Google Lighthouse is a developer tool available in Chrome that provides scores related to Performance, A11Y (Accessibility), Best Practices, and SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
You run the audit on any site by opening the dev tools and clicking on 'Generate Report' within the Lighthouse tab.
Blogthedata.com Mobile score
Blogthedata.com Desktop score
Not too shabby!
In terms of A11Y, it found a few things. I thought I added alt-text to all images, but forgot to add alt-text to my profile photo!
I made improvements to the look and feel, but the contrast isn't high enough for certain users. I’ll adjust colors to get something that works for all users and still looks good.
My colleague Karl Frantz says high-performing teams are ones that see A11Y compliance as a design challenge instead of a burden. I agree and am excited about making blogthedata.com more accessible!
Stay tuned for more adventures where I try to improve Lighthouse scores!