October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the United States. Started by National Cyber Security Alliance and the Department of Homeland Security in 2003 it was conceived to raise awareness of the importance of cybersecurity.Continue reading
When testing for performance, WebPageTest is an invaluable tool. While the performance audit tab in Chrome’s Dev Tools tests a web page against Google’s performance algorithm and creates a score along with a list of opportunities to improve performance, WebPageTest offers an in-depth look at what exactly is happening when someone requests a web page from our server.Continue reading
alt attribute is mandatory. It serves several important accessibility purposes. That’s why it is the first guideline of the Web Content Accessibility Guide (WCAG).
We all have seen the most well-known example of the purpose of alternative text: a broken image. In order to make the original intention of the image accessible even if it can’t load the image the browser displays the text as an alternative.Continue reading
A web accessibility statement provides your users with information about the accessibility of your content. It shows that you care about accessibility and demonstrates social responsibility.
Boyle Software, Inc. is now a member of the Center for Internet Security (CIS) SecureSuite®. This new partnership provides us access to multiple cyber-security resources including the CIS-CAT Pro configuration assessment tool, remediation content, full-format CIS Benchmarks™ and more.
In a good restaurant the food is usually served whenever you are ready for it. The waiter serves the entree after the appetizer. Same with the dessert, it will be served when the customer is ready for it to be consumed. Google Chrome soon will serve media in a browser similar to the way food is served in a restaurant. Via built-in lazy loading.
If you care about Web Accessibility (I know you do) then some of the accessibility related debugging tools in the Chrome browser may come in handy.
For frontend developers the main goal these days is to make sure websites can easily be viewed on a mobile device. If the page layout is not responsive it becomes inaccessible (or at least difficult to access) on a phone or tablet.
But there are other (and often much more serious) accessibility considerations to be taken into account : making sure that web content is also accessible to people with disabilities.