6 Must Know Website Design Tips For 2022

6 Must Know Website Design Tips For 2022

The issue of website accessibility is becoming increasingly important. Despite the fact that the vast majority of websites today are not compliant, developers and designers are working with their clients to ensure that their websites are more accessible to everyone, including those who are disabled. Here are seven suggestions for creating a website design for the purpose of creating accessible websites:

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  • Provide non-text content options
  • Consider color contrast
  • Clearly label forms
  • Enable “skip” for repeat content
  • Resize to 200%
  • Plan your content
  1. Provide non-text content options

Making a website accessible is a win. Label all images simply but descriptively for screen reader users. Allow screen readers to skip the image if the alt text doesn’t add anything new or useful, or if the image is only for aesthetic purposes.

Give text alternatives for video and audio. You should use the native tools provided by big players like YouTube to your advantage.

  1. Consider color contrast

Color blindness affects one in every twelve men and one in every 200 women worldwide. As people age, their ability to see and distinguish certain colors diminishes, rendering some content on websites unreadable to the user. Fortunately, there are some simple web-based tools available to assist you in selecting your colors.

  1. Clearly label forms

Ascertain that your field labels are descriptive and exist independently of each form field. Once the user begins typing, the field’s labels will vanish. This frequently leaves people (whether disabled or not) in the dark about the formatting of the field’s content.

How frequently have you encountered an error when entering a date in the format m/d/yy instead of mm/dd/yyyy, because the label describing the format vanished once you began typing? This is a simple habit to develop and improves not only website accessibility, but also the user experience as a whole.

  1. Enable “skip” for repeat content

This is important for navigation and other repeating content. Imagine having to tab through every navigation item on every page of a website before getting to the actual content. If skip is enabled, the user can skip over the repeat content and get to the body.

  1. Resize to 200%

Accessible websites must be scalable. Your website design should still be fully visible, navigable, and readable even if you zoom in to 200 percent. Just as you want your site to respond well to smaller screens like phones and tablets, you want it to respond well to zooming in.

  1. Plan your content

Large text is difficult to read and scan. Use H2, H3, bullets, and other page layout tools to structure and break up your content. This improves your site’s overall usability and can even improve your marketing effectiveness.