Enhanced Accessibility as a standard.

Paradime has started developing web sites with enhanced accessibility features as a standard.

Similar to how responsive design was once considered an option and now mandatory, accessibility has quickly become a requirement for all web sites.

Many of the sites we’ve designed over the past few years meet the WCAG 2.0 standard. However, we’ve now taken steps to further provide enhanced accessibility features. such as better color contrast, keyboard navigation, and better screen reader support.

In Ontario, Canada, it is a legal requirement under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). There may be similar legal requirements in other Provinces.

For more information or to ensure your web site is compliant, please contact us.

“Mobile-geddon” has arrived! (Updated)

Updated: April 23, 2015.

“Mobile-geddon” is the term being used to described significant changes in the way Google ranks web sites that started on April 21, 2015.

Essentially, Google is checking to see whether a web site is mobile-friendly or not. In other words, is a site responsive? If it’s not, Google will start to omit or significantly down rank your site with searches performed on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

That makes sense if you think about it. Why would Google, if you’re doing a search on your smartphone, send you to a site that isn’t going to work properly?

How serious is this? Very! Especially for businesses that rely on tourists and other visitors to town. To quote a recent article from Business Insider: “Google is making a giant change this week that could crush millions of small businesses.”

Is your web site mobile-friendly? Take a look by going to this site:

https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/

If Paradime built your site over the past few years, rest assured, your site is mobile-friendly.

However, if it was another web designer or company and you’re concerned, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or e-mail us today. We’ll make it right.

 

Spectrum Kitchens launched!

Paradime is thrilled to have soft-launched a new web site for Kanata-based Spectrum Kitchen and Bath Design. Spectrum is the exclusive dealer in the Ottawa Region for both Cartier Kitchens and Cortina Kitchens. The site is under development with a full launch to occur with the grand opening of their new showroom this spring.

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CROW site redeveloped!

Paradime worked with Crummy Media to redevelop the web site for Smiths Falls-based Children’s Resources on Wheels (CROW). Although the design didn’t change too much, the key objective was to take their existing WordPress site and re-create it using a modern framework. Additional tweaks were performed to the various pages, navigation and layouts.

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CP BIA redesigned!

Paradime was chosen to design and develop a redesigned web site for the Carleton Place Business Improvement Association (BIA). Currently, the site is operating as a “soft-launch” while new features and functionality are added and gradually rolled out.

The new site offers a multitude of new features and functionality including a significantly enhanced business directory. The site is hosted by Paradime where we also provide maintenance services to the BIA.