Irish Titan launched Haskells.com in 2016, leveraging Magento ecommerce capabilities for the upper midwest’s preeminent provider of wine, beer and spirits. The nature of the business means that the site is constantly being updated to reflect ever-changing inventory. The ability for customers to order online and have those orders shipped locally or nationally is a critically important feature. A busy, fluid, and dynamic website like Haskell’s requires a great deal of ongoing focus and attention to detail. Haskell’s looked to Irish Titan and Siteimprove for leadership and guidance in optimizing their already thriving platform.
Siteimprove was introduced to the site, highlighting and identifying accessibility and quality assurance issues, allowing web editors to prioritize fixes so that they can address the biggest issues first. The results (and recommended fixes) were conveniently displayed on a dashboard, along with the potential impact on the site’s Digital Certainty Index™, Siteimprove’s scoring model to reflect the ever-changing digital environment across SEO, accessibility, and quality assurance.
Based on the insightful information provided by Siteimprove (and close partnership with Haskell's), Irish Titan took immediate action in the following areas.
- Fixing broken links on pages.
- Fixing spelling errors.
- Basic grammar checks throughout the site.
- Adding GZIP compression to files.
- Tweaking server performance settings to increase site speed and optimization.
- Adding labels/descriptions to search fields and buttons.
- Increaseing contrast for sections of the site to meet AA color contrast ratios.
- ARIA descriptive labels on product images, details buttons and add to cart buttons on listing pages and product pages.
Haskell’s Digital Certainty Index™ greatly increased in a short period of time, and they now have a clear roadmap for future improvements relating to effective content, increased usability for all site visitors, and improved SEO scores. The combination of Siteimprove’s ability to identify areas in need of improvement, and Irish Titan’s expertise in making those improvements quickly and effectively, means that Haskells.com is able to age like a fine wine should.
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