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What is the New WordPress Block Editor: A WordPress Gutenberg Guide

If you manage a WordPress website, you probably noticed the warnings and additional editor plugins that were being promoted over the last year. For a while, there was a Gutenberg editor plugin that would help you to “test” your website. But as of December 6, 2018, WordPress 5.0 and later will use Gutenberg as the default content writer for WordPress. And as a “block editor”, boy, is it different.

How to Make Sure Your Website is Accessible

No matter what platform you’re using (WordPress, Shopify, Wix, or something else) there’s really no excuse for not making your website accessible. There are, in fact, all kinds of reasons to start thinking about web accessibility (or #a11y, if you’re into numeryms). The key takeaway is that making your website accessible makes it available to MORE VISITORS, not just for anyone with physical disabilities.

Internationalization and your Website

The word “Internationalization” is often abbreviated to “i18n”, which is a numerym. “i18n” is used because there are 18 letters between the ‘i’ and the ‘n’. Accessibility, by the way, uses the numerym “a11y”. It’s not new – there are web standards to help regulate it, and in fact a whole section devoted to it on W3C. But in terms of Accessibility, making your website available to all users is a pretty big deal. And that includes more than *just* language choices.

UX Design & Accessibility

Accessibility should equal  Usability for all. A design is only useful if it’s accessible to the user:  any  user, anywhere, any time. We often mistake the concept of accessibility as involving people with disabilities. But accessibility is simply a function of access. If UX is your user’s experience, then an accessible UX just means that more users can have a positive digital experience on your website. And that means a more positive experience with your company.

Font Carefully: How to Choose Fonts for Your Website

Choosing your font (or font family) for your website may not be something you’ve thought about, but you should – it can actually be a bit complicated. Maybe you went with whatever site builder you’re using had set as a default, and didn’t consider its impact or whether that choice is even a good match for you or your website. If your logo has sans-serif font, do you want to use a sans-serif font throughout your site, or a serif font? And what if you want to use some funky font nobody else has used? Will it even show up properly on someone else’s computer?

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