Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is slated to become a legal requirement for websites selling goods or services directly to the public starting in 2018. There are already plenty of good resources for identifying code-based compliance, but image compliance is a trickier matter. As a quick solution, we put together a Color Chek tool that in two clicks allows you to select foreground and background colors and performs contrast validation on selected colors in accordance with ADA requirements.
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One of the major factors in site load times is a proper file compression, both for images and code. File compression is not just a part of user experience, improving site load times before your visitor clicks away; it is also a factor in search engine algorithms, with faster sites ranking higher in search results. With that said, compressing your files is a very good thing and we’ll be looking at three tools to get us started.