Designing, building, and maintaining higher education websites can be a daunting task. Audiences can range from prospective and current students to faculty, researchers, funders, and policymakers. And universities and colleges sometimes have dozens, if not hundreds, of faculties, administrative units, or sub-organizations, each with their own objectives, and sometimes with a distinct brand, tone, and voice.
Last week I got to chat with Evolving Web’s UI engineer, Firat Ikiler. Firat has extensive experience in web design and frontend development, and he’s now one of our foremost experts on accessible design. We talked about how he acquired his accessibility skills, how accessibility plays into his day-to-day work, and some of the critical concepts (and common misconceptions) involved in accessible digital design.
When someone comes to your website with an information need, they have two options: they can either use the site’s navigation to get where they need to go, or they can use the search function. We’re going to focus on the latter for this article.
Many of us do dozens or even hundreds of searches per day without even thinking about it: searching for an email, searching for that song on Spotify, figuring out what to make for dinner, looking up a contact on your phone, finding a word on this page.
We just expect search to work—but that’s easier said than done.
Learn how to build and successfully implement a web accessibility governance plan that accounts for your school’s numerous sites and unique content creation challenges.
University websites are notoriously complex. Some of our higher ed clients manage literally hundreds of sites that mirror their institutions’ numerous faculties, campuses, services and audiences.
Designing a good user experience with these unique constraints is no easy task, and it seems like a lot of schools have issues with things like prioritizing their website’s content.
Case in point — I recently stumbled across a tweet that made me do a double-take:
Find out why your SVG icons look blurry when you export them from Sketch, and how you can work around the issue.
As our interactions move online, making sure our remote communications remain accessible and inclusive is more important than ever. Learn about webinar and meeting accessibility with these 9 key tips.
Learn how to use alt text to make your website's images more accessible for your users (and search engines).
As you might have heard, Drupal 9 is being released this Wednesday. There is a lot to celebrate, you’ll find evidence of Drupal 9 celebrations as teams prepare to upgrade to the new version of our favorite content management system. However, there is no distinct Drupal 9 logo to go with this release. Instead, a new evergreen logo will be used to represent all versions of the Drupal project and software. And there’s a good reason for that.