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Some Amazing Design Tools To Improve Accessibility

Toward the top of any good arts marketer’s tech resource list is SmashingMagazine.com, which published a fantastic article yesterday by design consultant Cathy O’Connor about design accessibility for online content. In short, there are some astounding tools available that help you simulate what users with one or more visual impairments experience when visiting your online […]

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Some Potential Good News For Net Neutrality

During a 10/9/2014 town-hall style meeting in Santa Monica, CA President Obama provided a very clear, if not belated, executive position on the impending Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision on whether or not they will move forward with proposed rules that would ultimately allow Internet Service Providers (ISP) to slow down traffic for any organization […]

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Pop Quiz: Contemporary Web Iconography

Icons are everyone online and although they’ve been an integral part of interacting with computers for decades, the use of icons has exploded within the last few years thanks to an increase in mobile devices that reply on symbols to not only help save space but encourage simple, predictable and user friendly interaction. To that […]

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It’s The Eleventh Hour For Responding To Net Neutrality

Many thanks to Thomas Cott for reminding everyone via yesterday’s newsletter yesterday that Monday, 9/15/14 is the deadline for submitting your comments to the proposed changes that would gut Net Neutrality as we know it. If you’re just coming in on this issue, here’s what you need to know in a nutshell: it’s a terrible […]

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Was Your Group Late To The Domain Name Party?

In case you missed it, .com, .org, and .net extensions aren’t the only options for top level domain extensions and the current transition period isn’t unlike the switch from three primary network television providers to the hundreds that came into existence once cable entered the scene. If your organization was slow on the domain name […]

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Thinking Responsively Part 2

Picking up where we left off in Part 1, we’re going to walk through the steps you can use to begin “thinking responsively” about your organization’s website. To that end, let’s start off on the right foot and acknowledge that the vast majority of performing arts based websites are designed using the old school static […]

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