Hobbico, Inc. is the largest U.S. distributor of radio-control and general hobby products. I became their one and only dedicated web developer among an established group of graphic artists and system programmers in April 2015.
Update the existing hobbico.com website to be accessible and responsive.
- Layout was devloped using fixed-width tables using HTML4.
- Color contrast was minimal making it difficult to read text.
- Navigation was not keyboard accessible.
- Form elements did not have labels and iframes did not have title attributes.
- Images and image maps were missing alt attributes.
Changes Made Along the Way
- Worked with marketing personel to restructured main site navigation to make it more categorical.
- Utilized PHP to make pages regularly updated easier to maintain.
- Some content required detailed planning and major changes to make accessible and responsive. This provided an opportunity to doe some side-by-side collaboration with a graphic artist to enhance the UX design and layout in parts of the site. Check out the Brands page for some fun UX interaction.
I had the opportunity to share my work on this project during a Monthly 'Explore with Hadi' Accessibility Chat at the U of I. I was given high praise for my work, especially considering this was my very first accessibility overhaul.
Visit the live site at hobbico.com.