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Web Governance Essentials.

Check out our go-to resources for tips, tricks, web governance best practices and actionable advice to take your website to the next level. Enjoy!

    • Ask Us Anything

      We get a lot of great questions from customers about how to get the most out of our tools, web governance best practices, creating engaging content, and more. It didn’t take long to realize that many of you had the same questions, so we decided to lock our resident experts in a room together and make them available to answer your burning questions.

      Submit your questions for our panel by Friday, July 18th and check in on Wednesday, July 30th. We will email you a recording of their answers, and post them for everyone to enjoy. 

      We will do our best to answer as many questions as we can in one sitting, but if we aren’t able to address them all, keep an eye on our blog and social media for more!

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    • Why Semantic Markup Matters For Web Accessibility

      HTML was originally designed to deliver documents with a structure that represented the importance and order of information. The creators of HTML were actually scientists who wanted a way to share technical documents. They didn’t really care about the visual look of the document as viewed on a screen—it just needed to correctly convey the information.

      Semantics and accessibility are a part of HTML by design. Still, they are not useful unless used appropriately. Understanding how to write semantic code properly means knowing how that code works, and how users and machines will read it. 

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    • Web Accessibility & Our Aging Population

      We’ve mentioned in previous webinars that approximately 20% of our population is living with some form of disability—of varying severity. That statistic, it seems, may be on the rise as medical and technological advances have led to a prolonged life expectancy for a generation that actually remembers what life was like before the Internet. With age comes the potential for impairments or disabilities that make it difficult to manage our day-to-day activities. One of those activities involves our interaction with the Internet and the devices we use to access it. 

      In this on-demand web accessibility webinar, we talk about the importance of accessible coding practices that affect our older population.

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    • Roles & Responsibilities On a Web Team

      People are the most important part of any system of Web Governance. Yet, roles and responsibilities on many digital teams have not kept pace with changes in online activity. This has often led to dangerous gaps in operations, as well tension among staff over “who does what”.

      In this webinar we’ll explore how to restore ‘industrial peace’ by delivering the clear job descriptions your people need.

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    • Making Data Tables Accessible For Your Website

      We can all agree that using an HTML table for page layout is wrong. That said, there are some appropriate uses for tables on websites. The problem is now to understand the proper way to make a table accessible.

      Tables are not to be feared or avoided! With some careful planning and a better understanding of the different table elements and attributes, you too may add usable data tables to your web pages. In this webinar, we’re going to show you how to work with tables on your webpages.

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    • Website Content Consistency- Why It’s Important and How to Sustain It

      Websites have grown in both size and importance to organizations no matter the industry. At the same time peoples’ expectations for a consistent experience are high and regulations on the web are better defined. How can organizations keep up?

      In this webinar we explore- the challenges organizations face, the impact inconsistent content can have and review steps you can take in order to avoid hurting your credibility and negatively impacting your bottom line.

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    • A Look at Assistive Technology for Web Accessibility

      Assistive technologies are tools and methods used to make web information available to people with and without disabilities. With the leaps and bounds in technology the last few years, you may not be aware of all of the different kinds of assistive technology that is available.

      In this webinar, we’ll go beyond the screen reader—we’ll take a look at some different tech that you may not be aware of, or that has made significant changes to the way web pages are interpreted.

       

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    • Two Approaches to Better Web Governance in Your University

      In this 45 min webinar, you’ll learn about a new “Framework of Web Governance”. This framework can improve your online management in 3 crucial ways and is particularly suitable for large, complex organizations like universities.

      Ultimately, this framework will give you the confidence you need to design a better system of management and lead to enhanced decisions in such critical areas as staffing, technology, budgeting & more.

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    • Introduction to Web Accessibility

      Does your website meet web accessibility standards? Do you know the steps to take to start making your website compliant today? Do you know about North America’s different web accessibility standards? If you answered NO to any of the questions above this webinar is a must.

      This 30 minute recorded webinar will introduce you to web accessibility, and give you action items you can take with you today to start making your website accessible.

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    • How to Create Accessible PDFs in InDesign

      Ensuring that the documents available on your website are accessible for everyone is important for every organization. Unfortunately, the process of actually making your documents accessible to everyone isn’t common knowledge. This guide will teach you how to create accessible PDFs using Adobe InDesign.

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    • Why Making PDF Accessible Documents is Important

      Making your PDF documents accessible is important so that all users are able to access your information—no matter its format. Not only is making your content accessible a best practice, some companies are also required to maintain accessibility and follow standards from Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act as amended in 1998.

      This 30 minute recorded webinar you will learn: Why and how to define an accessible document, when to use vs. not use PDF files, alternatives for PDF content and where to start when creating PDF documents.

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    • How to Prepare for a Website Redesign

      Redesigning a website goes much deeper than just the way it looks. Unfortunately, most marketing and web design folks will use this opportunity to focus entirely on the visual design of their website, overlooking the fundamental first step of preparation.

      This 30-minute recorded webinar will help you plan, prep, and über organize for a successful website redesign before you start your design process.

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    • Content Governance in 5 Easy Steps

      Governance of web content can make headaches and anxiety galore for web masters trying to keep the peace. What are some practical and specific tips you can use to keep your team on the same page and calling your institution by the same name?

      In this 45 min webinar, Ahava Leibtag, author of The Digital Crown: Winning at Content on the Web, walks through 5 steps you can use instead of painkillers to whip your content into a cohesive, consistent and polished winner.

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    • Guide: How to Create Accessible PDFs

      A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Create Accessible PDFs. Ensuring that the documents available on your website are accessible for everyone is important for every organization. Unfortunately, the process of actually making your documents accessible to everyone isn’t common knowledge. This guide will teach you how to create accessible PDFs using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign.

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    • Guide: Siteimprove During a Website Redesign

      Siteimprove can help ensure your redesign stays on track. Let’s face it: the majority of website redesign projects are unmitigated disasters, plagued with scope creep, delays, departmental demands, and internal politics. But with proper tools and training, you can significantly lessen the strain of your next redesign.

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    • eBook: Preparing for a Website Redesign

      Make sure your next website redesign begins on solid footing. Your website is the most important marketing tool you have, and you need it to look its best. This eBook will help you ask the right questions and check your blind spots while preparing for a website redesign.

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    • Guide: 8 Deadly Web Analytics Sins

      With budgets continuing to tighten, and workloads increasing, web analytics has become a must-have in every professional marketer’s toolbox. However, for many it is still difficult to distinguish between reliable data and valid data. The difference is essentially the way in which the analytics data is set up and subsequently interpreted. These eight sins show how data that looks reliable may not be valid.

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    • Website Study: Law Firms

      Your website is the prospective client’s first stop when evaluating attorneys, and usability errors like broken links and misspellings destroy credibility. When looking for meticulous and timely legal support, who wouldn’t have a difficult time overlooking a 404 error when signing up for a client alert, or finding the word “Technolgy” under your list of practices? Download this free website study for law firms (AM Law 100 largest websites) and see how your website stacks up.

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    • Website Study: Local Government

      When searching for resources like city maps, community calendars, and voting information, broken links prevent them from accessing the content they need, and misspellings prevent them from utilizing your search functions effectively. This study provides benchmarking for local government website quality standards.

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    • Case Study: University of Wollongong

      A brief explanation of how the University of Wollongong uses Siteimprove to overcome issues commonly faced by university web teams.

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    • Case Study: D’Youville College

      A brief explanation of how D’Youville College uses Siteimprove to overcome issues commonly faced by small college web teams.

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    • Case Study: City of St. Louis Park

      A brief explanation of how the City of St. Louis Park used Siteimprove to overcome issues commonly faced by government web teams.

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    • Siteimprove Web Governance Suite

      Maintaining the quality and integrity of your website’s content is a breeze with Siteimprove Web Governance Suite. Save time, money and energy by having your tools in one simple interface.

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove Quality Assurance

      Siteimprove Quality Assurance module provides powerful reporting and project management tools to keep your website running smoothly without overloading your to-do list.

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove Accessibility Section 508

      Siteimprove Web Governance Suite takes the guesswork and confusion out of making your website accessible to users with disabilities with the Accessibility module. With the Accessibility module you won’t just fix accessibility issues, you’ll understand them. This info sheet highlights Siteimprove’s functionality as it relates to U.S.-mandated Web Accessibility Section 508 guidelines. Siteimprove also checks for WCAG 2.0 guidelines (the more stringent standards that Section 508 is based on)

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove Accessibility WCAG 2.0

      Siteimprove Web Governance Suite takes the guesswork and confusion out of making your website accessible to users with disabilities with the Accessibility module. With the Accessibility module you won’t just fix accessibility issues, you’ll understand them. This info sheet highlights Siteimprove Accessibility module’s functionality as it relates to Web Accessibility WCAG 2.0 (the international standard for web accessibility).

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove Analytics

      Siteimprove Web Analytics module is designed for the everyman, not just the guru. The simple, helpful interface makes it so easy to track your website traffic you’ll actually do it.

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove SEO

      Siteimprove SEO’s module helps make every contributor on your web team Search Engine Optimization (SEO) savvy with this brief overview of features and benefits.

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    • Module Overview: Siteimprove Response

      Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your website’s up time and response time are constantly monitored, with SMS and email alerts ensuring you’re the first to know if anything goes wrong with Siteimprove Response module.

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    • The Importance of Web Governance for Financial Institutions

      Every year, more customers are converting to online banking. In 2013, 74% of all US households reported paying their bills online*. Broken links to online applications, banking logins, and bill pay options present frustrating roadblocks.

      With the help of an integrated web governance tool, you can identify concerns with your website’s quality assurance, web accessibility, SEO, analytics, and performance in order to protect your brand standards and reputation.

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    • Benefits of Siteimprove

      Siteimprove provides a hosted software suite designed for the marketing professional to save time and assist in improving your overall web presence. This document highlights the primary benefits of each module.

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