Web Development Articles
General/Web Business Articles
- What is Web Accessibility?
Summarizes the elements of web accessibility and explains their importance.
- What is Web Usability?
A somewhat parallel article to the web accessibility review, summarizing the most salient points of usability-focused development.
- Best Practices Guide to Web Development
An article in five parts covering many of the issues surrounding best practices in web development for the independent contractor.
- Choosing a Designer
Gives a few suggestions on how you may want to think when selecting your web designer.
- Planning Your Site
Provides tips for you to consider while you plan your new website.
- Hosting your Web Site
Describes very basically what hosting is and what services I provide to help you get your website running.
- SEO and Accessibility
Discusses the parallels between Search Engine Optimization and Accessibility. See also Search Engine Friendly vs. Search Engine Optimized, for more information in this area.
- About Boolean Queries in MySQL
If you want to learn more about MySQL's BOOLEAN MODE queries, this should give you a wee bit of enlightenment.
Accessibility and Web Standards
- Designing Accessible Navigation
This article is a discussion of the most significant factors which must be considered in developing a navigation system which provides consistent accessibility.
- Accesskeys: Curse or Blessing?
Accesskeys are a well-known system of providing keyboard shortcuts for websites - but they carry some complicating risks for use.
- Web Semantics
The task of applying semantic meaning to HTML code is an important way of providing better access for your users and search engines.
Guest Articles Around the Web
- Minnesota DoGooders Club
- Practical eCommerce Magazine
- Web Accessibility: 10 Common Developer Mistakes
- AJAX and the Problem of Web Accessibility
- What is HTML 5?
- Accessibility Review: Target.com
- Accessibility and Social Media
- Accessibility: How Many Disabled Web Users Are There?
- Accessibility Review: PetsContained.com
- Accessibility Review: LorisWigsite.com
- Accessibility and the Checkout Process
- Web Accessibility And The Law
- New Accessibility Guidelines Part IV: Robustness
- New Accessibility Guidelines Part III: Understandability
- New Accessibility Guidelines Part II: Operability
- New Accessibility Guidelines Part I: Perceivability
- Accessibility: Making Video and Audio Usable For The Deaf
- Customer Service for the Hearing Impaired
- QualityWorld (The Chartered Quality Institute)
- Web Weaving (Subscription required.)
- Accessites Accessible Design Showcase
Interviews & Podcast/Vlog Appearances
- Web Accessibility with Joe Dolson (MN DoGooders Club)
- Interview with Joe Dolson - Author of WP to Twitter Plugin (InnovativePHP)
- Twitter Tools vs. WP to Twitter (Press This/Press That)
- Quick Query: Joe Dolson of Accessible Web Design (Practical eCommerce)
- Fate of Longdesc in HTML5 (WebAxe)
- Video Interview by Liana Evans at SES Toronto 2008 (Search Marketing Gurus)
- How does it feel to be popular on Digg? (Design Interviews)
- What Prototyping Tools to Choose? (Design Interviews)