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It's a lot easier to design an accessible website if you consider accessibility from the get-go, but we don't always have that luxury. You're far more likely to have an existing site on your hands, and, if you're reading this, you're probably wondering how to determine how accessible it is currently so you can get a better idea of what needs to be done.
Here's a simple guide to testing your Drupal site for accessibility. (Most of these apply to non-Drupal sites, too). We've divided it into 3 sections.
I first started learning HTML in the early 2000s from a library book. At this time, our house didn't even have a dial-up connection, much less a high-speed Internet hookup. In the book, I learned how to lay out my website using tables.
Depending on your age, you may nod your head in nostalgic agreement or chuckle and say, "Nah, they didn't do that. Tables aren't meant to do that."
There are many ways of building sites and themes - be it Drupal, Wordpress, Magento or any Content Management System. In my particular case, after nine years of building Drupal themes, reading how other themers do it, and learning from my mistakes, I came up with a few tips I would like to share with everyone.
If you are a web designer, chances are you have heard about Material Design.
Material Design is a popular "design language" developed by Google that came out in June 2014. Since then, it has kind of become the visual identity of most of Google's mobile applications for Android. Many mobile app developers are using it and the approval rate among web designers is also rising, mostly because of its simplicity and the influence of mobile apps on responsive design.
What are SASS and Compass and why and how would I use them? Don't worry, we'll guide you through the process of using SASS with your Drupal 8 theme.
It's 2016, we are already in the "Mobile Era" and we all love how our modern sites fit and adapt to any screen. It's amazing how a website can stretch to the 52 inches of a Samsung TV and also look good on your mobile phone. But you know what? There are 20 years of "non-mobile" websites out there screaming to be upgraded. And the first word that comes to mind is "redesign".
Over the last couple years, I've been ramping our training program at Evolving Web. We've built out a whole curriculum of courses for people who want to build websites. Most of our courses focus on Drupal, the open source content management system, but we also have more general web design and development courses.
We've been hearing a lot about responsive design and the future of the web recently. At DrupalCamp Montreal this September, Jen Simmons and Jake Strawn talked about why responsive design is taking hold. I was inspired to try out some of the techniques they talked about, and decided to convert evolvingweb.ca to be more responsive.