[webdev] Web Design Update: August 4, 2016
David P. Dillard
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2016 06:28:24 -0500
From: Laura Carlson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: webdev <email@example.com>
Subject: [webdev] Web Design Update: August 4, 2016
+++ WEB DESIGN UPDATE.
- Volume 15, Issue 06, August 4, 2016.
An email newsletter to distribute news and information about web
design and development.
++ISSUE 06 CONTENTS.
SECTION ONE: New references.
What's new at the Web Design Reference site?
New links in these categories:
03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
++ SECTION ONE: New references.
5 Rules for Publishing Accessible Content
By Joseph C. Dolson.
"Creating a website that's fully accessible to disabled users is
typically a collaborative effort..."
Microsoft Word - Creating Accessible Documents
"The following best practices are provided to help you maximize the
accessibility of your Word documents..."
How to Make Android ImageViews Accessible with Content Descriptions
By Chris McMeeking and Melinda Kothbauer.
"When using Android Accessibility APIs, there are multiple ways to
provide alternate text for an object, and the content description
attribute is the most basic..."
Cloud Accessibility and the Changing Dream
By Scott Hollier.
"...while today the conclusions are similar, the Cloud is changing and
its applicability to people with disabilities is rapidly changing with
Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility
By Christina A. Samuels.
"Every year, thousands of complaints flow into the office tasked with
investigating disability discrimination for the U.S. Department of
Education. This year, Marcie Lipsitt, a special education advocate
from Michigan, has been responsible for about 500 of those
Get Started with Narrator
"Narrator is a screen-reading app built into Windows 10. This guide
describes how to use Narrator with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
on desktop PCs, providing you with enough info to start exploring
Windows, using apps, and browsing the web. It's written for those who
use a screen reader regularly..."
DOJ Extends Comment Period for ADA Title II SANPRM, Cites Impact on
Title III Rule
By Minh Vu and Kristina M. Launey.
"DOJ announced today an extension to October 7, 2016 for the public to
submit comments on the SANPRM for state and local government
Section 508 Refresh - Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
By Jonathan Avila.
"Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended 1998) (29
USC § 794d) requires that when U.S. Federal government agencies
develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information
technology (called EIT in the current law), federal employees with
disabilities must have access to and use of information and data that
is comparable to the access and use by federal employees who do not
have disabilities, unless such a change would impose an undue burden
on the agency..."
Blanks v. San Francisco Federal Credit Union
By Disability Rights Advocates.
"In September of 2015, the Credit Union overhauled its website.
Suddenly, Credit Union member Marco Salsiccia, who is blind,
discovered he was unable to use the Credit Union's online banking
San Francisco Federal Credit Union Settlement Agreement (PDF)
"Credit Union commits that it will ensure that the Website and the
online banking services which render through the Website and related
mobile applications will conform to the WCAG 2.0 AA..."
Coyier, Chris. Practical SVG, A Book Apart, 2016.
+03: CASCADING STYLE SHEETS.
Manipulating Sass Colors With HSL And Opacity Functions
By Steven Bradley.
"One of my favorite aspects of Sass is how easy the functions make it
to work with colors..."
Precedence in CSS (When Order of CSS Matters)
By Chris Coyier.
"...Assuming specificity is exactly the same, order does matter.
Styles declared later win..."
+04: EVALUATION & TESTING.
7 User Experience Tests to Do When Redesigning Your Website
By Amber Callan.
"...In order to be sure that you get the most out of your new website,
here are seven user experience tests to do during the process of a
13 Things To Consider When Offering Survey Incentives
By Jeff Sauro.
"...Here are 13 things to consider when deciding whether an incentive
is the way to go..."
Better by Design Conference
August 18-19, 2016.
Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Mobility and Modern Web Conference
September 14-16, 2016.
Los Angeles, Califorina, U.S.A.
September 16, 2016.
Washington, DC, U.S.A.
Digital Gaggle Conference
October 5, 2016.
Bristol, England, United Kingdom.
October 10-12, 2016.
November 28-30, 2016.
By Steve Faulkner.
"Get the current accessibility support status of HTML5 features across
Brainstorming is Dumb
By Annie Sneed.
"Studies show it produces fewer good ideas than when people think on
their own. Thankfully, there's a better way to work in groups."
When and How to Create Customer Journey Maps
By Kate Williamson.
"Journey maps combine two powerful instruments-storytelling and
visualization-in order to help teams understand and address customer
needs. While maps take a wide variety of forms depending on context
and business goals, certain elements are generally included, and there
are underlying guidelines to follow that help them be the most
ARIA Bookmarklet for Accessibility Testing
By Paul J. Adam.
Paul created a new bookmarklet.
Hover is Dead. Long Live Hover.
By Jordan Staniscia.
"...Don't use hover as the primary action to trigger anything essential. Ever.
For the rest of your life..."
Going Beyond the Obvious
By Philip Hodgson.
"In which we go on safari, stop at a red light, meet a zoologist, and
discover four classic questions that can help us design better user
Buttons in UI Design: The Evolution of Style and Best Practices
By Nick Babich.
"...Every button (classic or modern one like ghost button or floating
action button) is meant to direct users into taking the action you
want them to take..."
How to Establish a Content-First Design Process: Content Strategy
Tools for Everyone
By Carrie Hane Dennison.
"...This article is part 1 of a 3-part series on introducing content
strategy within a team or organization..."
Design Thinking 101
By Sarah Gibbons.
"What is design thinking and why should companies care? History and
background plus a quick overview and visualization of 6 phases of the
design thinking process. Approaching problem solving with a hands-on,
user-centric mindset leads to innovation, and innovation can lead to
differentiation and a competitive advantage."
[Section one ends.]
++ SECTION TWO:
+11: What Can You Find at the Web Design Reference Site?
Cascading Style Sheets Information.
Evaluation & Testing Information.
Information Architecture Information.
Miscellaneous Web Information.
Sites & Blogs Listing.
Standards, Guidelines & Pattern Information.
[Section two ends.]
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Until next time,
Laura L. Carlson
Information Technology Systems and Services
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, MN U.S.A. 55812-3009