There is an app—a computer application—for just about everything these days. The sheer number of apps and the range of their functions boggles the mind. Furthermore, if an app for a given problem or need does not exist, it seems to be easy to develop it. This short development time is likely due to advances in the field of APIs.
API or Application Programming Interface is a well-thought-out methodology of building computer software. Simply put, it involves having all the components of software development readily available to programmers: the software definitions, protocols, and tools used to build programs. The specifications for APIs are incredibly varied and can include routines, data structures, and variables, to name a few. Regardless, APIs follow a number of general principles.Read more
A visual sitemap acts as a planner for your website. It can be used in the same way as a set of directions if you are traveling to a location that you have never been to before. It can also be thought of as a set of instructions, seeing as how you have sat down well beforehand and made this sitemap so that it will help you successfully create your own website. It is a flowchart. We all grew up using flow charts for different classes whether we were in elementary school or college. So it only makes sense that we continue to plan out what we need to do in such a way as we are able to make things easier on ourselves.Read more
If you have ever had to type in a combination of numbers and letters to prove to a website you are human, then you might be somewhat familiar with CAPTCHA. Here is what you need to know about CAPTCHA, as well as some of the top CAPTCHA solving companies. You might be wondering why some people might want to solve CAPTCHA, and while it might be hard to believe, there are people out there who are interested in partaking in some of the less desirable behavior on the internet. With that being said, there are two sides to every story, so read on to find out more.Read more
There are many best practices to follow when it comes to accessibility testing. Making your website accessible to customers—despite any disability they may have—is not only the law, but it is also vital to make sure everyone can access your website. This can benefit your business as it ensures that people will visit your website and potentially be able to buy your product or service despite their limitations.
There are many disabilities that can affect how a person uses a website. For example—if they have incapacities that hinder their vision—it might be difficult for them to see the content on your page unless you are following accessibility best. They may also have difficulty with hearing, which means you have to think about using captions for any videos or audio that you have posted.
On the other hand, there may be those with disabilities that benefit from having audio files as they might be unable to read the text. You will likely need to make accommodations on your webpage due to accommodate accessibility standards. By following these best practices, you put your business in line with competitors who are already making it easy for visitors, despite their limitations, to understand the content on their webpage.
Here is the information you need as well as the best practices to follow to ensure your website is compliant with the accessibility laws that govern the internet.Read more
In today’s world, it is impossible to avoid use of the Internet. Despite its stark origins and initially-spartan purpose, the World Wide Web has become completely ubiquitous in modern life. Whether for business, for educational purposes, or simply for leisure, almost everyone across the globe uses the Internet, where possible.
That said, a sad fact is that the Internet is not always accessible to everyone. For some, barriers exist that keep them from using online content or resources. These can be physical disabilities or conditions, but they can include economic or cultural factors. To prevent or mitigate this, responsible nations would do well to lay out policies to make web content accessible to all their citizens.
Naturally, concerned parties would have several questions. What criteria are needed to devise such a policy? What countries have such policies to date? What is covered under the existing policy? These are the questions that this article aims to answer.Read more
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