Accessibility is the Answer

Accessibility is an important aspect of a website that can easily be overlooked when designing a web page. A good web page will cater to all needs that their consumers may have. These needs include disabilities such as, hearing impermeant, sight issues, cognitive problems, neurological disabilities, etc. According to the Web Accessibility Initiative, web accessibility also benefits people without disabilities. This is done through ease of use, smart devices, and catering to temporary disabilities.
I plan to incorporate web accessibility into my website in order to include all types of customers. This will start with the set up of the website. Easy to navigate links, pages, and tabs will help all users move through the web page. One thing I will also address that was not mentioned in the model, is color scheme. A clashing color scheme or faint, hard to read fonts would hurt web accessibility. Making sure pictures and text are high quality will help with the zoom in feature for those with vision problems. Also, any video shared or posted should have subtitles to meet the needs of those with hearing disabilities.
Web accessibility is a vital part of a webpage that can be the key factor between a great website and a terrible website. A good web page should not exclude any individual because of disabilities they can not control. Instead websites should find ways to make sure that all users can have access to the same information and services, no matter their disability.

Organization is Website’s Salvation

Organization of a website is one of, if not the, most important parts of creating a website. How a site is organized can be the difference in an individual having interest in the page or loosing interest in the page. There are certain guidelines that one can follow to ensure that their website is organized in a way that will maximize its purpose.
First of all, a web page should be logical in its organization. As Jordan Dick said in his article, “Organizing Wed Content,” a website should be organized “like a restaurant menu. Most menus are usually divided into categories, and subcategories.” Websites should be organized in the same manner by separating these subcategories and categories into separate pages. For example, the three most common pages found on a website are the home page, contact page, and about page. Organizing a website into different categories and pages is a key part to building a good site.
How many pages should a website have? There is no right or wrong answer to this question. However, Dick’s article did provide us with this explanation, “every service you provide needs its own landing page. Lumping all of your services on one page is a missed opportunity for your business.”
Another important aspect of designing a web page is identifying a target audience and catering to their needs. This helps in deciding what type of content needs to be published on the sight and how accessible it should be.
The organization of a website is a major part of web design that is often over looked. Success can be reached by simply organizing a web page in categories and services and then catering them to a target audience.
This is a good example of well-designed website. I plan to model aspects of my own site like this.

Easy Weebly

Weebly is a website builder that is both easy to use and flexible in its use. One of the features that makes Weebly so easy to use is the drag and drop feature. This feature makes it simple to add media such as, pictures, videos, and links. Another element that contributes to the ease of use are the icons on the sidebar. Easy navigation and editing is attainable through this feature.
Setting up a Weebly site is also very simple, straight-forward, and easy. Weebly even walks you through step by step to ensure that your website gets off to a good start. They also explain how to use and navigate through some of the key features. Creating the domain for a website is even simple. Weebly makes creating a website easy and quick. It eliminates programming language and makes all the tools and features user friendly.
I picked a simple theme for my Weebly website. The white background with black features and writing will make the photographs that I post stand out more. This theme is not my final decision yet. I may change it after I see how the website looks with the content that I share.
I am excited to use Weebly to create my website. I am also looking forward to learning more about how maintain and set up a webpage while learning more about Weebly’s features. Weebly will allow me to easily set up a web site and as their slogan says, “Start something.”