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Web Accessibility The idea of web accessibility and inclusion is not a new one, and in fact many standards and practices were put into place during the dot com boom of the nineties, but have fallen by the wayside as many firms found the practices to be cumbersome and costly. Additionally, there was no true enforcement of the ruling standards, until now.

508 Compliant - Designing for a Compliant WebWhile a website needs to be well-designed, it also needs to be easily used by visitors with visual or physical impairments. Many designers hear the popular phrase "508 Compliance" and cringe. The basis of their fear is the perception that all opportunities for creativity will be lost and their design will be left bland and flat. In reality, this is very far from the case.

Drupal 8 Responsive Image ModuleWith more and more users using their phones to search the web, the demand to create faster loading web pages is ever increasing. A common issue that developers face when looking to reduce page load time is image optimization. Thanks to a recent update to Drupal 8, the Responsive Image Module allows for the cropping or scaling of images at any desired breakpoint.

The Benefits of Custom Landing PagesLet’s face facts – building a website, regardless of industry and scale, can be an arduous task. However, design trends, technology, marketing approaches and general web standards change at a blistering speed. How can a website keep up without being completely rebuilt every year? Custom landing pages is one great solution.

In Defense of FearFear is a strong emotion; one we tend to avoid or, at the very least, one we do our best to rid ourselves of when its presence is felt. It’s easy to justify why we would want to limit our encounters with fear; however, over the years of dealing with my fair share of fears, particularly as it pertains to my career, I’ve come to the conclusion that there is a lot wrong with how we perceive it as an emotion. 

Web Typography: Google Fonts, TypekitA while back, I wrote a post about the importance of custom fonts for a frontend theme. With the advancements in operating systems, font files and outlines and browsers, designers have more freedom and control than ever before with web typography.

How to Determine the Right RFP Process for Your CompanyIt’s very common practice to send out RFPs when your organization is looking to make the next evolutionary leap in web technology. But is it really best to send out an RFP to the world?

Creative Unleashed super heroes.At the 2015 ASAE Technology Conference & Expo, Unleashed Technologies and Bates Creative gathered information from over 86 association executives about their organization’s websites. Participating executives completed a brief, multiple choice survey that provided our team with candid feedback on a number of topics. We then compiled this data into an infographic to visually illustrate where trends appeared and what the group as a whole is considering in 2016.

Fullpage.js blog post image.With the modern web constantly demanding more visual interaction for its visitors to keep them engaged in the ever-evolving online landscape, new plugins and frameworks are being developed to aid in the creation of such experiences.

Web Design Trends image.As the infinite web continues to evolve, various new trends in web design keep surfacing and redefining the way that websites are designed and viewed by online visitors. With today's culture revolving so much around the use of mobile devices, along with the high demand for finding information quickly and the new capabilities of HTML5 and CSS3, the online landscape has certainly changed in the past several years.