Tag Archive: accessibility

Note: All three websites have been tested using the Colorblind Web Page Filter. The Channel Five webisite and the Reading Borough Council website were not badly affected, however the colours on the Valvona and Crolla website became quite indistinct. Despite this there was enough texture on the web page to prevent the site becoming unusable.

Channel 5Visit the Channel Five website

‘News, entertainment, sport and drama from Channel Five.’


The Channel Five website seems to be lacking a coherent colour scheme.  The black and blue of the main logo work reasonably well together as do the content areas underneath the banner highlighting the different channels. View full article »

  1. Google weights words which come at the start of the title tag. Put the most important information, usually the page title, first.
  2. Keeping things semantically correct requires a bit of thought. <i> and <b> are not semantically correct because they describe appearance rather than meaning. If something needs to be italicised because it’s a convention and not for emphasis – like the name of an author – a better way to do it is to create a class that can be styled in CSS and then apply it using a <span> tag. Then, if someone later decides that the names of authors need to be bold instead of italic, all you need to do is update the CSS and not go through every page of your site replacing <i> with <b>. View full article »

Week 2 course work

My week 2 course work website is now up. The two biggest questions I had were 1. the proper use of the ‘alt’ attribute and 2. whether to use the <h1> tag for the site title, or the page title.

The first question was answered by an article on webaim.org: http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/. It’s quite a long article, but it provided a clear explanation and some well-worked examples.The point the author makes is that context is the most important thing to consider when deciding what text to use. View full article »