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Google Blog recently announced updates for several of its tools and apps for Android and accessibility. Roughly 1 billion people have some type of disability in the world. Development towards making products usable for everyone has long been a Google mission. It’s been one year since Google began expecting web pages to pass its mobile requirement test.
Jon Henshaw, Co-Founder & President of Raven Internet Marketing Tools, struck a nerve when he wrote an article on working remotely which he shared on LinkedIn. “We had six months to find a new office,” wrote Henshaw in his popular piece, The incredible thing that happened after we lost our office.
It’s easy to believe everyone uses computers the same way until you actually watch friends and family struggling with theirs. If only developers were encouraged to test user interfaces on all computer devices in real life situations. Since they are not expected to perform this type of testing, what marketers end up with are web pages and software applications intended to work ...
After taking a website for a quick pre-launch spin before its designers moved it off the development server a developer said, “SEO is not part of development.” Although I was performing accessibility compliance tests for my client, not SEO, I was stunned. I started building websites in 1995 and SEO was been part of that process.
When Google announced a new recommendation that websites must pass its mobile test, the rush to turn desktop layouts into responsive created what some termed “Mobilegeddon.” The logic behind Google’s decision is simple. The increase in smartphone searches created a need for websites to be user friendly on smaller screens.