Posts by Lena Shore
Tools for checking your domain name and email for deliverability
Checking your domain and mail for problems often starts with running some tests. This is a list of places I have found useful: https://dmarcian.com/dmarc-inspector/ – Checks for a valid DMARC on your DNS http://mail-tester.com – sends a test mail https://redsift.com/products/ondmarc/investigate – checks for DMARC, DKIM, SPF https://mxtoolbox.com/DMARCRecordGenerator.aspx – DMARC Generator https://mxtoolbox.com/SPFRecordGenerator.aspx – SPF Checker and…Read More
Getting sued for trying to be responsible with your website, made easy!
What is an overlay? An overlay is a magic spell that a fairy casts on your website to make all your accessibility problems disappear. Except that it isn’t magical. It is a lie. And there is no fairy. Functionally, an overlay is a widget or plugin installed on your website. It promises to repair your…Read More
Accessibility Defined. What do all these terms mean?
This is a cheat sheet of some of the terms commonly used when talking about ADA compliance or accessibility. A11y: A shortened form of the word “accessibility.” There are eleven letters between “A” and “Y”. Ableism: Discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities. Accessibility Barrier: Anything that prevents individuals with disabilities from fully accessing and…Read More
How to use the Colour Contrast Analyser to Check your Website and Screen Documents for Accessibility Color Usage
What is color contrast and why is it important? Color contrast is the relationship between two colors when they are next-to or on-top-of each other. Great contrast is readable. Poor contrast is not. You probably never gave it much thought but there is a reason that a stop sign is red with white lettering —…Read More
Accessibility: How to Stop Leaving Potential Customers’ Money on the Floor… and Not Be an Ass at the Same Time!
What is Accessibility and Why Does it Matter to Your Business? At root, Accessibility is about showing customers you care about them and extending a welcome mat to people want to spend money with you, but may not feel like their needs are adequately addressed enough to do so. I think everyone understands that your…Read More
Why I’m Increasing My Full Website Development Prices
NOTE: if you are looking for the Accessibility article, you can find it here. I made a mistake in my newsletter with the link. It’s 2022 (where does the time go!), and with the new year often comes an increase in price. The problem is, you don’t know the price increase is coming. Businesses will…Read More
Everything You Need to Know About My Graphic Design Services
You may have noticed I offer graphic design services to help businesses make a good first impression with their existing and potential clients. However, I understand that graphic design is an investment of your time and money, and I also understand that there are other similar products or services out there too. So, I created…Read More
6 Common Bloopers Businesses Make When Hiring a Web Designer
If you’re looking to build a new website then you’re in the right place. I love helping businesses build a great website so they can attract more customers and relieve some of the tedium that comes with running your own business. Before you jump right into building your own website, here are some of the…Read More
I’m a Wizard, Harry!
I was recently bestowed the honor of being the Wizard of the Week at GravityWiz. GravityWiz makes a set of tools called “Gravity Perks” to extend the power of GravityForm (a fantastic form builder). It does all KINDS of neat building block things. I have been a licensed user for both products for years now.…Read More
Box.com can bite me
How do you turn off box.com on startup? I have the answer. I have customers that use box (a shared file service). We don’t use it much and I noticed that it was auto-launching on my Mac. I went to the preferences to tell the app not to launch upon start up. There was no…Read More
How to point your domain name to a new site
I have a domain name that I need to point to an existing site. How do I do this? You will need access to the following: The IP address of the server of the target site Access to the DNS records of the domain name you wish to point Tell your host what domain name…Read More
How to get a nice email signature
Question How do I get a nice email signature like this? Answer To get a nice email signature with your logo (like below) and information you have some choices. I wrote a tutorial on how to create a HTML signature. It even has a downloadable HTML file you can start with. This works on Mac…Read More