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User experience and *Accessibililty* guidelines for your reference.
The recommendations are from our Emily Christofides, our User Experience Specialist. August 17, 2018.
- Keep all guides consistent
- Use the template provided
- Use only two columns
- Include a “Get started” tab
- “About this guide” box
- “Your librarian” Profile box
- Keep number of tabs down (5 at most!)
- Use prime real estate wisely
- Limit extraneous words, links, images
- Break down information into bite-sized pieces
- Use headers, bullets, lists
- Make process clear
- Number any steps
- Use “next” feature to move to next tab
- Use visual design to group and differentiate info
- Use boxes judiciously
- In general, leave all the settings at DEFAULT which will help keep your website accessible
- major items include: window target (where a new webpage opens); link description; normal text size
- For images with NULL alt text, leave the alt text field blank
- the system automatically inserts quote marks