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Accessibility, Applied: Chatting with Firat Ikiler, UI Engineer

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.

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Discussing Diversity at DrupalFest 2021

Last week I had the pleasure of hosting Evolving Web's Diversity in Tech event at DrupalFest. I’m fairly new to the Drupal world, and I was excited about this opportunity to connect with the community, which is one I’ve always admired.

The idea of hosting a diversity-themed event at Evolving Web came to us on International Women's Day. It was my second week on the job and together with Suzanne Dergacheva, our co-founder, we decided to host an internal discussion on the subject of women in tech.

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How to Design a Site Search Experience Users will Love

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.

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Avoiding the Redesign: How to Constantly Improve Your Drupal Website

There’s always a desire to start from scratch. Whether it’s the development team saying that the architecture is fundamentally flawed, the design team looking to add a new brand system, or the leadership team looking to make a big impact or justify a budget-spend, starting a digital project from scratch is appealing. 

And sometimes starting over is justified—for example:

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