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Quality Assurance

My (Current) Favorite QA Tools

By: Alexandra Ponce on 6/23/2020

Quality assurance testing is a crucial step in building and launching a website. It ensures an experience that is accessible, intuitive, and functional.

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A Brief Overview of WCAG 2.1

By: Alexandra Ponce on 5/6/2020

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 are a series of guidelines published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for making web content more accessible on desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. Following these guidelines helps ensure content is more accessible to a wide range of people with disabilities, such as blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, limited movement, and photosensitivity.

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Analytics for Testing

By: Rebekah Beran on 5/24/2019

Having Google Analytics can give you a detailed peek into the usage of various platforms, providing valuable insights of your audience.

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Website Accessibility: Testing (Part 4 of 4)

By: Rebekah Beran on 1/11/2018

Part 1: What is Accessibility? Why should I care? Part 2: Assessing Your Accessibility (What to Fix) Part 3: How to Fix It? Part 4: Testing ⬅YOU ARE HERE Now that you’ve assessed your website and have made some improvements on your findings, it’s time to put it to the ultimate test. During my testing experience, I’ve grown very fond of accessibility testing tools.

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Website Accessibility: How to Fix It? (Part 3 of 4)

By:Nick Stewart on 1/4/2018

In Part 3 of our ongoing series on Website Accessibility, Nick Stewart gives us a brief lowdown on how to code semantic HTML for current accessibility standards.

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Website Accessibility: Assessing your Accessibility (Part 2 of 4)

By: Rebekah Beran on 12/28/2017

Part 1: What is Accessibility? Why should I care? Part 2: Assessing Your Accessibility (What to Fix) ⬅YOU ARE HERE Part 3: How to Fix It? Part 4: Testing So you’ve heard talks about “Web Accessibility” lately – and maybe you have already read our part 1 to Website Accessibility to learn more about it – so the lingering question is, how do you know if your site is accessible? You could do a Google search and read through the all of the information from W3C or Section 508, but let me save you some of that time! This post will rundown which areas to examine, what to look for, and how to tell if improvements are needed. We’ll group these into two parts, each with their own sections and questions to ask yourself.

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Website Accessibility: An ongoing series (Part 1 of 4)

By:Ben Wilson on 12/14/2017

Accessibility for the web (or any digital content) is a complex topic for content creators, marketers and anyone with something to say online. There are a handful of accepted standards and practices, but nothing official.

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The Q&A’s of Quality Assurance

By: Rebekah Beran on 5/10/2016

You may have heard the term ‘Quality Assurance’ at one point or another, but what exactly does that mean and why does it matter to you? The answers here can vary, so for the sake of this post, we’ll narrow our focus down to the wide world of web design and development. This includes everyone that interacts with the web, the designers and developers, the clients hiring them for their work, as well as the users that interact with that final product.

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How Quality Assurance Creates Better User Experiences

By: Rebekah Beran on 2/29/2016

Standing up for the design and development team.

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