Development

The ‘Purple Pound’ – how your online store can benefit

Today, the 13th November 2018, marks Purple Tuesday, a UK-wide event that is promoting accessible shopping, established to recognise the needs of disabled people in the UK and ensure that their shopping experience, online or offline, is as inclusive as possible.

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Advice, News and views, Insights, Accessibility, Content, Development, E-commerce, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Web design, Commerce

HeX Productions at London Accessibility

Carrying on the ‘HeX World Tour’, our Creative Director, James, went down to the London Accessibility Meetup on 23 August to talk about how the community can help local authorities when it comes to accessibility.

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Advice, Industry, Government, Local Gov, News and views, Events, Insights, Accessibility, Content, Development

What in the world is WordCamp?

As our intrepid team departed for WordCamp Brighton (17-18 August), we took a look at what the word on the street is about WordCamp.

The HeX team gets about a bit in terms of WordCamp. Only this year, James has spoken at Belfast, Boston (USA) and now Brighton – although we’re not tied to just the ‘B’ places, we’re off to NYC in September and might rock up at Manchester WordCamp in October.

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News and views, Events, Team, Accessibility, Content, Development

User testing vs automated testing

Here at HeX, we are huge advocates of accessibility and pledge to make sure every website that we build is accessible for people with disabilities. This includes those with visual, hearing and mobility impairments as well as those with learning difficulties.

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Advice, Accessibility, Development, E-commerce

Accessibility for the deaf and hard of hearing

In the UK, around 9 million people are deaf or hard of hearing and according to the British Deaf Association, more than 151,000 people around the country use British Sign Language (BSL) at home to communicate with others.

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Advice, Industry, News and views, Insights, Accessibility, Development

HeX in Boston (USA)

Home of the Red Sox, the USS Constitution and the famous sitcom ‘Cheers’, Boston in Massachusetts, USA is famous for many reasons, but it wasn’t on HeX’s radar until July. That’s when our Creative Director, James, was asked to speak at Boston WordCamp.

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News and views, Events, Insights, Accessibility, Development

HeX hosts Global GovJam 2018

As an organiser of any event there will always be apprehension and nerves.  Thankfully we were surrounded by an amazing bunch of people who were around to calm the nerves, share their knowledge and support HeX in their very first Global GovJam in Nottingham.

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Local Gov, Team, Content, Development, Events, Insights, Higher education

HeX’s bespoke website theme

It is a long established fact that a reader will be distracted by the readable content of a page when looking at its layout. The point of using Lorem Ipsum is that it has a more-or-less normal distribution of letters, as opposed to using ‘Content here, content here’, making it look like readable English.

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Advice, Industry, Commerce, News and views, Insights, Development, Wordpress

Accessibility in the development mix

As a relatively new developer who manages projects at a relatively new agency, I have alot on my plate. I’m currently learning not only how to produce what is required of me technically, but also the right outcome with the ‘right’ processes across many different devices. This is alongside managing the workloads of developers with varying levels of experience, some far more senior than I am.

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Industry, Accessibility, Development, Maintenance, Web design, Insights

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