BCBS.com: Modular Page Building with Drupal Paragraphs

BCBS needs its current and potential members to engage and comprehend their content effortlessly. Long-form, modular storytelling help visitors decode text and understand information and increases the likelihood that the audience will remember. With Drupal and the Paragraphs module, we were able to build the right tools for their team of authors to tackle modular content and visual storytelling.

Accessibility by the Numbers: How it Helps your Business

The benefits of accessibility directly impact a website’s profitability. It’s simple, really. More visitors who have more complete access means more qualified traffic that can consume your content, use your service, or purchase your products.

The ADA Applies Accessibility Rules to Websites

The world of web accessibility is quickly changing, and recent legal events have made it clear that accommodations under the ADA will be applied to online entities in some cases. It’s time to take it all very seriously and learn more about the risks and consequences in order to plan for a more accessible future.

Accessibility is not only for Disabilities

The web should be an accessible place, but too many people hear “accessibility” and think special solutions for people with disabilities. That’s not always the case. The benefits of accessibility are far broader and have more impact on your business’s bottom line than you might realize.

New Open Source Web Accessibility Tool comes out of Recent Hack Day

Once a quarter, Oomph holds its Hack Day. Open to the entire company, Hack Day is a great opportunity for everyone to stretch their mental muscles and get a fresh perspective. For some it’s simply a chance to try something new. For others, it’s all about having fun interacting with our co-workers in out-of-the-ordinary ways. […]

UI Design for the Short Attention Span

In the age of responsive websites, web designers love the interface unit called “The Card”. You’ve seen them, and chances are good that your website uses them, too. While they are great for organizing information, they are not always so great for the mobile experience. On a larger desktop screen they might organize items in a nice grid, but on a small screen, they can make the user feel like they are stuck in a stream of sameness with no end in sight. With short attention spans to battle and lots of competing sources of information, we need to hang onto every user as long as we can.

Chatbots and Conversational UI

Conversational UI: Should a Chatbot be on your Roadmap for 2017?

We’ve dreamed about having conversations with our computers for a long time. Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey” imagined a sentient computer named Hal. In the past few years, with the rise of Siri, Alexa and more, we live in that reality. A simpler version of the natural language processing apps like Siri are chatbots. 2016 was the rise of the chatbot, and 2017 will continue that trend, with more and more users having “conversations” via the keyboard to find information and complete tasks instead of clicking around in search engines and on websites. Some of us have not yet interacted with a chatbot before, so, what is it like? And what is it like to design one?