When developing web sites, Web Overhauls focuses on Web Usability, Standards, and Accessibility. These practices have some degree of crossover, mostly because each leads to the same objective—the productivity and satisfaction of the user, your customer.
Usability can be defined as a measure of how easily a product or service can be used. Usability compares the needs or expectations of a user and the product or service being used.
Web Standards is not a specifically defined term, but basically it comes down to two main practices in web development:
- Adhering to the world's standards and guidelines set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).
Accessibility means that all content of a web page is available to any user with any browser or platform. More specifically, this means that people can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the web page.
View presentations given by owner Dennis Lembree. Available in HTML and PDF formats.
A great list of resources for developing and testing web pages for web Usability, Standards, and Accessibility.
Web Axe is a podcast and blog that focuses on accessible web design. Web Axe was created in September of 2005 and now has around 2,000 subscribers. Dennis Lembree, the owner of Web Overhauls, is the author and primary host. Web Axe was nominated for "Best Podcast of the Year" in .net magazine's 2008 Best of the Web awards.