net - January 2019

net - January 2019

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Given the web’s aim is to bring us together, it’s vital to ensure that we’re all equally able to access it. According to the World Bank, over one billion people – or 15 per cent of the world’s population – have a recognised disability. But evidence submitted by AbilityNet to the UK government’s Work & Pensions Select Committee’s Assistive Technology Inquiry found 90 per cent of sites don’t even meet single-A compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines set by the W3C – meaning that they fall below the legal minimum of AA. Doing the bare minimum in terms of accessibility – whether it’s supplying alt text for images or sticking to a 16-pixel font size for body text – is no longer enough. Which is why we’ve called in the accessibility experts to divulge some of the inclusive design secrets that often get overlooked. But this isn’t the only insight we’re offering for building more solid sites. Darryl Bartlett digs into reusable components, showing how to design more efficiently and craft consistent UIs. And Matt Crouch gets his Gatsby on, sharing how it can render JS server side and deliver more secure, speedier sites.

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