13: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
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Infographic: Web Accessibility for Designers
"Optimal accessibility should start early in the visual design
process. This updated infographic highlights many important principles
of accessible design."
Accessible to Some
By Manuel Matuzović.
"Your website, app, or new feature is only half as good if only some
people can access it. Consider inclusion and diversity from the very
beginning and test properly. A score of 100 in Lighthouse or 0 errors
in axe doesn't mean that you're done, it means that you're ready to
start manual testing and testing with real users, if possible. Before
just you build and launch something, think about your users first and
how your decisions might affect them."
Takin' Five (Videos)
By Ethan Marcotte.
"…I've been working with Aquent Gymnasium to produce a series of five
short tutorial videos, which have been launching over the course of
this past week. Since the last video just went live, I'm thrilled to
share the whole list with you. 1.) Introduction to using VoiceOver on
macOS 2.) Designing beautiful focus states 3.) Flexible and accessible
typesetting 4.) Responsively designing with viewport units 5.)
Designing beautiful and accessible drop caps…"
Accessible Data Tables
By Bruce Lawson.
"I've been working on a client project and one of the tasks was
remediating some data tables. As I began researching the subject, it
became obvious that most of the practical, tested advice comes from my
old mates Steve Faulkner and Adrian Roselli…"
Accessibility New York City: Using Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for
By Deborah Edwards-Onoro.
"…One upcoming event I'm looking forward to is Accessibility New York
City’s July meetup when they host Sarah Pulis speaking on Using
Task-Oriented Walk Throughs for Accessibility Reviews. The
presentation will be held on July 14, 2020. Read on to learn more
about the talk and presenter…"
CSS background-repeat: round
By David Walsh.
"The CSS spec is full of gems that sneak their way past most of us web
designers and developers. Stuff like :focus-within,
prefers-reduced-motion, and prefers-color-scheme suddenly make their
way into CSS without us really finding out for months or years. One
such example is background-repeat: round…"
Embracing Top Tasks at Toyota (Part 2)
By Gerry McGovern.
"…Quality digital is more maintenance than creation. Yet digital has
huge engines of creation and often nonexistent maintenance. And where
maintenance and support do exist they are generally seen as low-level
positions with low-level respect. That must change."
Information And Information Architecture: The BIG Picture
By Carrie Webster.
"…how we use information, the power it yields, the sheer volume of
data we have created, the impacts of information overload, and how
information architecture can be used to organize and structure this
information for those seeking it. There is no denying that in this age
of Information why it is so important to focus on information
architecture as a solid foundation for delivering the right
information to your customers to make their lives easier."
Introduction to Accessible Rich Internet Applications (ARIA)
"WebAIM article has been significantly updated with new information
33 Web Development Terms You May Not Have Heard Of
By Jens Oliver Meiert.
"Web Development has its own, special vocabulary that easily consists
of several thousand terms. Even if you're an experienced developer
you're unlikely to know all of them. Still, do you like to try your
knowledge? How many of the following 33 terms * do you know…"
ATAG Report Tool
By W3C Accessibility Education and Outreach Working Group.
"This tool helps evaluators report on the accessibility of authoring
tools. It guides you through the Authoring Tool Accessibility
Guidelines (ATAG) requirements, lets you record your evaluation
results for each requirement, and generates a report of the authoring
tool's ATAG conformance."
Avoid PDF for On-Screen Reading
By Jakob Nielsen and Anna Kale.
"Forcing users to browse PDF files causes frustration and slow task
completion, compared to standard webpages. Use PDF only for documents
that users will print. In those cases, following 10 basic guidelines
will minimize usability problems."
5 'Credit Card Form' Implementations That Make L.L. Bean Best-in-Class
By Rebecca Hugo.
"Despite credit card details being a commonly typed input on
e-commerce sites, and despite the fact that they only constitute a
small part of the overall amount of typing users have to do during the
checkout flow, our 11 years of testing checkout flows reveal that the
3-5 credit card form fields are by far the most complex and
error-prone input during checkout…"
Emojis in Email Subject Lines: Advantage or Impediment?
By Kim Flaherty.
"Our research shows that emojis in subject lines increase negative
sentiment toward an email and do not increase the likelihood of an
email being opened."
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