When a visitor enters the website, he/she must be able to access each bit of information in the easiest manner. This means that the text must be legible, the colors must not be harsh on the eyes and the background must not overpower the content, etc. To make the website accessible to everyone, you can follow some of the following points:
What about your site:
Is your site easy on the eyes?
1 = Inaccessible typeface and/or contrast; Images inappropriate for the content or are of poor quality; There are inconsistencies on the site that keep it from looking professional.
10 = Perfect typeface and contrast; images are not only appropriate and are of good quality, but they are part of the presentation of content; Layout is highly professional and consistent.
How might you improve on the accessibility and visual design of your site? Add this to your ePortfolio "to do" list.
Enter the site and you will see the opening page has bright red text on yellow background. Text of that vibrancy is difficult to read for extended periods and should really only be used for a word of phrase.
Hard to tell what is content and what is background on this site. Layout is haphazard. Mix of styles and colour choices. Yeehah.
Text in links on the left does not fit the buttons. When you go into the site and see the images, they have white backgrounds over textured page backgrounds. Imagine this site with a solid white background and it cleans up quite a bit of visual clutter. Enough? Probably not.
Does this site even have a layout? If feels almost emotionally haphazard... You might use this site to show somebody what it is like to take hallucinogens.
Clean design, accessible typeface and colour choices:
Adapted from an article by Martin Luenendonk for Entrepreneurial Insights (June 3, 2015) with permission from the author. (http://www.entrepreneurial-insights.com/web-design-principles-successful-websites/).