Do your web pages pass these 10 quality tests?

How do you know if your web content is great?

Check your pages against these 10 golden tests for quality web content.

If your web team needs a set of principles to guide decisions on what content can go on your site, we recommend this checklist as your starting point.

1. The 3-second test Can people get the gist of this page in 3 seconds, without scrolling or reading every word?

2. The serenity test Does the content of the page look well organized, calm and orderly?

3. The tip-top test Is the essential information at the top of the page in the headline and first paragraph?

4. The identity test Is it obvious who owns this content? Is the owner’s location obvious in the content (not just the logo or banner)? Is your organisation the rightful content owner and subject authority, or is it better to link to other authoritative sites?

5. The plain language test Are the words familiar and easily understood? Are sentences 20 words or fewer? Are paragraphs 65 words or fewer?

6. The so what? test Can your target audience instantly see the relevance of the content to their own needs and situation? Does content use the word you, speaking directly to the reader.

7. The action test Can readers see how to take the next logical action online? Are links useful to the reader? Are links conveniently placed?

8. The accessibility test Can all readers get the information from this page, regardless of their physical abilities, computer, browser or systems? Are all images useful and clear? Do all images have alternative text?

9. The yeah right! test Will readers trust this information? Is it obviously up to date? Does the content seem expert and reliable? Is it easy to contact the owners?

10. The free-standing test Does the content of this page make sense out of context? Does it make sense even if it is the first page on your site that a person visits? Does it make sense without your logo? Would the page headline and first paragraph make good sense in search results?

( Source: Newsletter from Contented.com )

Teach Access Portal

“The Teach Access initiative has launched a set of best practices for the disciplines responsible for making mobile apps and websites accessible. This tutorial will provide basic training for developers and designers, with more disciplines to come. If you are new to accessibility, you’ve come to the right place – the tutorial will help you get up and running on accessibility via hands-on exercises and useful reference guides. It has been posted on GitHub so that it can be shared widely, enhanced and modified for various uses.”

Teach Access Tutorial

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WebAIM: The WebAIM Million – An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages

Introduction

In February 2019, WebAIM conducted an evaluation of the home pages for the top 1,000,000 web sites using the WAVE stand-alone API (with additional tools to collect site technology parameters). While this research focuses only on automatically detectable issues, the results paint a rather dismal picture of the current state of web accessibility.

Fun Facts

Here are several other fun facts regarding this research:

  • The WebAIM Million database has 168,000,000 data points.
  • It took 66.2 days of cumulative computer processing time to download and process all 1,000,000 home pages in the sample. This was shared among 5 AWS instances that ran continuously for 5 days.
  • Despite being 2019, 11,200 home pages had <marquee> and 570 home pages had blinking content (<blink> or CSS text-decoration:blink).
  • 2,099,665 layout tables were detected compared to only 113,737 data tables.
  • The most errors detected on a single home page was 26,680!

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Read full article at source: WebAIM: The WebAIM Million – An accessibility analysis of the top 1,000,000 home pages

Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize?

When building a mobile app, there comes a time when you have to decide whether to use solid or outline icons. Which style is better for user experience?

Some think the difference between them is just a matter of preference, but research shows there’s more to it than that–one style has a faster recognition rate than the other.

Knowing when to use solid or outline icons will make it easy for your users to navigate your mobile app. They’ll be able to recognize your icons faster and select the right options.

A research study, “Filled-in vs. Outline Icons: The Impact of Icon Style on Usability,” discovered that icon style affects task performance. Task performance was measured by the speed and accuracy of recognizing and selecting icons.

Solid icons were generally faster to recognize than outline icons, but with a few exceptions. And some icons showed no difference in task time. This has to do with characteristic cues.

Curated by Lifekludger – Read full article at Source: Solid Vs. Outline Icons: Which Are Faster to Recognize?

12 RULES FOR LIFE BY JORDAN PETERSON

1. Stand up straight with your shoulders back.
2. Treat yourself like someone you love.
3. Make friends with people who want the best for you.
4. Compare yourself with who you were yesterday, not who someone else is today.
5. Don’t let your children do anything that makes you dislike them.
6. Set your house in order before criticizing the world. Put in your best effort to make your life better, regardless of what’s outside.
If you don’t like your life right now, ask yourself what can you do to make your own life better.
7. Pursue what is meaningful, not what is easy. Strive to do things that are meaningful to you and others. Think long term, not just short term.
8. Tell the truth, or at least don’t lie. Trust is very important for us. We trust that somebody won’t kill me. Try not to lie.
9. Assume that the person you are listening to might know something you don’t. What you don’t know is more important than what you do know. This way you can have a real conversion with that person and learn something from them.
10. Be precise in your speech. Clear and focused. People who present the best arguments and stories win.
11. Do not bother children when they are skateboarding. Let children live and push themselves. This is how people grow and become great.
12. Pet a cat or dog if you see one. Find beauty in little moments. Enjoy the simplicity of life. Sometimes suffering is too much to bear. If a dog wags its tail, play with them.
Learn to be happy. Choose happiness. Break it down into manageable timeframes.

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