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October 14, 2015

posted by: Michael Mottola
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Web Accessibility and what you NEED to know about AODA

AODA is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

It aims to ensure that Canadians with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to the world we live in, in all aspects. It also governs the parameters that we have to work with, online. 

We're here to help you understand web accessibility and why it's important to make the necessary changes to your website, so you can offer full accessibility to your users.

AODA is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. It aims to ensure that Canadians with disabilities have equal access and opportunity to the world we live in, in all aspects. It also governs the parameters that we have to work with, online...

June 17, 2011

posted by: Carissa Drohan-Jennings

Does Attractiveness Matter In Website Design

According to HubSpot.com, 76% of web users feel that the most important part of a company’s website design should be easy to find content.  More interestingly, the same survey reported that only 10% of customers said they care about a websites overall appearance. This is intrinsically true.  Take any of the successful online companies and compare their aesthetic beauty – Amazon, Ebay, Kijiji – all of these sites aren’t beautiful works of art, they have simply been design to be easy to navigate. Now, this is not to say that a rental website can’t be attractive, but this insight should offer a slight shift in the importance placed on design alone.  Perhaps 76% of the focus of a redesign should be given to content and navigation, as opposed to a beautiful design. It’s really something worth thinking about.  Sometimes the most...
According to HubSpot.com, 76% of web users feel that the most important part of a company’s website design should be easy to find content.  More interestingly, the same survey reported that only 10% of customers said they care about a websites overall appearance...

January 14, 2011

posted by: Michael Mottola

Introduction to the LIFT System

Michael Mottola, Technical Director at LWS, discusses the LIFT Sytem.

Michael Mottola, Technical Director at LWS, discusses the LIFT Sytem.

January 13, 2011

posted by: Jason Leonard

Apartment Website Design - Search Feature

If you visit an average apartment rental website you’ll often see a search feature prominently displayed on their home page or featured in one of their navigation bars.  Search tools can be a great way for customers to sift through a large amount of listings to find their desired criterion, but in some instances they may act negatively towards the overall customer experience.  In fact, they may be overkill for most websites. The worst thing that can happen from a customer’s point of view is to arrive at a null result.  This is frustrating and it also seems like the landlord doesn’t have anything that meets the desired needs.  For this reason alone I caution all of our clients from over-using a search tool.  In fact, if our client is not dealing with a large quantity of rental stock then we advise not to use a search tool. A prime example was...
If you visit an average apartment rental website you’ll often see a search feature prominently displayed on their home page or featured in one of their navigation bars.  Search tools can be a great way for customers to sift through a large amount of listings to find...

October 14, 2010

posted by: Carissa Drohan-Jennings

Landlords Are Finding The Value In Mobile

Mobile friendly websites are all the rage in the apartment industry today as many landlords begin developing mobile friendly websites.

Mobile friendly websites are all the rage in the apartment industry today as many landlords begin developing mobile friendly websites.