CCA (Coventry Caribbean Association)

A Big Welcome I would like to extend a big warm welcome to Coventry Caribbean Association who have recently asked me to help them to create a new website for their organisation. The CCA have some big plans for the future, so the site will need to grow with them; I’m really looking forward to 

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Why are VPN’s So Important?

VPN: Virtual Private Network A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, allows you to create a secure connection to another network over the Internet. VPNs can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more. VPNs essentially forward all your network traffic to the network, which is 

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Unlimited, for Disabled Artists

Unlimited aims to embed work by disabled artists within the UK cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people. We are looking to support commissions for disabled artists and companies that support disabled-led work across all art forms. We are looking for quality, innovation and ambition across everything we commission. Find out 

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Film Showing Excerpts From Burning Man Festival 2016

Burning Man Festival 2016 This film, posted on Vimeo, and titled, “Burning Man 2016 Hyperlapsed” does capture the wonderful creative insanity and anarchy that is the Burning Man Festival. I Love it! It just looks like so much fun! I hope that one year I get to go to the festival… I’ve collected a few 

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SVG For Ever – SVG icons

Icons, don’t graphic designers just love them? I had been a real fan of icon fonts until I recently discovered the joys of SVG icons. SVG or “Scalable Vector Graphics” are XML-based vector images with support for interactivity and animation. It’s also reasonably straightforward to re-colour them. SVG images and their behaviors are defined in 

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Email link code that writes subject and more

Using “mailto:” for the basic email link An email link is simply one that upon clicking it will open the user’s email client of choice and add the email address to a new blank email, simple! It uses the code: “mailto:” before the email address, and it looks like this: <a href=”mailto:iopan@hotmail.com“>Email iopan</a> So the 

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Quick Reference: Web Accessibility

Principles of Accessibility Perceivable – Available through sight, hearing, or touch. Operable – Compatible with keyboard or mouse. Understandable – User-friendly, easy to comprehend. Robust – Works across browsers, assistive technologies, mobile devices, old devices/browsers, etc. Follows standards. Provide appropriate alternative text Every non-text element needs a text alternative (alt text) that provides an equivalent 

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Accessible Screen Fonts

Fonts which are easier to read on screens, especially for the visually impaired. Font Recommendations There are a great number of fonts which could be eligible for use as an accessible screen font. The ones I’ve chosen to show here are some of my favourites, and are all available free of charge. Remember to check 

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How to write signatures in email

HTML email signatures The email signature that I have recently developed for 2015 can be seen below. I made this signature for my Hotmail account. I wanted to have a ‘hand written’ signature in there, as well as my company logo, email address, postal address and icon links to my social sites. Some may think 

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