Important information

IMPORTANT!
Always use the PREVIEW function before publishing your post!
This will launch a popup showing EXACTLY how your post will look when published on The Artist In You Blog.
Always check it looks GOOD before finally publishing!

Please remember that people from all over the world, some able bodied and some disabled, will be visiting The Artist In You Blog to read your posts! It is important to make sure, when your post is published, it looks good, is easy to read (especially as English is not everyone's native language) and is ACCESSIBLE. Accessibility is VERY important for people who are either blind or visually impaired.

The stylesheets for the Blog have been created to ensure the text is:

  1. the styles that are easiest for reading on a screen
  2. sized in a way that means the viewer can adjust the size using their browser view settings.

Whilst some fonts such as Comic Sans may seem 'pretty' for those of us with great eyesight, they can be incredibly hard to read for people with impaired vision. Also, if you select a larger or smaller font, the editor sets the font size to a fixed size that cannot be made larger or smaller by the viewer.

Many people set their font sizes to large or larger, using the View menu in their browser, for easier reading if they have visual impairments. When a font size is set to a fixed size, this browser function no longer works which means your posts will be classed as 'inaccessible' under the internet accessibility guidelines.

The PREVIEW function allows you to see exactly what your post will look like when it is live - what you see in the Rich Text Editor (diagram below) when composing your post IS NOT how your post will look on the live blog. This is why it is so important to use the PREVIEW function.

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