefits of an Accessible Website – Part 2: The Business Case

The DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore falls under this law, and as such must be made accessible to everyone.

Planning a Usable Website: A Three-Step Guide

A website is like an information flow, with you as the provider and your site visitors as the receivers of the information. If you don’t plan your website with this in mind right from the start, you could find yourself with a brand new website that solves all your immediate needs… but not those of your site visitors.

Web Accessibility: The Basics

What is web accessibility & why is it important?

Benefits Of Making Your Website Accessible To Disabled Users Part 2: The Business Case

The Disability Discrimination Act states that service providers must not discriminate against disabled people. A website is regarded as a service and therefore comes under this law.

Web Accessibility Myths

1. Creating a text-only equivalent is sufficient

A Wasted Opportunity for the Web Accessibility Cause
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The DRC (Disability Rights Commission) recently announced the results of their year-long investigation into the accessibility of 1000 UK websites. The report concluded that most websites are highly inaccessible, with over 81% not even meeting basic standards of accessibility.

10 New Ways to Speed up Download Time

1. Avoid tables for layout

Here are six reasons why pages that use CSS for layout download faster than tabular pages: