Mara Swenson

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Video Game Nostalgia Comes Full Circle

Posted by Mara Swenson on Aug 13, 2019 10:20:05 AM

The Golden Age of the Arcade

Video game technology has been quickly advancing since the first console, the Magnavox Odyssey, came out in 1972. When it was first brought to market, the Odyssey was a total novelty—the term “video game” didn’t exist yet. Marketed as “the new electronic game of the future,” it featured many familiar components that would come to dominate home consoles, including detachable controllers and interchangeable game cartridges.

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Topics: Summer Nostalgia Series

The Anatomy of a Good Alt Tag

Posted by Mara Swenson on Apr 10, 2019 9:34:59 AM

What are alt tags?

Alt text, or alt tags, are used to describe images on a website and their function on the page. Alt tags aren’t something you see when you normally view a website. They’re primarily used by screen readers for people who are blind or visually impaired, and by search engine crawlers that help identify and categorize images. 

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Topics: Web Development & SEO

What ADA Compliance Means for Your Website

Posted by Mara Swenson on Jan 17, 2018 3:39:48 PM

You’re probably wondering, "What is ADA compliance and how does it pertain to my website?"

ADA, or Americans with Disabilities Act, was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination and guarantees that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else, such as employment opportunities, purchasing goods and services, and participating in state and local government programs and services. 

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Topics: Web Development & SEO

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