Web Development
Web Developer Guidelines
Visual Design Recommendations

Checkpoint 1.10 - Blogs

Break up large blocks of text with visual components

WCAG 1.0 Priority 2

WCAG Guideline 12. Provide context and orientation information.

Blogs are an informal and regular means of connecting with a set audience who is after continually refreshed and compelling information. The correct style of writing and presentation supports the information content of the blog.

It is therefore important that the creation process of the blog does not result in a document that is verbose and difficult to read through. A number of visual techniques can be used to provide some variety to the reader and to hold their attention.

Requirement

Where large amounts of text are presented together in a blog entry, break these up visually using other items.

Recommendation

Consider inserting photos, quotes, graphics, icons, etc into the page, along with any captions or descriptive text.

Checking Tool

View the blog in a browser with a view to its overall appearance and ease of reading.

Information Source

The original source of this information is located on the W3C web site  (www.w3.org/TR/WCAG10-TECHS/#tech-group-information)

 

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