articles

Because of our track record creating accessible websites that are beautiful as well as usable, we occasionally get asked to write for magazines. Here are a selection of our most popular articles.

How to produce shining in-house corporate photography

Corporate photography is essential for creating the best possible image for your organisation. Find out how to create professional results in-house.

The importance and growing attraction of scrolling in web design

Scrolling is a fundamental part of various programs and applications. How can we take advantage of this in web design?

Videos - bringing the web to life

Part 2: Posting your video

How and where to post videos on the World Wide Web.

Don't click here

Links appear on every website; linking different content, pages, documents and images. Find out how to create successful links.

Videos - bringing the web to life

Part 1: Making your video

Why use videos, what benefits do they bring, should we use them and more importantly how do we make them?

Website menus - helping your visitors navigate the maze

Intuitive website navigation is essential for a good visitor-experience. What steps can you take to ensure that users can easily find the information they need?

The best free online photo editors

With desktop image editors sometimes not an option, web photo editors can often provide the same high quality results at no cost. Which ones should you use?

Women love tablets

More women than men use tablet computers, what implications does this have for your organisation's presence online?

OISC adviser finder

We're delighted to announce the launch of the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner's (OISC) new adviser finder system.

Making infographics accessible

Infographics are a fantastic way of presenting facts, figures and information, but how accessible are they?

The ascendancy of the #hashtag

Hashtags have become a major part of social media today, but what are they and why are they so popular?

Responsive is the new black

Responsive design is clearly useful, enabling people to access information from the internet wherever they are, on phones, tablet, games console or PC. Organisations implementing responsive design early are benefitting from getting ahead of their competitors.

Irony alert - Embarrassing security blunder by the American Government

The use of CAPTCHA on a US government petition site has resulted in people with visual disabilities, the core audience for the petition, being effectively barred from contributing. How do you manage anti-spam security in a way that enables everyone to contribute? We have the solution.

Facebook offensive Content - four things you can do to protect your brand

Thousands of protestors have been banding together and demanding action from Facebook over posts that degrade women and promote sexual violence. In addition to demanding that Facebook take effective action against content which glorifies domestic violence and rape, protestors have been targeting companies whose adverts appear with the content. This highlights a huge issue for companies advertising on Facebook: how do you control the context in which your adverts appear? How do you mitigate against the damaging repercussions that can occur when your innocent advert appears next to content that is offensive?

Is your website legal?

Have you thought about the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for your web site? This Act affects all website owners. It is a legal obligation to ensure that your website is accessible to disabled users. We have experience of creating stunning websites that are accessible to W3C standards.

Web accessibility FAQ

What is web accessibility? Web accessibility is on everyone’s lips at the moment. Stay knowledgeable with these frequently asked questions and answers designed to provide a comprehensive overview.

Why is web accessibility important to you?

This article, by Ecru's Matt Williams explains that the Equality Act 2010 and its predecessor the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) created a legal duty for businesses and organisations to ensure their services are available to everyone regardless of disability.

 

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