The extended December 31 2014 deadline for Australian website accessibility compliance is fast approaching (WCAG 2.0 Level AA standard). This is a mandatory requirement on all websites owned and/or operated by the Australian government departments and agencies under any domain. This includes external (public-facing or private) and internal (closed community) sites. Therefore, conformance is required for … Continue reading “Is Your Website Accessibility Compliant?”
A “major breach” of Australia’s Parliament House computer network partly contributed to a $600,000 cost blowout and 12-month delay in constructing the newly designed parliament website which is due to launch to the public this Friday evening.
The figure and breach was revealed in senate estimates yesterday by parliamentary librarian Roxanne Missingham and President of the … Continue reading “$3.1m Parliament House website a year late”
Code sharing and hosting platforms, which enable designers and developers to share (and reuse_ code with team members or the wider web community, have exploded in use the past several years – hat tip to the cloud. Let’s take a look at some popular source code hosting sites. Did we miss one? Let us know – … Continue reading “Top Five Sites for Source Code Hosting”
A new hosted service from Google will analyze the performance of your website’s pages and rewrite the code to make them load faster for users. Page Speed Service fetches content from your servers, rewrites your pages by applying Web performance best practices and serves them to end users via Google’s servers. To what extent your … Continue reading “Google Service to Increase Page Speeds by 60 Percent”
Have you ever seen advertisements that consistently tout huge server space and endless add-on domains for only $9.95 a month? It may seem too good to be true, even after you closely read the hosting agreement and they seem to be offering everything they say. How can some web hosting plans be so cheap and … Continue reading “A Truth About Web Hosting”