Spotted via Google: Saving Candidate Websites

Spotted via a random Google search result: Saving Candidate Websites. From the home page: “Each year, thousands of people run for local political offices across the United States. Many of them create websites and social media sites to reach potential voters. But after each election cycle, thousands of these websites disappear from the web…. If these sites aren’t archived, we lose important digital artifacts from an election cycle — ones that are useful for future journalists, researchers and historians. With tools like the Wayback Machine and groups like the Archive Team, we can ensure that these sites are scooped up before they’re lost forever.”

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the LGBTQ+ Communities of the Former Soviet Union & Eastern Europe Web Archive

Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation: IPLC Launches the LGBTQ+ Communities of the Former Soviet Union & Eastern Europe Web Archive. “The collection archives a broad range of websites maintained by and for the benefit of LGBTQ+ communities in the independent countries of the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. These websites document news, events, and issues within these diverse communities, and often provide helpful information about where to seek health, legal, and other assistance in their countries of origin.”

Making Sense Of WAI-ARIA: A Comprehensive Guide (Smashing Magazine)

Smashing Magazine: Making Sense Of WAI-ARIA: A Comprehensive Guide. “The Web Accessibility Initiative — Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) is a technical specification that provides direction on how to improve the accessibility of web applications. Where the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) focus more on static web content, WAI-ARIA focuses on making interactions more accessible.” This article is sponsored. Normally I hate sponsored articles and I will not link to them. This one is so information-rich that I’m breaking my own rule.

TechRadar: Wix has a new AI-powered website builder editor

TechRadar Pro: Wix has a new AI-powered website builder editor. “Wix has upgraded its website builder with the launch of a new editor offering a personalized web creation tool for each individual user. The launch essentially sees the company combine its Wix Artificial Design Intelligence (ADI) features with its classic Wix Editor, offering new themes, section layout suggestions for design optimization, as well as a faster edit tool for content management.”

New York Times: For Blind Internet Users, the Fix Can Be Worse Than the Flaws

New York Times: For Blind Internet Users, the Fix Can Be Worse Than the Flaws. “[Patrick] Perdue is one of hundreds of people with disabilities who have complained about issues with automated accessibility web services, whose popularity has risen sharply in recent years because of advances in A.I. and new legal pressures on companies to make their websites accessible.”

Independent: New website checker launched to combat online fraud

Independent: New website checker launched to combat online fraud. “A new website-checking tool has been launched to help users confirm whether a site is legitimate before they visit. Internet safety group Get Safe Online has worked with fraud prevention service Cifas to create the tool, which enables users to enter the address of any website to check if it a real site or a scam.”

MakeUseOf: Getting Started With Hugo: How to Create a Simple Website

MakeUseOf: Getting Started With Hugo: How to Create a Simple Website. “Hugo is a Static Site Generator that allows you to create a website with little to no coding experience. You can use pre-built themes as a base for your website design. This allows you to focus more on populating the site with your content. Because Hugo is mostly used for static websites, it’s perfect for creating blogs, portfolios, or documentation sites.”

MakeUseOf: 15 Relaxing Websites to Help When You Feel Overwhelmed

MakeUseOf: 15 Relaxing Websites to Help When You Feel Overwhelmed. “Life gets overwhelming for us all. Even browsing the internet can be taxing, with the vitriol of social media or the depressing news. Occasionally, we just need to step back, take a deep breath, and relax. What’s the best way to do that? One way to help yourself is to use relaxing websites. We’ve rounded up some of the most relaxing corners of the web; sites designed for nothing more than clearing your mind and being present.”

Hongkiat: 10 Best Web Highlighters for Desktop in 2022

Hongkiat: 10 Best Web Highlighters for Desktop in 2022. “Have you used any web highlighters? It helps us improve our productivity by copying and pasting important texts you’ve found online automatically, saving good articles in your directory, and highlighting important sentences on articles so that you can remember them when looking back. In this article, I’ll introduce you to 10 useful web highlighters for the desktop.”

Search Engine Journal: How To Find And Fix Broken Internal Links

Search Engine Journal: How To Find And Fix Broken Internal Links. “Broken internal links can frustrate visitors and cause them to leave your site. They can also hurt your website’s search engine optimization (SEO). But don’t worry. There are ways that you can easily find and fix these broken links yourself. It will take some time, but it will be worth it in the long run for both your users and your website.” The usual good work by Search Engine Journal.

Washington Post: The Kremlin tries to stifle Radio Free Europe — and its audience surges

Washington Post: The Kremlin tries to stifle Radio Free Europe — and its audience surges. “In the first three weeks after the invasion, page views from Russia to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty sites skyrocketed to 26 million, more than 50 percent more than an earlier corresponding period. Video views from Russia to their YouTube channels more than tripled to 237 million. And this was happening despite sites being blocked within Russia.”

JD Supra: DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidance – Key Questions Remain Unanswered

JD Supra: DOJ Issues Website Accessibility Guidance – Key Questions Remain Unanswered. “Almost twelve years after it first proposed to issue website accessibility regulations, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 18, 2022, published ‘Guidance on Web Accessibility and the ADA.’ The new nonregulatory guidance offers little assistance to the business community on the two undecided questions that have fueled the ever-rising volume of litigation: whether and under what circumstances commercial websites need to be made accessible and what it means to be accessible.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Best Tools to Annotate and Highlight Web Pages for Research and Study

MakeUseOf: 5 Best Tools to Annotate and Highlight Web Pages for Research and Study. “All the apps in the article have a highlight marker (often with different colors) and a way to write sticky notes or comments anywhere on the page. Both features are excellent when you want to add notes for research and study, whether for your personal needs or friends. Beyond that, a few small features make each tool better for different needs.”