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Simple Steps to Improve Your Web Content

By Joanna McGlothlin Hello, my name is Joanna. I joined the Web Content Team a few months ago. Here are a few things I’ve learned about how we do websites at Liberty that can help you improve the content on any site. You’ve come up with the content for your site. It’s warm and inviting,…

Accessibility: How to Use Alt Text Properly

By Mark Johnson What Is Alt Text, and Why Is It Important? Alt text, or “alternative text,” is a word or phrase associated with an image on a webpage. Since websites need to be accessible to all types of people, alt text is helpful to visually impaired users who use a screen-reader to process a…

Moving Forward With Responsive

  The Web Content team has been working hard to transition your webpages to responsive layouts. To date, we have over 60 unique departments completed and more pages going responsive every day. Simply put, “responsive” webpages are those that automatically adjust to the screen they are being viewed on. Elements like buttons and text rearrange from…

8 Web Manager Checkpoints

  By Nathan Skaggs Creating and maintaining your web pages can be overwhelming, and sometimes the web doesn’t get the attention it deserves. This is understandable when you have a million other tasks that seem more pressing than a web page. However, visitors to your page don’t see it that way. It’s their first impression…

Making The Web Accessible

By Diane Austin Web accessibility refers to how easy it is for all people to use the web, regardless of cognitive or physical disabilities. In most cases, when we improve access for those with disabilities, we also improve the web for everyone else. Provide text alternatives for images and videos Ask yourself if a blind…

Formatting 101

Image Alignment By Kari Barton and Tricia Mieden Images are a great resource to add to any page, but some things should be considered when placing the image. The way an image is used on a page can either distract the user from the page’s content or enhance what is already there. Here are a…

Finding Images For The Web

By Diane Austin Your web page is almost perfect! You just need an image to catch the eye and set the tone. But where will you find that perfect image? Here’s what you should NOT do: Google it and download the first image that you like. It might seem like a fast and easy solution,…

Text In Images: Don’t Do It (Usually)

Here’s why we say that text should not be put in images on the web: Search Engines cannot find it – your page will not return results for that text. Screen Readers cannot read it – users with disabilities will not know it’s there. Consistency on Liberty’s website will be lost when everyone has very…

Get The Most From Your Web Images

Images can make your web page more visually appealing, and add interest and information that text alone can’t. Sometimes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” (Don’t forget to size and optimize your images for the web, using our Tutorial: Preparing Images for the Web.) But, you can get even more benefits from images on your web…

Images and Page Design

At times, flipping through the pages of a magazine and browsing through the pages of a website can seem pretty similar. Both have text punctuated by attention-grabbing images. But the differences between print and web dictate that we must approach the two differently. For example, people read print and web pieces differently, and the wise…

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