#BookDirect Day 2021: Tips, Ideas, Strategies (example page designs)

Posted on Categories Industry News, Social Media, Vacation Rental Marketing

It’s amazing how the vacation rental industry has become so dependent on online travel agencies. There’s nothing wrong with OTA’s but let’s face it, it results in extra Read More...

How to transition into working remotely: With a set of free tools

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At InterCoastal Net Design we are no strangers to the benefits of technology and the resources that the digital world provides to help keep us connected virtually.

The current pandemic of COVID-19 is Read More...

Vacation Rental Managers: Managing Your Online Presence and Digital Marketing Efforts During the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Posted on Categories Industry News

The coming months will test the resolve and perseverance of the vacation rental industry. The impacts will be unique to each area and business. We must now confront the real human toll this Pandemic Read More...

Vacation Rental Week 2020

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We are super excited to be participating with the VRMA in the first ever Vacation Rental Week! This week is about bringing awareness Read More...

V12 & YesBookIt Announcement by HomeAway Software

Posted on Categories Industry News, Property Management Software

According to industry news resource, VRM Intel, HomeAway Software (now Vrbo) is sunsetting both V12 and Australian prevalent software, Yes Book It (YBI).

 If you are currently on V12, sources say, you Read More...

20 Year Anniversary: Q&A w/ Brandon Sauls

Posted on Categories Industry News, Team News, Vacation Rental Marketing

May 2019 marks InterCoastal Net Designs’ 20th year in business and much of our success can be attributed to our humble beginnings with Brandon Sauls at the helm. We recently sat down with Brandon Read More...

Is your Website ADA Compliant?

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We at InterCoastal Net Designs have been helping our clients in making their websites ADA compliant. We have been asked recently why a website must be ADA compliant, so we thought we would share some of the information with you and how it helps your company out.

What Does ADA Stand For?

The ADA is the American with Disabilities Act and it requires that businesses and nonprofit service providers make accessibility accommodations to the disabled public. This means that they have to provide the same service to the disabled as they would for the non-disabled which includes their websites.

What Could Happen If We Don’t Make our Site ADA Compliant?

If your site is not ADA Compliant there are a few things that could happen. The first thing that could happen to your business is you could lose a client or a booking. We don’t want this to happen because the disabled person may go to another site that is ADA compliant. Another thing that we could see in the future is where Google and other search engines would only rank websites that are compliant. We know that they have recently moved in the direction to “force” businesses to make their sites mobile friendly or they will lose the rankings altogether. This could be the future with having your website ADA compliant and if it’s not then you lose your rankings. We don’t want this to happen to your business which is why we can help make your website ADA compliant.

How Do We Make Your Website ADA Compliant?

There are many suggestions on the ADA Website, but we know that there are many other considerations as well. We will take the precautions in checking your site to see if it’s compliant and if it is not, then we will make it compliant. There are several things that have to be addressed in making it compliant, but we will cover a few of the items for you.

Perceivable

Your website will have information and user interface components that must be presentable to users in ways they can perceive. This ensures that the content on your site is Read More...