16 episodes

We discuss and demystify websites. From the stuff you see, like design and content, to the stuff you don't, like accessibility and security, we talk about everything you need to know to keep your website running smoothly and make it work for you.

The Overnight Website Podcast Danielle Zarcaro

    • Technology

We discuss and demystify websites. From the stuff you see, like design and content, to the stuff you don't, like accessibility and security, we talk about everything you need to know to keep your website running smoothly and make it work for you.

    Your Images Aren't Decorative: When to add alt text

    Your Images Aren't Decorative: When to add alt text

    When you add images to your site, you should also add some text for screen readers which then reads out that text. But does every image really need alt text or can it be left empty? What about decorative images? How can you tell when an image is actually decorative?

    • 13 min
    Elementor Woes: Categorizing complaints about site editing tools

    Elementor Woes: Categorizing complaints about site editing tools

    After spending time building a large site with Elementor, I started to notice the issues I was having seemed to fall into similar categories of complaints that people have about the block editor and the new WordPress site editor.

    So I outlined the categories that these major issues fall into, so it’s easier to figure out what parts are important to you and what parts you can compromise on. And hopefully contribute to a more productive discussion around WordPress core and the various site building options.

    • 27 min
    Page Builder Lock-In: What to consider when choosing how to build your website

    Page Builder Lock-In: What to consider when choosing how to build your website

    There are so many options out there for building a website. All of the platforms have pros and cons, they all have situations that they're best suited for. But how do you choose? What are the biggest things to consider, and what will cause the biggest issues in the future?

    • 17 min
    Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation - PART 2

    Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation - PART 2

    A new auto scrolling method revealed itself not even 2 days after I did the first video on avoiding marquee animation, and I felt compelled to make it clear that all the situations require the same thought process.

    This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. The video does include animations that may be triggering to some. Video link is in the show notes.

    • 19 min
    The Spacer Block: The little div that caused a big stir

    The Spacer Block: The little div that caused a big stir

    The spacer block's existence brings up some big feelings and strong opinions. I was one of those people criticizing the spacer block. Empty divs? Really? I was not a fan. Learn about this little troublemaker, if and when to use it, and how to make it better.

    This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. Video link is in the show notes.

    • 16 min
    Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation

    Trends to Avoid: Marquee Animation

    If you're thinking of adding scrolling text or images to your website, listen to this this first. There are some concerns here for usability, accessibility — and do people even like it? See some examples, learn about the pitfalls, and find out why this resurrected retro trend falls into the "avoid" category.

    This is the audio from a video recorded, which means there are a few references to what I'm showing on the screen, which is described as it's being shown. Video link is in the show notes.

    • 17 min

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