Welcome back to Aclevo! Over the past few days, I (Reasonably Selenium) have been working hard on making some good changes to the website and I am here to talk about what has changed with the website. Specifically, I will be touching up on details that some people may have missed, including those that people without web development experience may miss. If you are curious and want to look at the changes yourself, you can take a sneak peak at https://aclevo.xyz. Please let me and the rest of the Aclevo team know what you think about the website changes by voting on the poll.
We Now Load Our Own Bootstrap Locally
With the recent update to the website, we have decided to update and load all of our resources for Bootstrap locally and modify them to further match the Aclevo branding. This includes the latest versions of Bootwatch 4's Flatly Theme, jQuery, Bootstrap 4's script files, and PopperJS, which is a dependency of Bootstrap. In an effort to serve content as efficiently as possible, we've made sure to sure slim and/or minified versions of these files. We've also modified the Bootwatch theme to match the colors of the website in order to provide a unified experience.
In the future, we plan to modify the Bootswatch theme a bit more in order to give a unique design to our website. We will also look into other ways of delivering content as effectively and efficiently as possible so that everyone can receive a wonderful and engaging experience.
We Made The Website More Accessible
According to Google Lighthouse, the background color swatch we used for the website was inconsistent with the foreground color swatch. This made it harder for users to see and read text on our website. Google Lighthouse also reported that some text that is used for screen readers was not available, resulting in those devices misidentifying key aspects of our website as framework components without any additional context. With the recent changes, we have fixed both problems by adding more contrast to the colors (making the blue color darker) and we have started to add the appropriate text to be read by the screen readers.
We are still working to add more accessibility to the website in every way we can, and we ask for patience as we are still adding more alternative text that the screen readers need to provide adequate information to those who are blind, those who have another disability that prevents them from seeing images, and/or have a browser that cannot render these images. Thank you for being patient with us!
We Fixed The Blog Images Issue
In the past, most of our blog posts were seen without the appropriate images that make our blog posts great, leaving users with just boring plain text to read on the website. For blog posts that did have images, they would not display in situations using Open Graph. This meant blog posts that were shared on other social media websites did not display any images when they were published. We have been working on both issues, and we are happy to say we are working to add more images to our blog posts, and they should be correctly in Open Graph.
Please let us know if you see any other problems with images on our website, and we will get back to working on them. It is one of our priorities that we finally fix the issue of blog posts having images and getting them displayed correctly on other platforms.
The Future of the Website
As part of our website update, we are pleased to announce that we are adding more projects, series, and services to browse. We currently have three projects, four series, and an outdated list of four services to look at, and we hope to add more up-to-date ones in the future. We hope you enjoy these changes, and please leave a reply below if you would like to request something else be added. Stay tuned for the October Update next month where we will talk about more generic updates such as elections and other cool upcoming surprises!
Thanks for being part of Aclevo!