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User Experience and Ploud

FOUR SHORT UX VIDEOS PARTICULAR TO THE PLOUD ENVIRONMENT:

Graphic Design

Accessibility

Best Practices/Avoiding Common Development Mistakes

Writing for the Web

All videos include examples from Michigan Ploud sites.

Graphic Design

(11:52). Tips for working with your theme and color palette for an intentional design that is appealing and effective in getting your message across.

Accessibility

(11:07). Covers the low-hanging fruit of creating and maintaining a site that is accessible to users with disabilities. Practical information and tips and tricks that will give you the know-how to improve your site and build your confidence in this important area of website development.

Best Practices/Avoiding Common Development Mistakes

(12:23). Covers more than a dozen best practices guidelines around website development that you can apply to your Ploud site. These are industry-standard, time-tested, American Library Association-approved strategies.

Writing for the Web

(6:22). This short video covers practical guidelines for creating content. It talks about how people take in online information with examples from Michigan Ploud sites and makes recommendations for how to tailor your content to common online reading patterns. Includes pointers to a free tool you can use to check your writing.